From Code to Cuisine: Christie Trent’s Journey to a Plant-Based Lifestyle and Content Creation

*Apologies for the bad audio quality, we had some technical difficulties recording this episode*

Joe Justice engages in an enlightening conversation with Christie Trent, a talented software developer and content creator based in the Kanawha Valley. This intriguing dialogue delves into Christie’s career in programming, her transition to a plant-based lifestyle, and her foray into content creation.

Christie Trent’s passion for programming began over two decades ago when she embarked on a self-taught journey in web development. Through perseverance and determination, she honed her skills in HTML, JavaScript, and CGI, ultimately leading to her first job as a programmer. Fast forward to today, Christie primarily works with ColdFusion and SQL Server, specializing in data management for clinical trials. In 2020, she made the bold decision to transition from a corporate job to become self-employed, embracing the freedom and flexibility of working remotely.

Christie’s remarkable transformation came when she switched to a plant-based diet in 2020. Battling chronic pain issues since childhood, she experienced a significant improvement in her health and overall well-being. The positive impact of her dietary change extended beyond alleviating physical ailments—Christie noticed enhanced energy levels, freedom from seasonal allergies, and a newfound zest for life. Inspired by her personal journey, she felt compelled to share her experience and educate others about the transformative power of a plant-based diet.

As a content creator, Christie embarked on a mission to inform and inspire others by sharing her insights and experiences. Alongside her software development career, she dedicated her time to writing a book called “Harvesting Change: The Transformative Power of a Plant-Based Diet.” Through self-publishing on Kindle Direct Publishing, Christie delves into the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, offering a wealth of information to those seeking a healthier way of living. Additionally, she has other writing projects in the pipeline, including a children’s book about coding and programming.

Transitioning from a corporate job to self-employment presented Christie with various challenges. From learning about taxes and managing insurance to establishing a structured routine, she navigated the complexities with tenacity and resilience. Christie emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and cultivating intense focus while minimizing distractions. Her work-from-home experience allowed her to thrive and strike a harmonious balance between her professional and personal life.

Christie Trent’s journey is a testament to the power of self-belief, determination, and embracing change. From her early days as a self-taught programmer to becoming a successful software developer, she exemplifies the rewards of pursuing one’s passions. Furthermore, her transformation through a plant-based diet showcases the profound impact of lifestyle choices on overall well-being. By sharing her experiences through content creation and book publication, Christie is empowering others to embark on their own transformative journeys. Her story serves as an inspiration for those seeking fulfillment and growth in both their personal and professional lives.

5 thoughts on “From Code to Cuisine: Christie Trent’s Journey to a Plant-Based Lifestyle and Content Creation

  1. I follow ‘Plant based nerd’ on facebook, and I always enjoy her content.
    I was interested in hearing more about her story on your podcast, but unfortunately although the initial runtime showed as 10+ mins, when I played it… there was only approx 2 minutes that played.

    I’m using an Android phone with the latest version of Firefox to play it (in case that helps you troubleshoot)

    Thanks, and have a great day!

    Dave Reese II

    1. FYI – I tried just using the fb browser, and it’s working perfectly.
      Thanks for the content, sorry to be a pain.

      Dave Reese II

  2. Great story ! Thanks for the inspiration, and wishing you both all the best… keep up the good works !

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