#Intern case study handouts all printed and ready to go for tomorrow! #wishmeluck #nutrition #clinical

#Intern case study handouts all printed and ready to go for tomorrow! #wishmeluck #nutrition #clinical

Checking my blood sugars today! Not a bad reading for 2 hours post lunch + 2 cookies in my belly! #diabetes #clinical #nutrition  (at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre)

Checking my blood sugars today! Not a bad reading for 2 hours post lunch + 2 cookies in my belly! #diabetes #clinical #nutrition (at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgery Centre)

My #Thursday.. 

Motivation to study: catching up on Grey’s Anatomy! #coffee #diabetes #clinical #nutrition #intern #ubc

My #Thursday..

Motivation to study: catching up on Grey’s Anatomy! #coffee #diabetes #clinical #nutrition #intern #ubc

Tube feeding filled #Friday! #intern #nutrition #Dietetics @ubcdietetics  (at Langley Memorial Hospital)

Tube feeding filled #Friday! #intern #nutrition #Dietetics @ubcdietetics (at Langley Memorial Hospital)

My LAST Taste of the Week nom for my #management rotation: Roasted root vegetable medley! #food #nutrition #Dietetics #intern #ubc  (at Eagle Ridge Hospital & Health Care)

My LAST Taste of the Week nom for my #management rotation: Roasted root vegetable medley! #food #nutrition #Dietetics #intern #ubc (at Eagle Ridge Hospital & Health Care)

Did you know..

I’m currently an Intern with Fraser Health as my final year of Dietetics at UBC. Want to know what I do as an intern, fun things I learn, and some photos here and there? Then check out my internship-specific blog here!

04.15.2013

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. 

Kthxbai. 

03.17.2013

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. 

03.13.2013

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.

It’s a ‘back to reality’ kind of day.

02.28.2013

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* 

02.04.2013

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. 

01.28.2013

Things I’m nervous about in the next 1.5 months:

  • the reality of internship placements with health authorities coming to UBC presenting on their placements.
  • ranking forms for placements due in a month
  • finding out where my placement will be in mid-March
  • looking at alllll the pre-internship requirements, and not being stoked on the list of immunizations I need.. 

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 :)

01.11.2013

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..