Let me update you, introduce you to some new things- Beyonce. What a crazy few months it’s been, huh? It is now officially 2018 and I am coming to you live from bed in my comfy robe. I have been going nonstop for the past 4 months with my dietetic internship. In all honesty, this is not what I initially expected, but it is getting a lot better. I have met some AMAZING preceptors (and some not so amazing), and have learned so much these past few months.

Rotation Update:

I have been in a clinical setting, a dialysis center, and a few long-term care facilities. All of them have been very educational and I feel like I have learned a lot. I have found a new ‘like’ for long-term care that I didn’t know existed. One of my favorite things about LTC is that you actually get to know your patient. In clinical settings (hospitals) you don’t really get a chance to know your patient, you are just there to fix the acute problem and move on to the next, which is not my style, but I am so glad I am getting to experience it.

I am currently in my concentration rotation, which is wellness based. I am loving this rotation so far. It is probably my favorite so far for a few reasons, 1. it is virtual, so I can work at home and not have to go outside in this 1-degree weather, 2. I am doing a lot of work that I am passionate about and 3. My preceptor is awesome and is the sweetest person ever. I feel that it has made me get my passion and focus back for blogging.

The work I have done so far with her has really made me think about what I want to do as a Registered Dietitian (RD) once I pass the exam. I am excited for the next half of this rotation because I will be in a WIC (Woman, Infant, and Children) center working with a Lactation Dietitian. Something you may not know about me is that I have a passion for breastfeeding and prenatal/postnatal care. I just love children and every aspect of birth. So I am SUPER excited to get to see how this all works.

Masters Update:

All A’s baby. The first semester went pretty well. I learned a lot and was able to use my time management skills to get everything done on time. Currently, I am on break until January 9th and I couldn’t be happier. Having some time to actually do things, like write this post feels amazing! I am 100% glad I decided to go for my masters during the internship. It feels good to know that I won’t have to go back to school (unless I want my Doctorate). If your program offers a master’s, I say totally worth the investment.

Likes:

  • Meeting new people
  • Learning something new every day
  • Becoming more comfortable in a clinical setting
  • Being more organized and feeling accomplished
  • Helping people (at least those that want to be helped)
  • Being one step closer to my dream job

Dislikes:

  • Having no time for ME
  • No income
  • Fending for myself
  • Traveling
  • Not being able to blog
  • Homework (duuuhhh)

What I am looking forward too:

  • Completing my huge presentation (basically like a thesis)
  • Making money aka having a job
  • Graduating
  • Completing my Masters
  • Passing the RD exam
  • Blogging again

What to expect in 2018:

I’m coming back baby!! There is nothing more that I want then to get back to blogging and turning this amazing platform into a business. I don’t have a set plan yet because I do need a steady income if I want my life to start (move out, pay for insurance, get a car, adulting LOL). My plan is to make it work. Once I take the RD exam, I am coming back like never before!

Here is my first update on my dietetic internship experience:

How I Survived the Dietetic Internship Application Process

While I am not blogging on the regular, be sure to check out my Instagram for updates and awesome pictures!