Well the day has finally arrived that I can officially share with you what my future plans are going to be. This lady is going back to school to become a Registered Dietician. Yes, I will still be working in healthcare but this time on the clinical side. It’s way too premature to even imagine the possibilities of what I can do with that license down the road; but one thing I know for sure is that there is a demand for people with credentials in nutrition science.
I am so excited to start this new journey in a field that I have the utmost passion for. My plan is to share the wealth of knowledge that I will be learning with the world combined with my love for food and physical fitness.
This doesn’t mean that I will become the food police and not indulge in foods that are not necessarily good for me anymore. Just to go on record, I will never give up my Twizzler’s and Wavy Lay’s potato chips and Heluva Good french onion dip.
It’s going to take some time and sacrifices to get to my final destination and I have to learn to be more patient with the timeline. My husband reminds me regularly to just stay focused on one thing at a time. I have to say, he’s right because it’s overwhelming with all the unknowns going on in my head now.
I will be laying the foundation of my education at Morrisville State College’s Dietetic Technician’s program starting in the Spring 2012 semester. There will be lots of chemistry, biology, and anatomy & physiology courses to take so I better start brushing up on human anatomy and the periodic table. It’s been a very long time since I dabbled into those science subjects. I will also be taking several nutrition courses to balance out the sciences.
Part II of the equation will be to get accepted to Syracuse University’s Masters in Nutrition Program (Graduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)). I have been told that I will need to take yet another standardized GRE test to accompany my application when it is time to apply. I tried everything in my repertoire to get out of taking the test since I already took the GMAT and have a MBA. No so luck getting out of that one. Oh well, if that is the worst thing I have to do, I just need to suck it up. I have already started reviewing algebra, geometry and vocabulary to get a head start on the preparation. Do you think Kurt Vonnegut will rise from the dead to write the essays for me?
It was real comical when I stumbled upon the quadratic equation formula chapter. My brain was completely blank trying to remember what that formula was even used for. I know that in time it will all come back. Again, patience.
So that’s that. The big news you all have been waiting to hear! I am so happy that everything finally fell into place. It took some time to figure out all the details but the hard work was definitely worth it.
Thoughts, comments… Do you think it’s ever too late to go back to school and to make a career change?