“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” - Fred DeVito. Have you ever felt like the end of something big and horrible would never come? That’s been me for the past 2 ½ years. On a wild whim I applied for grad school, thinking it would be something nice and productive to fill my spare time (silly me). A few short weeks into the program I realized it wasn’t something nice to fill my time with it was something evil (not really though, it just felt that way). My life become a structured ritual where every minute was spent either working, or studying. I remember feeling like this would never end and I became a little panicky about the whole thing. Some semesters were more challenging than others. There was one semester, where contrary to what I study and promote, I ate an absurd amount of dark chocolate to help me cope with the stress. I remember one evening I was trying to do my biostats homework and for the life of me I couldn’t figure it out. I would just start crying, lay my head on my desk and cry a little more, then I would eat a few more bites of dark chocolate and carry on. It wasn’t a healthy habit by any means but it did enlighten my mind to better understand those who have really stressful lives and who struggle to make healthy changes.
I learned a lot about nutrition science and even more about myself. I was challenged, mentally, physically, and emotionally during this time and it definitely changed me. I would be ungrateful if I didn’t mention my super supportive husband and my biggest cheerleader, my mom. I couldn’t have done it without these two and I think the two of them are just as excited for me to be finished as I am! Here's to finishing something I never thought I could do.
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