So you may have noticed a bit of radio silence lately. At first, I started working a couple of jobs in seasonal positions – one retail, one at a gym. Between those two, my free time was cut down significantly so I kept putting off blogging. Then the holiday season was in full swing and life just got in the way. But my very valid excuse for these past 2 weeks is that I officially started my very first job as a registered dietitian!
It has been a long time coming and I cannot express how thrilled I am! I am the new Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project in Norwalk. There, I work with clients one-on-one in counseling sessions. Being HIV+ has some specific nutrition concerns (I’ll get into those another time), but clients have some concerns that are common in the general public. Some people want to lose weight, shop on a budget or even just eat a more well-rounded diet.
It is so wonderful to actually be practicing in this field that I have been working for so long to be a part of. Over the past 2 weeks, much of my days have been spent getting oriented with policies, computer systems, fellow staff and just general daily operations. During this time though, I have started to see clients! I may have been a bit shaky at first but I really feel that I am coming into my own and developing a successful strategy that is all my own.
More to come later on as things progress!
What was your first career job?