hello, oakwood, I’m so happy to see you!

This past Wednesday, I started my new job as a Clinical Dietitian at Oakwood Hospital! I’ve been so excited to start working and meeting the RDs who are helping me so so much. They are extremely patient, nice, and fun to be around! After two days getting trained and being on the floor with them, I already know that I’m going to love it here and will love being a dietitian even more. There’s been a lot of times throughout the path to my career where I’ve wondered if I’ve made the right career choice, and I can safely say that I have. And that’s a pretty good feeling 🙂

Anyway, it’s been a whirlwind of a week so far. Monday and Tuesday were orientation days for the hospital – basically, sitting through lectures for most of the day and feeling like I was in school again – but Wednesday I started training and reviving my clinical skillz.

Yes. With a “z”.

While I remember a decent amount from school and my internship, there’s a lot of reading/reviewing I need to do. However, I’ve been loving the first few days, so here’s to “studying” after work.

What I need to get used to, work-world-wise? The traffic coming home. The exhaustion-factor. <– Very important factor that I had forgotten about. Aka…I am so tired when I come home, all I want to do is take a nap and eat cookie dough. And not train for the marathon I’m running in October, which would be a bad idea all around. I’m giving myself a week-ish to get in the groove of work-world and then I really need to start running consistently again. For now, I kind of feel like I’m in (as my man calls it) “survival mode”, which is not very enjoyable, but the feeling shall pass. Oh! And I bought my first official lab coat today! Which was very exciting. Next step: legit work clothes. Karen and Anita already have my own “What Not To Wear”-esque episode planned and they plan to help me create some work-appropriate outfits that are also cute. What awesome friends I have 🙂

And so now, my friends, I leave you all to take….a nap. And to brush up on medical nutrition therapy recommendations. And to go to the gym when I emerge. Hopefully.