Lots of snacks today in FNH 480!
Afternoon of Enteral Nutrition! #UBC #Dietetics (at Food, Nutrition And Health Building - UBC)
Our final clinical case study would be one of the hardest we’ve had.. gotta love learning about dysphagia and stroke.
Final motivating words from our #UBC #Dietetics Clinical prof. 8 months flew by!
Finishing up an assignment involving “healthy” recipe development for signage within an inner city grocery store.. and all I want is chocolate cake with freshly whipped cream. Time to find a way to fix this mad craving.
IT’S OFFICIAL! I’ll be staying here in the lower mainland next year, and got placed within Fraser Health! Who’s stoked? I AM!
Time for celebratory beverages!
Feeling ridiculously nauseous waiting for that internship e-mail.. if only they could tell us in the morning rather than making us nervously wait until 4pm..
Fearful realization: I will be finding where my internship placement is on Friday. *insert need for life to fast forward to when I receive that e-mail*
It’s a ‘back to reality’ kind of day.
Submitting my ranking form for Dietetics internship placements was more anxiety filled and nerve racking than I thought it would be. I realized how indecisive I can get when I put a lot of pressure on myself, but with the help of that ridiculously supportive boy, lady best (and her awesome mother) and some Dietetics home peeps, I finally submitted my form yesterday. Now time to wait until mid-March for when information on our actual placement spots are released.. Crossing my fingers I get a spot here in the lower mainland. *insert massive fear here*
Who needs a social life on a Saturday night when you’ve got Clinical Nutrition?
During times of extreme needs for an epiphany on life, Humaira (who’s blog is super awesome) always says things I need to hear. After diving into a somewhat bias article on “foods you should never eat” that she e-mailed me and asking me for my opinion on the article, I realized that I may actually have learned more than I thought during the past 2 years in Dietetics. With that, she replied:
“And darling, please - you definitely have learned something extremely useful and applicable in your degree. The trends I see in the shifting tides - someone of your caliber & knowledge will be a hot commodity, especially if you choose to take it in unconventional ways.”
Unconventional ways. I’ve always been the type to take the harder route, do things other people wouldn’t typically pursue, and go against what people expect of me. Those two simple words made me realize that I’m probably not going to be the typical dietitian working in the clinical setting or within the food distribution lines all my life. I’m banking on my internship next year to really give me an ‘ah-ha’ moment on what I want to do for the next how many years of my life, and really hoping that ‘unconventional’ career idea comes to mind during those 39 weeks of interning.
Goal: start thinking about what that ‘ah-ha’ moment may look like.
Thanks again, H. You’ll always be my mentor.
Things I’m nervous about in the next 1.5 months:
I hate when reality slaps me in the face, and when my dislike of ambiguity and the unknown surfaces..
A quick/simple but informative video on Canada’s food supply. Must watch :)