Yes, that’s right… I just finished my 2nd week of clinical rotations this week. A former dietetic intern told us at orientation that our rotations would fly by and now I understand what she meant. I cannot believe it has already been 2 weeks.
I has been a really great week and I definitely feel a lot more comfortable with clinical dietetics. Out of all of the areas of nutrition (clinical, food service and community), clinical is the area that really intimidated me. I have no idea why because I’m really enjoying it.
High of the week: There are a few…. feeling a lot more comfortable with clinical material. Being able to get to my facility without using a GPS. Feeling caught up on school work. Continuing to see things hands-on that I have just read about in textbooks.
Low of the week: seeing all of the damage from last week’s storm, which hit the area where I intern and caused a lot of damage. A lot of the town has been without power for most of the week.
I seriously saw a tree that had fallen straight through the middle of a house on my drive home. So sad. Please keep these people in your thoughts.
This was the first week that I’ve worked 4 10-hr shifts (ever) and it made my workday 12 hours when you factor in my commute. Each day pretty much went like this: wake up, intern, come home, eat dinner, take a shower, go to bed. Pretty boring.
This evening was the first night this week where I did not try to be in bed by 8. I ventured out to Office Max to pick up a storage clipboard like this one for my internship. A lot of the dietitians have them, and they are convenient for holding handouts. I ended up not finding one that I liked but it was nice to get out of the house, even if I was too tired to care about changing out of my scrubs:
And I may have also made a milkshake pit stop while I was out…
Well, I’m off to do some laundry before I hit the hay. Goodnight!