So much has happened in my life since I wrote here. If you can believe it, the blog has been on my mind the whole time. Not that this actually moved me to write, but I’ve been quite busy. My head was spinning for a good while before life started to settle into a routine that didn’t involve some form of school work. Don’t get me wrong, learning is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but paychecks are fun too and I was long overdue!
Since I last wrote, I finished the whole 1200 hour dietetic internship, studied my brains out for six weeks, and at last, passed the board exam I’ve worked toward taking for five years! I can now officially call myself a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and it feels pretty good if I don’t say so myself. I couldn’t have done it without Mike, the unwavering support of my parents and family, and a very strong community of friends. Oh, and coffee, a lot of coffee.
Right after the internship and before the big exam, my brother Jimmy and his wife Kate flew us over to London to visit and we took a side trip to Italy! Needless to say, it was a fantastic foray into the world of true Italian cuisine and we can’t wait to go back. I’ll talk about that more later, but for now lets just say that Sienna, Tuscany, and Florence aren’t bad places to visit if you’re into wine, food, and culture. Wow.
Now what, you might ask? A few days after passing my exam, I was actually fortunate enough to land a job as a clinical dietitian at one of the hospitals where I was an intern. It’s a pretty intense job with a very steep learning curve, but I couldn’t ask for a more supportive group of co-workers for my first job as a brand new health care practitioner. I also have the added bonus that a former grad school and internship buddy is working there too, which is pretty cool. So perhaps this all makes it is easier to understand where I’ve been all this time but now I’m back and I’m really excited to revamp the blog with some big changes. I even have a new name and theme picked out and am working on some new recipes too but it will still be a little bit before I get it all rolled out. I already know you’re good at being patient or you wouldn’t be reading this, so thanks in advance. It will be worth the wait, I promise! Until then here’s a hint: when did you first learn to love food and cooking? Think about it and leave a comment about where it all began for you!