About the Blogger
Hello. I’m Rochelle Knight, a multifaceted woman, final year medical student and writer who was born, raised and still resides in Kingston, Jamaica. I have a whole blog dedicated to my travels around Jamaica, especially off-the-beaten-path places, so I guess I don’t have to tell you that I enjoy adventure. You can learn more about that here. Don’t let that fool you though. I’m a bit of a coward but I learnt early that the secret to enjoying life is escaping your comfort zone, so I try to do just that every chance I get. For example, I plan to graduate, have dinner alone for the first time at a trendy restaurant and run in the Caribbean’s largest 5K this year.
School takes up most of my life as expected. A medical degree isn’t easy. It takes a lot of years of sacrifice, determination and diligence, even long before the acceptance letter. However, I do try to maintain a life outside of the major and career I chose perhaps too young, but I’m still a home-body at heart. I spend my free time writing both online and in private, reading other blogs and Thought Catalog, and listening to reggae, dancehall and soca music like the quintessential Caribbean woman. I also enjoy eating at new restaurants.
Other things I think you may find interesting about me: I’ve lost 40-lbs during my lifetime and while I’ve never reached my desired weight goal, I still feel as if I’ve accomplished something major by learning to get my emotional eating under control. Intuitive eating, portion sizing, SparkPeople and Jillian Michaels workout videos from YouTube were my secrets– not one gym or crash diet was used in the making of this slimmer healthier me! I’m also a proud naturalista. I last chemically relaxed my hair in April 2013 and big-chopped in December that year. That big chop, TWA and my subsequent short-lived tapered cut of 2017 have been some of the most empowered feelings in my life so far. What can I say?
A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. ✂️
I hope you enjoyed learning more about me. For more on my travel philosophy and the back story of how Adventures from Elle was created, click here. Also, if you’d like to work with me, let’s talk here.
As we say in Jamaica, walk good! 🇯🇲