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Interesting Ride of Life

My life has been quite ridiculous and I absolutely love it. I stopped blogging after graduation and my life completely changed since! The biggest life changing moment for me was working as a camp counselor this summer.

I have never learned so much about myself than I did at this job. Some of the things that I learned this summer

  1. I am a person that is most likely to brighten someone’s day
  2. When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work
  3. I know even more now that I want to be a mother one day and to have many children
  4. I learned I wasn’t being given the attention I deserved from my significant other
  5. I had been holding out for years on being true to myself
  6. I lost my sense of humor and laughter and this summer I found it again
  7. I learned that the person I was with was not who I was meant to spend my future with
  8. I learned that he was an amazing friend but we had lost our relationship and had a friendship instead
  9. I learned to laugh again, love to run again and learned to appreciate myself
  10. I learned to not be afraid to make a fool of yourself, especially if it makes people laugh

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I feel this was perfect timing to regain who I was as a person because I was embarking on a brand new journey in my life. I just graduated with my undergraduate degree in Dietetics and received an amazing opportunity to work with the Mizzou athletes as the Sports Nutrition Graduate Assistant.

I moved to Columbia as a single, independent, recent graduate, ready to embark on a brand new life.

I have only been working my new job for three months now but I’ve already learned even more than I ever thought.

  1. I am learning how it feels to be single and how to do things on my own
  2. I’ve appreciated time more than ever before
  3. I’ve learned how to work under pressure and be thrown into the fire
  4. I’ve learned to be completely comfortable speaking in front of large groups
  5. I’m constantly learning how to better myself and learning valuable life lessons
  6. This job will prepare me for anything I ever decide to do in life
  7. I absolutely love my coworkers and can call them my second family
  8. I’m slowly learning to put myself out there into the nightlife when I get time off on the weekends
  9. I’m trying to find time for a social life and realizing how important it is to have
  10. I’ve learned that laughter and jokes keep you sane and that people that take life too seriously do not belong in my life
  11. I will surround myself with positivity and leave negativity in the dust
  12. Realizing the great opportunity I have been given and never taking it for granted
  13. Really finding out who my true friends are and how much I love and care for my family

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I honestly couldn’t think of any other opportunity that could be as beneficial for my future career than the job I have currently and just am so blessed to be a part of it.

I will try and be semi consistent in blog posts, but I can’t promise anything since I do lead a busy life. Smile

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5 weeks to new beginnings

5 weeks and I will graduate with my Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in Dietetics. It’s not too early to start a countdown, believe me. This means that it’s cram time. Time for teacher’s to pack in all the material that is left to prepare us for our years to come.

Sunday night was internship matching and my fellow dietetic pals were told if they matched with an internship. This is probably one of the most stressful days, besides the actual application process, of the journey to become a dietitian. An internship is necessary to take the Registered Dietitian exam to become an RD. It isn’t as simple as calling someone up and finding an internship. Instead, a computer takes school’s choices and the applicant’s school choice and either matches one or none. Only 50% of those in the US that apply match with an internship.

Luckily for me, I was able to forego this entire situation, as I’m going to complete my master’s degree first. Don’t worry, I still stressed about the internship application process. If you know me, I’m the planner and want to plan out my life in advance. So when I found out we needed an internship, I started working on my application and resume starting my sophomore year of college and even had my choice picks of where to go and what I needed to do to apply, as well as networking with those who attended the internships and those in charge of them.

It just so happened there was another path for me to venture down and it is more beneficial towards the field of dietetics I want to practice. I was offered a graduate assistant position at the University of Missouri- Columbia to work under the Head of Sports Nutrition. Not only will I get to work in the field of dietetics I dream about; sports nutrition, but I will also get my Masters of Education: Health Education and Promotion. I was so blessed that I didn’t even need to think about this opportunity. All I needed to think about was the “what happens after that?” There it is again, my life planning. I’ve left it vague, in the fact that so much could happen with this opportunity and the ever changing world of nutrition and dietetics, that I know I will complete an internship and obtain my RD someday, but it can wait. Especially after hearing about the future changes that in order to take the RD exam, prospective dietitians will need to have their master’s degree. What a coincidence, because I will have my master’s degree which puts me right back in the playing field and not disadvantaged. So once again, this all happened for a reason and this path is ideal in my future plans.

I am so overjoyed with those who matched for internships and am positive that those who didn’t, will match second round or much like me, end up with other paths to take that will benefit them in more ways than they might think. So let us take in our last 5 weeks of school and open arms to the new adventures that are ahead of us in the upcoming years!

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