Well Hello!

Phase two is complete!  I graduated from the UNL dietetic internship on Friday, woohoo!  Phase threee:  I will be taking the R.D. exam in one month and hopefully be  a registered dietitian before this year is over.  I have learned so much these last eight months.  I feel like I’ve been given so many great experiences and I’m excited to see where I end up.  When I went into the internship I was set on a career in clinical dietetics.  I was 100% sure I would work in an acute-care hospital.  Now, my eyes have been opened to the many areas that a dietitian can make a difference.  I will be looking for opportunities in all fields to find my calling.

I have experience in eating disorders, long term elderly care, community based programs like WIC and health department wellness campaigns, laboratory nutrition research, acute hospital care, food service management in large facilities, after-school nutrition programming…  Wow!

I won’t be looking for jobs just yet, there is a phase four.  I have two more semesters of graduate school to receive my masters in Community Nutrition and Health Promotion with a graduate minor in BioChemistry.  I was awarded a research assistantship where I will be working under a brilliant professor, Dr. Tim Carr, with a project to be determined (Tuesday)!!

Before all that begins I get to spend a week with family and friends in California.  I need some relaxation!  I hope to jog in the Cali sun each day and hang at a coffee shop for an hour of studying.  If you want to join me for some exercise or studious-ness over some caffeine please call/txt me!  562-506-6396  I want to catch up with as many of you as I can while I am in town, I wish it weren’t so difficult.  To make it a little easier, we are having a gathering at my childhood home 🙂  Saturday, August 17th starting at 1pm.  Please, please, please stop by!!

One last thing…. Erin, Cameron and I would love to have Joren celebrating with us that weekend.  Times are tough without an income so we can’t afford another plane ticket.  I hate to ask one person to carry the financial burden so I had an idea.  I created an online fundraiser page so everyone could come together and bring Joren to California with his family and friends.  If we’ll see you that weekend and you can spare $5 or $10 I know you will get your money’s worth in great company, food and drink.  I can’t wait to surprise my wonderful husband with this gift from everyone, I know he’ll be so touched.

https://www.youcaring.com/other/get-joren-to-cali-/75663

Look at those guys

Love, Vanessa

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