Becoming a dietitian has been something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time now. I’ve always been interested in nutrition and all the different things about it. I’ve always wanted to know all the different foods that you can eat to help you stay healthy and in shape. Also, nutrition has just always caught my attention and they were always the classes that I excelled in. My parents never really let me eat fast food and I never understood why until I was older.
They would always refer to it as “junk” and tell my sisters and I how it would make us overweight and ruin our insides. I’ve always fought them on it but now I thank them for doing that because I realize how disgusting and dangerous fast food can actually be to one’s health. I started playing softball when I was six years old and ever since then I’ve always been careful about what I put into my body. I knew that playing sports after eating unhealthy sugary junk food would cause massive stomachaches and actually slow me down.
I avoided unhealthy food and ate a lot of vegetables, fruits and proteins because I knew that would really benefit myperformance in the long run. I worked out daily due to having practice six times a week and I would occasionally go to the gym after practice in order to get extra exercise in. I felt great. Here and there I would have a baked good or two, but never went overboard because I wanted to be the best I could be when I was playing. I went on to play softball for twelve years and since I was always so cautious about what I put into my body I learned a lot about nutrition.
Since I found nutrition so interesting, I decided a profession as a dietitian would be the perfect job for me. I know it would be something that I could definitely excel at and enjoy at the same time. For some reason, I’ve always loved hospitals. I decided I wanted to be a dietitian at a hospital. After my junior year of high school, my mom got me a job at her hospital. I was absolutely ecstatic. I worked as a transportation aid and suddenly had a change of heart. I suddenly wanted to become a nurse and two years later I got into the nursing program. I started the nursing program and from the beginning, I realized I made a mistake.
I thought I would be interested in this particular profession but nutrition was always in the back of my mind. I tried out nursing for a year and knew that it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I left my University and went to Community College where I took the nutrition class that really made me want to pursue a career in it. My teacher was a registered dietitian and she was absolutely amazing at explaining everything we needed to know. She had the most interesting class and I was so intrigued by everything about nutrition.
I looked forward to this class every single week and was actually extremely disappointed it was only once a week. I learned so much stuff that I didn’t know before and I fell more and more in love with the study of nutrition. After school ended, I looked into different colleges with nutrition. A couple of my friends told me how about a nutrition program and how I should check it out. I applied right away and once I was accepted I sent my deposit in and couldn’t wait to start the classes. I know that this is the right profession for me.