I’m a Master, and On My Way to Becoming a RD!!!
Time for a much needed Naturalie update! Woah, has this year been a whirlwind of craziness; very, very, very good craziness! Where to begin! WELL, this year started with buying and moving to a brand new house that overlooks beautiful Lake Cayuga in upstate New York. NEXT, I got hitched to the love of my life (how I landed such a keeper, I will never know)!!! There’s a wonderful little bar/bakery called Felicia’s Atomic Lounge in Ithaca that made our custom, vegan wedding cake and cupcakes. YUM! We got catering from Chipotle (go try the sofritas (marinated tofu) right NOW), Wegmans (veggie sushi, and fruit/veggie platters), and cheeze platters from Miyoko’s Kitchen. OMG this is probably the best cheeze alternative I have ever tasted! Even the skeptics loved it!
We adopted a beautiful, black kitty named Bean to match with our puppy Ender and to go with our Ender’s Game theme. (Bean’s black and Ender’s white…which makes Bean: Ender’s Shadow!! Any other sci-fi freaks out there?!) Side note: Did you know that black cats are the least likely to be adopted because of superstition!? I mean, just look at that face. How can you say no?
THEN, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University after 2 whole years of papers, presentations, tests, projects, assignments, and other ridiculous shenanigans. Phew, am I glad that’s over.
Now, after a long and arduous application process, I was accepted into Stony Brook University’s Dietetic Internship (DI) where I will be for the next 10 months. The DI is a requirement before one can take the licensing exam to officially become a Registered Dietitian. I am very proud to be accepted into this prestigious program since the national admission rate to any DI is only 50%!!! This means that half of those who apply, will not be able to become a Dietitian. On top of that, out of 150+ applicants to Stony Brook, they only took 16 of us *proceeds to pat self on back*.
So I am away from my hubby and kitties, which is incredibly hard *sigh*, and living once again in my childhood home. Here’s hoping I learn a whole lot and this year goes quickly. I’m one step closer to being able to legally counsel and practice as an official nutrition professional!!!!