Well, I have about 7.5 weeks left my dietetic internship. This has been the fastest 10 months ever. I feel like I was just starting to get comfortable with the situation and now I have to figure out my next step. I am terrified. Now, I have to take the RD exam...and find a job. There are so many decisions to be made and I am beyond overwhelmed and filled with emotion. Do I stay in New York? Do I go home to Connecticut with my family? Do I move back to New Hampshire? Or should I just pack up and leave the North East all together. GAHHH. I wish this decision could make itself.
Up until this point, I feel like my whole life has been laid out perfectly for me. My diagnosis with type 1 diabetes was both scary and traumatic, but I truly feel like it happened for a reason. It opened my eyes to the wonderful world of medical nutrition therapy and guided my path in life. I have absolutely no regrets in the path I have chosen. Every single day, I feel like I've made a difference in someone's life. Though, not always nutrition-related, it's been such an awesome experience to provide patient's and their loved ones with comfort and support during such difficult times and I have been blessed to have the opportunity to practice my skills in such a prestigious hospital.
Not only has this internship aided in my journey towards becoming a Registered Dietitian, it has helped to grow as an adult. Moving to New York City, I've made some mistakes...but I'm learning from all of them. I have learned that I need to think about and stand up for myself more. I have learned that I need to remember to take care of my body..it's the only one I'll ever have. I have learned the importance in finding a good balance between health, work, relationships, and fun. The list could go on and on.
So as I move forward through the rest of this internship, I am going to try to remember to breathe, think about myself and what I want/need, and do good for this world.
With that, I leave you with some of my favorite inspirational quotes.
"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi
"Don't be afraid to give up the good and go for the great." -Steve Prefontaine
"Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change." -Unknown