Mid-week update

What’s up guys? How is your week going so far?

I am busy wrapping up my internship here at Winthrop. This is the true final week. Part of this week is a review course for the RD exam, which after just one day has helped to boost my confidence in taking it. It’s like all the knowledge is there, I just need a good review session to pull it all out. 

The review course is set up a lot like a lecture class, which is how I like to learn. I am an auditory learner and find it much easier to pay attention compared to reading on my own. This is the last time I’ll be in a “classroom” setting like this, so I’m letting the eager student in me really enjoy this one. Lucky for me the field of nutrition means lots of continuing education, so I will never really stop learning.

I am going to miss Winthrop days. Especially since it meant several of my girlfriends all huddled up in the same house for a week. If this internship experience has taught me anything, it’s how much I appreciate and need time with my girlfriends. 

Bagels makes the best breakfast in a crowded house. 

I don’t mean to sound cheesy, but having friends (who get it) to vent to or share random funny experiences makes everything so much better. During my undergrad, I didn’t mind doing things solo most of the time, but I don’t think I knew quite what I was missing out on.

On that note, it’s time for me to hit the sheets before another big day of reviewing!

I hope you are not tired of these brief update posts… I think more good stuff will be coming soon. 🙂

 

“You did it”

Today is a special day.

Somehow, it is April 21st and I’m spending my last day as an intern in the hospital. My few weeks of food service management sped by and now I’m here. I didn’t expect to enjoy my food service rotation, but I did some fun things.

Like have our kitchen staff try out a meal to possibly be added to the menu. 

Teriyaki salmon, brown rice pilaf, and roasted brussel sprouts. I convinced the brussel sprout-haters they had to give the roasted version a try, because it taste so much better. (Am I right?) They agreed with me apparently because all three dishes got great scores.

 Throw in a few test trays to the mix and an incredibly fun staff, it was a good time spent hanging out in the kitchen.

How do I feel? Relieved and excited. Nervous and unsettled. Sad to say goodbye, eager for a new adventure as an RD. Tired. 

What’s next? Wrapping things up at school next week, studying for the RD exam, and job hunting! Oh, and a little bit of resting. Sleeping in a few times. Cleaning my house. 

And now, on to the weekend! Eat something good and listen to this song:

A post about tacos

On my Instagram last night I mentioned that life feels bright this week. Minus a few things nagging at me (hello post-internship worries), I feel SO excited about life right now. The weather is insanely nice, I am thinking about all things I want to do/read/bake/see in the next month, and I just listened to this podcast episode that left me feeling really buzzed. I’m imaging my post-student/intern life and man does it feel surreal. 

I think I’m also still feeling the good feels from seeing my girl, Rachel, on Monday night. She’s the friend that is basically a sister thanks to 13 years of friendship. 

She was visiting home here in Columbia, so told her we needed to try a new restaurant. The restaurant scene in Columbia has exploded over the past few years, which I think makes a great case for her to move back. 😉

Terry met us at Publico, a newish fusion restaurant. It was two dollar taco night!

Chips and salsa to share. The salsa was a little bland, but there was a pineapple mango hot sauce and garlic hot sauce on the table that we mixed with it to add some flavor. That was good. 

For my tacos, I ordered the grilled shrimp and carnitas tacos. The carinitas taco was so so yummy but the shrimp taco was meh. Mexican street corn tasted very sweet and the cream sauce was tasty. Rachel and I both agreed that next time we’ll get the carnitas taco and sweet pork belly taco (she got that one and we both loved it).

After dinner we wandered a little outdoors before I had to say goodbye. 

Till next time <3. 

How does life feel for you these days?