Maybe it’s just me and I’m just incredibly nosy, but I love learning all about people’s lives and what drives them everyday. I think that’s a big reason why I love dietetics so much and want to go into counseling. Seeing how other people operate and what they choose to fill their life with is somehow so interesting to me. Maybe I’m just a creep. Who knows.
Anyways I figured I’d start sharing a little more about my life because lately there have been a lot more of you tuning into this space everyday and I want to get to know each and every one of you. So here is my life and I want you all to tell me about yours too!
I’m still in summer-mode right now (if you can really call 10 hours work days “summer”) but I really don’t mind because I’m so pumped for this to be my last summer of undergrad. I know that most people my age are terrified of graduation and entering the real world but I cannot be more ready. I love Peoria and school and running, but being so far away from the people I love makes my heart hurt and I’m ready to move back near my people.
Last night I was up entirely too late, so I slept in until almost 8am which NEVER HAPPENS. I did not even feel rested when I woke up so it was a rough morning to say the least. As soon as I got off work I completely passed out and somehow forgot to eat. How that happened is beyond me.
Basically I woke up starving so made a giant vanilla iced latte and pb bagel, ate it in about 3 minutes, and headed off to do some rehab on my hip. After that I took a super fast shower and headed off to work job #1 at a cancer center. I love working at this place. It’s so small and cozy but yet I feel like I’ve learned SO dang much about working in the clinical setting already. It’s definitely the job that makes me the most excited to be an RD soon.
Oh and there were snacks somewhere in there. Like these new Kind bars that have become my absolute fav!
After that I had a quick hour to spare, so I drove home to change again and called boyfriend just to chat. I made food to eat before my evening shift because I knew I would be starving if I didn’t, but was stuck in that weird stressed/sleep deprived state where any food made me feel sick. So I packed more snacks since I knew I’d be hungry eventually.
Work was just work. It’s not the most exciting job in the world but I’m learning things and experiencing things that have already taught me a lot and will pay off big time in the future. I really enjoy patient care – hospitals are kind of a scary place for a lot of people, so if I can be the nice lady that brings their food with a smile, that’s worth the less-than encouraging hours for me.
After work I called boyfriend again on the shuttle back home, then ate pasta with broccoli and a cookie. As tired as I was I still couldn’t sleep, thus why this blog post has been written and how I finally got around to checking blog emails and things! Around 11:30pm I finally went to bed. Oh and another cookie happened in there because balance.