Why celebrate?! Well for starters, it’s FRIDAY! Which is always a reason to celebrate in my opinion.
This week, however, I’ve got another reason to celebrate. Much to my relief, I finally found out about the dietetic internship I applied too… and much to my heart’s deepest desires- I was accepted!! I am so dang grateful I will be that much closer to reaching my goal to be an RD. When I started the journey summer of 2014, I had no idea how much my confidence would waver. One day I’d feel really confident in my skills, and the next day I’d be comparing myself to others and fearing that I wouldn’t measure up. Some days I would tell myself to just enjoy the ride and continue to grow, but other days I would feel like there was so much pressure on me to perform. Throughout my undergrad, I lived in the latter- always feeling like I had to prove myself. Luckily, as I have gotten older, I am able to mostly stay in a healthy state of mind, but I’d be lying if the pressure of getting a dietetic internship didn’t get to me quite often.
What makes me really happy is that some of my really close friends were also accepted and that we get to continue on this journey together. I think building friendships in grad school has made a huge difference in how I view academia. I don’t feel as much need to compete, but I feel like supporting others is just as important as bettering myself.
Needless to say, I am excited to begin the internship in the fall and super pumped to share all about it with you!
Last night, Terry and I went on a fun date, part to spend time together/part for me to celebrate. We started with dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, which is fav for Terry because he loves wings. [Sorry for the crappy photo quality]
He opted for the boneless wings in a few different sauces.
I, on the other hand, do not care for wings, so I stepped out of my box and ordered a burger with buffalo chips. The burger was yummy- especially with the garlic parmesan sauce I got on the side. The buffalo chips were basically flat fries, but no one’s complaining about that! 😉 (Also, no fiber to be found here!)
After dinner we went bowling with our friends Kelly and Harry. (Kelly will also be an intern!!!)
Turns out they are actually good and we are not. Especially me. Kelly scored over 100!
It was a fun night and a busy week at school, so I am happy for the weekend! I hope you guys enjoy your weekend and I’ll hopefully see you Sunday for my Sunday series.
Are you a bowler?
Wings or burgers? (if pizza was an option, we know that answer!)