Hey there! Long time, no talk, huh? It’s only been a few days but it seems like a while. Since I last left you, I officially started my dietetic internship! It’s been a crazy two days. (I apologize for my lack of responses to comments and reading everyone else’s blogs. I don’t remember the last time I was this busy!)
I spent Tuesday at the Apple Store, studying, and getting things ready like a little kid for the first day of school! (I had some problems with my iPhone when I got here, but luckily Apple fixed it).
Here’s where I spent most of my time Tuesday:
Rough life! I hear the weather in Buffalo is bad in the winter, so I’ve been taking advantage of the pool while it’s still open (and empty, everyone else who didn’t have permission to move in early moves in on Saturday).
Wednesday morning, I woke up bright and early to work out and get ready for my first day. The complex has a small gym and I used the elliptical. I’ve found if I don’t work out in the morning, the chances of me working out in the afternoon are pretty low!
First day outfit, ready to go! We didn’t have to dress professionally for orientation, but I still wanted to make a good impression. I don’t usually wear jeans because I find them uncomfortable (no matter how well they fit), and I wear soccer shorts in the summer and yoga pants in the winter. I even put on jewelry!
Day 1 of orientation was a lot of introductions- to people and the program. We turned in papers and discussed the upcoming year. The night before, I packed myself a healthy lunch to ensure that I had nutritious food waiting for me!
(I packed a salad, a pineapple Chobani, a peach, coconut Luna bar, and piece of dark chocolate. Have I mentioned I have a fear of have no access to food?)
We finished up around 2:30 (and started at 10), so my roommates and I spent the afternoon poolside again, studying!
My dinners have been pretty basic lately since I’m still building up my kitchen. A lot of rice bowls and big salads! Yesterday’s dinner was a rice bowl with sauteed stir fry peppers (frozen- frozen veggies are a cheap and easy way to make sure you get your greens! They also have more nutrients than fresh), avocado, tofu, canned tomatoes with chili peppers, and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.
I was so exhausted yesterday I was having trouble staying up past 10. By 10:30, I was out! It made getting up at 6:45 to do some Blogilates today easier though.
Day 2 of orientation was a much longer day. We started at 9 instead of 10 (which was convenient since President Obama was coming to speak at UB and they were closing the roads around 10), and I didn’t get home until 5.
We did a lot more today- we got our schedules and rotations. I’m in the Foodservice group, so this semester my rotations will be in the foodservice category! We also got all of our assignments for the semester (goodbye, free time), took the clinical quiz and a practice RD exam, as well as received a library tour.
We were told to bring 2″ thick binders and a 3 hole punch to store all our papers, and mine is already pretty thick!
It doesn’t look thick here, but trust me, we got a LOT of papers today. I plan on spending tomorrow afternoon organizing and plugging everything into my planner. I have a little over a week until my actual rotations begin; next week is touring of facilities (as well as weekly classes and seminar).
Today was one of my roommates birthdays, so after orientation we all went out for a much needed celebration! We went to a Mexican restaurant, and I got a big margarita and a vegetarian taco.
We had a big party so we were seated outside, which I was happy about because it was a nice, warm evening!
Dessert was amazing cupcakes from Wegman’s. Wegman’s is raved about, but it’s been super crowded so I haven’t explored it much. These Funfetti cupcakes helped me form an opinion though!
Tomorrow is graduate school orientation, bright and early. I plan on spending the afternoon organizing and relaxing, and in the evening Cameron is coming! It will be nice to see him again before things get even crazier and my weekends are booked with homework and rotations.
Time to hit the hay!