Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Let’s get to know each other.
My name is Bre. I grew up in a small town in Indiana, just south of Indianapolis surrounded by corn fields – totally cliché, right? Growing up, I didn’t pay much attention to what I was eating. Believe it or not, I used to eat Little Debbie’s Fudge Rounds for breakfast. During my freshman year of high school, my daily lunch consisted of Cool Ranch Doritos, Peanut Butter M&M’s and Coke. Seriously. Thank goodness they stopped letting us use those vending machines at school! As high school went on, I started to become a little more conscious about my health. Basically, I was gaining weight and not loving it.
Finally, one day while I was looking into college and thinking about what career path I wanted to follow, I decided that nutrition might be interesting. I knew I wanted to be in the health field and I definitely knew that nursing was not for me. I’m a weenie when it comes to needles and blood. My younger brother has type 1 diabetes, so growing up with him had already taught me about the importance of nutrition for our bodies.
So, dietetics it was. I spent 5 years at Indiana University and graduated with a degree in Dietetics in 2013. As time went on and as I learned more about nutrition, I found my lifestyle changing drastically. I learned to cook, and I started exercising regularly. I even completed the Couch-to-5K program and ran my first 5K (The Color Run) in 2012. I feel like an entirely different person and I’m never looking back.
I finished my dietetic internship this past spring, wrapped up my master’s degree this summer (hallelujah), and passed my registration exam in July! So what does that mean? It means I get to add a bunch of letters after my name. It really means that I’m finally a registered dietitian. It also means I am no longer drowning in school. It also means I’m looking for a grown-up job. Yikes.
Honestly, the thought of a grown-up job scares me. There is so much a girl (or guy) can do in the nutrition world! How am I suppose to decide which direction to go, and then convince someone to hire me? Adulting is hard, people. But, adulting also means learning about yourself. During my dietetic internship, I learned that I love to teach and talk to people about nutrition. I also love to cook and I have always loved to write.
So, I started a blog.