Wow, it’s hard to believe I haven’t been blogging for almost a solid 8 months. Life has definitely been an (exciting) rollercoaster during this time, but I’m happy things are finally settling down. Now I can get back into a routine, which means blogging!
So where have I been? After graduating with my BS in Human Nutrition & Foods, with a minor in Communication Studies, I wanted to run in so many directions and had no clue how to get started in any. I was still stuck in my college job, with a slight promotion and a full time position. Feeling way over qualified and unsatisfied I realized I needed a change. I made a list of things I really wanted to do:
- Go to graduate school
- Educate others about nutrition
- Help people
- Get the hell out of Morgantown
I started with applying to graduate school, except I didn’t actually apply. I did everything for my app, but actually submit it. Call me silly, but this was honestly the best thing I could have done. Why? Because writing a personal statement made me realize my passions and the direction I wanted my career to go. I confirmed public health nutrition is where I belonged. If I’m Cristina Yang (which I totally am, btw) public health nutrition is my Meredith Grey—except it’s a lot less whiny. After a lot, and I mean a lot of applying, I finally found the perfect fit in my hometown of Charleston, WV as a WIC Nutritionist.
As long as a process of applying to job was, once I found the right fit, the rollercoster took off again. In about two month’s time, Aaron and I both were quitting our jobs, accepting new ones, getting out of a Morgantown lease (an almost impossible feat), finding a new townhouse, relocating, and both starting new jobs within the same week. We might have been in a little over our heads. Add to that mix Thanksgiving, Christmas, and getting a new puppy. Okay we were definitely a lot over our heads.
Oh, and I decided to go for my Nutrition & Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR), which I passed my first try this past weekend! My post exam selfie doesn’t do my excitement justice.
And I should mention the obvious, I haven’t exactly been skipping out on blogging for 8 months. I’ve actually been committed to blogging for the past few months. I had planned to utilize March to really get back into my blogging, with National Nutrition Month feeling like the perfect time. However, I realized I really wanted to commit to blogging and tumblr just wasn’t getting the job done. I spent a large amount of time researching how to start my own website and the snowball just kept rolling. Now I have my own website, my own domain, and a completely new look!
With the new look, expect to see me launch some new features as well, such as my resource page, a fitness series, a traveling series, and more! I’m still undecided how often I’ll post—twice a week, three times? On certain days? There’s still some things to straighten out… One thing’s for sure though, I’m back!