Weekend Wrap Up and Becoming a RD!

I hope everyone had a good weekend! Here is my weekend in pictures!

Coffee and Doughnuts with the Husband to start off Friday

Coffee and Doughnuts with the Husband to start off Friday

Party on the Lawn at the Blake Shelton Concert with my Mom and Sister.

Party on the Lawn at the Blake Shelton Concert with my Mom and Sister.

Run in the rain in my Oiselle Gear! Distance shorts, Flyte tank & Oiselle baseball cap!

Run in the rain in my Oiselle Gear! Distance shorts, Flyte tank & Oiselle baseball cap!

Pretty Latte on a Rainy Day

Pretty Latte on a Rainy Day

Meeting our Friends' new pup!

Meeting our Friends’ new pup!

The pup rickin' out in some beats.

The pup rickin’ out in some beats.


Now my latest news….

I recently decided to quit my job in the technology industry and to go back to school to become a Registered Dietitian! It is a huge change and will require a lot of science classes! I graduated with a degree in Business back in 2007 and haven’t been in class since! I have about a year’s worth of prerequisites to take and I couldn’t be more excited (definitely nervous) to get started on this journey. I will start by taking a few classes this summer and then will continue to take classes in the fall. If all goes according to plan, I should finish my prerequisites next summer and hopefully will start grad school in September of 2015! I also need to take the GRE.

I am so lucky I have the support and encouragement from my husband to start this journey. He understands I may not have as much free time as I do now as I will definitely need to study and concentrate on doing everything I can to get accepted into graduate school. It is also amazing having the support of so many of my friends and family to pursue this goal — I thought everyone may think I’m crazy! Instead everyone is supportive and interested in hearing how I am going to accomplish my goal, knowing I have the support of my husband, friends and family makes this process so much easier.

Why a Registered Dietitian?
I am constantly reading about fad diets and different foods and trying new recipes at home. I realized that something I spend a lot of my free time doing (and really enjoying learning about) could become my career if I wanted to take a risk and go back to school right before turning 30! I have a huge passion for food and am very interested at how changing your diet can affect your health in so many different ways besides weight loss/gain. I think it will be interesting to learn WHY certain foods are good to eat to fuel your body from an athletic standpoint and it will also be interesting to learn how to help people by creating meal plans and understanding what they go through emotionally. I have always wanted to be super passionate about my career and feel that this will be a step in the right direction.

I am a little nervous about being the “old lady” in school (especially in community college where I will be taking my prereqs), but in the long run almost 30 isn’t that old! My last day at my job is on Friday and then my husband and I are going on a little vacation and then I’ll have a few days before I start classes!

Have you ever made a major career change?
Any advice on my journey to becoming an RD?
Did you take a GRE prep course?
How was your weekend?!

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20 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up and Becoming a RD!

  1. Linds, I am SO freakin’ excited for you! I have the utmost appreciation for those who want to feel passionate about their career and take a big risk in order to get to that point. This is a great move for you and have no doubt you’ll do incredibly well πŸ™‚ eek! Congrats on the big step!

  2. Congrats to you! I did something similar 3 years ago and went back to school to be a Holistic Health Coach and continued on to be a Masters in Sports Nutrition. Let me know if you have any questions or why I decided not to go the RD route.

  3. Old lady is the class? Pfft! You’ll be (and are) an INSPIRATION! I think it’s amazing that you are doing this and in a couple of years, you will be so glad that you did it! You got it girl!

  4. Amaaaaazing!!! Congrats on making big, bold, passionate choices with your life! I quit my 15-year corporate career a couple of years ago to pursue my photography business, and I’m so grateful for the support and cheering of those around me. You are going to ROCK this!!!!

  5. Lindsay I am so excited for you!! It takes a lot of courage to go back to school like that and is a decision to be very proud of!! I went back full time when I was 28 when I decided to be a nurse. It’s tough being in class with younger students, but if it’s something you’re passionate about it’s totally worth it!! Congratulations!!

  6. Congrats on the career leap! That’s so exciting and I think you’re going to be great at it. πŸ™‚ Love all the pics from your weekend too! (That donut looks delish!)

    I absolutely love Oiselle stuff. πŸ™‚

  7. Congrats on your decision – sounds like one you’ve really thought through and the career should be a great match for you πŸ™‚

  8. Cool blog. I struggled with horrible shin splints for years. Running with a metronome iPhone app set to 180 bpm and doing 1 run barefoot (I use vibrams or run on the track infield) or about 5-6 miles per week improved my stride efficiency and eliminated the problem.

    Also, I did pretty well on the GRE by prepping with an online video course. I’d highly recommend signing up for one. It was a couple hundred bucks but fully worth it. Practice makes perfect.

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