All I want in life right now is for this take home final (a 3 page self reflection.. that requires references) to write itself.. and alllllllllll the Stuffed Crazy bread from Little Caesars.
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.
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*
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 :)
Realizing all of the courses I’m taking this term involve group work = uh oh. My small course load may involve a lot more work than I anticipated..
Weekend of nutrition across the lifespans and research on medical nutrition therapies regarding upper GI.. my life is super exciting right now.
What have I learned so far: that my fear of child birth has increased after taking this life span course. Learning about pregnancy, lactation and infant nutrition makes that concept a lotttttttttttt scarier than it already was.
next year, I’m taking the second part to an International Nutrition class, just for fun! very jealous that there will be a new major within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems for International Nutrition, that involves completing a 3 month international field studies course.. anywho, I’m in the midst of having some “what do I want to do with my life” anxiety with dilemmas of debating if I want to do something student development based and staying within my UBC niche, branching off into the clinical side of dietetics, maybe pursuing some community nutrition education, or something that includes most of the above. so, to confuse myself even more, I’m thinking of summer 2013 already and networking with my FNH455 (International Nutrition) prof to possibly help her with some abroad research. why not, eh? something I’ve wanted to do for a few years, and may be given the opportunity to finally see if international nutrition research may be my thing. I love being that 20 something who really doesn’t know whereeeee she wants to take her degree/ work experience/ skill set and just trying out a bunch of things.
still waiting for that epiphany on life.. I’m only 21.. this is normal, right?
you find the manyyyy Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) lessons you have to study for super interesting! for my FNH 370 class (a nutrition assessment course) we had to register for a Dietitians of Canada course about DRI’s, how they are determined, ways you can figure out the values, etc. I know most of my class is dreading learning the material, but I gotta admit, this nerd is finding this material super cool. having one of those moments where I can’t WAIT for next year, when we can start our clinical courses, and begin learning how to implement this material in a real life situation. weeeeeeeeeeee!