I know I have been MIA for quite some time now. I have been posting on instagram every once in a while but have not had the time to sit down to create more recipes and write blog posts on them. You may go, okay well no one has time to sit sometimes, or you may say, how have you not had time during Covid??
Well to tell you the truth, my life hasn't followed the traditional path many people have followed. My life is unique to me and it is time for me to embrace that by telling you guys what my life has been like this past year.
May 2019: I graduated College with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
2019-2020: Working and studying for the Registration Exam to become a Registered Dietitian.
September 2020: Passed my Registration Exam and am now officially a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Now: In search of a job in the clinical setting while working two other jobs.
In the time it took me to pass my exam, continuously studying, and my part/full time job, I kept busy using my creative side in the Nutrition field. I was given an amazing opportunity to create my own recipe book, which later turned into two recipe books and working with amazing business partners who handed me so many opportunities. I was also able to work with my business partner to create an 8 Week Master Course in Mastering Nutrition for Diabetes.
Not only did Covid cancel my exam dates 5 times and had me working full time as an essential worker, but it allowed me to really focus on this blog for a little while. This blog then turned into me starting to figure out my future goals as to where I want this blog to go. Not only that but this blog allowed me to be seen by a company I can now say I work for. 716 Fresh, a local ready to eat meal company, saw what my goals were with this blog before I even thought about it. The amazing opportunity to work with 716 Fresh just gives me the comfort in knowing everything happens for a reason.
Now, I don't know how many of you are in the same boat as me but I think many people can benefit from the few things I want to get across in this blog post. What I learned and what I want you to always remember is:
Everything happens for a reason.
No matter how different your path is from everyone else's, it is unique to you and you can't be disappointed in that.
Stop comparing your life with others.
As frustrated as you may be with your situation, understand that something great is about to happen if you continue to work and not give up.
My most important message for you, and my new motto, is:
"Keep being you; Keep being amazing"
- Lauren Tronolone, RDN