A few months ago, I mentioned that I was working on a project for my blog and that I would let you know when it was complete. Today is the day!
I kept a personal blog a long time ago and my entire dietetic internship experience was chronicled there. I get a lot of visits from RD students and I have always wanted to try to get those posts here in G&G. The problem was that the blog was in blogger and there were a few logistical things that needed to be worked out.
Well, I’m happy to let you guys know that they are all here now and I’ve organized them on my Becoming an RD page. You can read all about me completing my didactic program in dietetics, getting matched with my dietetic internship program, completing the DI and passing the RD exam. I’m so glad they’re all finally here! Some of my pictures got lost in the transition and I’m sad about that, but the experience is still there to read about!
I really loved looking back on that time in my life…. I wanted to become an RD so bad and it took a lot of hard work. I am pretty settled in my career as a clinical dietitian now, and working on this project made me feel proud that I put so much effort into working towards where I am today. It has definitely been rewarding!
I remember when I first decided I was going to become a dietitian and I realized I was going to have to spend 2.5 years going back to school and then completing an internship. It was something I really wanted but I didn’t know if I had it in me to complete more school (after undergrad and grad school). If you are in the same boat then I would like to give this advice to you: anything worth having is worth working hard for. The time is going to pass anyway so you might as well go for your dreams!