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I’m an RD!!


I am no longer RD2B readers…. this morning at 11am I became an official Registered Dietitian!

Yes, I survived and passed the exam with flying colors. The 4th in my class to join the ranks of RDs all over the country. My 3 weeks of studying seemed to be totally sufficient, and I felt pretty good while taking the test. Of course there were some questions that came out of no where, but that’s with any test. I also seemed to have surprising amount of questions regarding dishwashers – who knew they were so central to the role of a dietitian? haha

So afterwards, I had a celebratory lunch at Kalamata’s, for my favorite Nashville meal – the falafel pocket. I will miss that pita sandwich of goodness, stuffed with falafel, cucumber, tomato, lettuce and tzatziki. yum yum yum!!

And what was the rest of my celebratory day? Actually not that fun. I spent the entire afternoon pacing and loading my car. Due to some unfortunate family medical issues, the boyfriend had to leave town yesterday, so he hasn’t been here to celebrate or pack with me. This has been the first time moving without help…. and it’s hard work! I almost had a breakdown at one point with all these heavy boxes and trying to figure out how on earth I was going to get everything to the farm by myself. A Sonic Java Chiller later and I was feeling much better. Plus, it helped to get a call from the doorman saying he had something for me at the desk……. beautiful flowers from the boyfriend! He was feeling bad for not being in town to celebrate with me (I was promised dinner anywhere I wanted), but the lovely flowers certainly helped. He even remembered how much I love sunflowers, and although the florist couldn’t get any for such a fast order (he called them as soon as he heard I passed the test) – she included some beautiful big sun-colored daisies. Perfect!

So, now at 9:45pm, I’m watching Dan in Real Life, trying to relax and unwind a little, with my Yoplait Thick’n’Creamy 100 Calorie Cinnamon Roll yogurt (it’s good!). My car is totally filled to the guts and will be ready for trip numero uno to the farm tomorrow at 6am. By this weekend I am going to be totally exhausted. I predict 3 trips to the farm to get everything – and at 7-8 hours per round trip, you can imagine all the fun I’m having by myself. I just hope things go OK with the boyfriend so we can spend this weekend together as previously planned – we were hoping to see Alton Brown at the Food Network Southern Food & Wine Festival!! That would certainly be a nice belated celebration for any new RD :),


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