Thinking about my future… such a scary thought. One that often makes me very anxious, stressed, confused, and, somtimes, even cry!
I’m sure the majority of you can relate?
In all seriousness though, I truly do think it’s scary to think about the future and “my plan”, but I had a request to blog about this topic from a very special reader of mine, so I’ll do my best to tackle it and tell you a little bit about what I am thinking my future will look like once I am done my undergrad this spring…
I began my undergrad with a “plan” to graduate with my Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and apply for internships in order to become a Registered Dietitian that same year. However, plans change, ideas change, and passions change.
I’ll be completely honest here and say, at the beginning of this school year I felt lost, confused, and a little panicked, actually. I thought I lost my passion and interest in becoming a Registered Dietitian. As a result, I opted out of applying for internships this year.
This was an incredibly hard decision for me to make because it’s been my dream to become a Registered Dietitian for basically ever, but many contributing factors led me to believe it was the right decision in the end.
First of all, by not applying for internships this year I was able to put my full focus into my studies and pull off some amazing grades! In fact, the highest grades I’ve received throughout all of my years of university! 🙂
Second of all, this year is not my only chance to apply for internships! I am able to apply for internships for the next two years. So, my opportunity of becoming a Registered Dietitian is not over.
And, my passion isn’t gone either.
It definitely was for a while, though. I was actually considering doing my masters in psychology, but my heart is in the field of dietetics. It’s my passion and I think(?) it always will be.
One thing did change, though. The area of practice that I am interested in.
There are several different areas of dietetics:
– Food service
I used to want nothing more than to be a clinical dietitian; however, throughout my four years of university I’ve learnt that I am not a fan of the clinical aspect of the profession. I’m definitely more interested in the community portion of dietetics, which is why I am taking my third community-based course this term! 🙂 (I am very excited if you didn’t already catch on 😉 )
So, what are my future plans then?
Obviously, I don’t know where the future will lead me for sure, but I can tell you the following:
– I will be completing my undergrad this year, while receiving my Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition
– I may take a few classes this summer to better my knowledge
– I will be applying for internships during the next school year
In the end, I do want to complete an internship and receive my Registered Dietitian credentials. Other than that, we’ll see where the future leads me! 🙂
Scary, yes, but also very exciting!
I hope you enjoyed this post and learnt a little bit more about me. If you’re confused about the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian, check out the Registered Dietitians of Canada website and click their “Careers” tab. You will find all the information you need about the education I’ve taken and the internship process I’m hoping to complete! 🙂
Tomorrow I’ll be back with a What I Ate Wednesday post! See you then 🙂
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