Thank's everybody !!
This is why i love this site, you guy's rock !!
Toastedsmoke- just because you no longer live in America(I'm in Canada
), don't let that stop you from pursuing a career in dietetics if that's something you truly feel like you should be doing as a career. Maybe check out things in your area, or maybe even look into going abroad for school( I know of quite a few universities here in Canada that are accredited by Dietitians of Canada, PM me if you want, and we can chat about it
). Plus you may even be able to transfer credits from your previous grad program. !!
Up until just a couple of weeks ago i never ever thought that i could actually go to university myself. I'm a single mom, technically still on social assistance(until i start my new job in a couple of weeks, which is only part time, but it's still a job) and I've already gone to college. I thought I would never be able to go to school again because for a while i had the mindset of "I already had my chance". When i was talking to my mum on the car ride into town, i started telling her about how i think i might want to get into nutrition and be a dietitian but how it involves a 4 year undergraduate degree from university and i even checked our local community college to see what they had to offer(which was nothing i was looking for).
Mum just asked, "why not ?". I'm still young, and just because I have a child doesn't mean i can't. I kind of teared up a little because I actually like school now(never did in HS lol) and i've discovered that i really love to learn. So, that's when i made the decision to look into it and now i'm just waiting for a couple of university view books to come in so i can check the requirements for admission(to see what i need to upgrade) and start making a decision of which school will be the best fit for me. Right now I'm leaning towards Acadia, which is 3 and 1/2 hours from here(it's one of the closest universities) and it looks like a great university, on the plus side their elementary school is just a street over, which would be perfect since my son would be in kindergarten or grade 1 and I could walk him to and from school in between classes. The other one is pretty great as well, but their local elementary school i think the kids need to be bussed(at least i think so, i still have to check that out more), and i'd much prefer to be able to walk him to and from.
The one other thing is that no one in my family(other then my younger cousin, but she only went one year and has to pay back her student loan first before she can go back) has ever gone to university. Actually most of my aunts/uncle never finished HS, no one but my mom has gone to college(and she's gone twice now) and even with my cousins, aside from me and my younger cousin, only two of them, among many, have ever gone to college, Even my sister went college but she failed and didn't graduate. This would really be a huge accomplishment.
that's really awesome Sontaikle !! You should totally do it ! there was a weight loss place in town that were looking to hire but I don't agree with their policies and practices, so i never bothered to apply(it was herbal magic).
I figure if my mother could go back to school and graduate at the age of 56(She just graduated this past fall and turns 57 this year) then there is NO reason why i can't at the age of 26. There isn't any reason why anyone couldn't go back at any age.
I'm really happy to be back and to be back on track. I found myself starting to make the old excuses with food that i used to and that's been a fairly big eye opener. I know i can still have the occasional dessert or "treat"(like pizza), but that i just can't have it in the house all the time and if i do have something, then it's a very small portion.
haha sorry for the long winded reply, I seem to have a lot to say now-a-days lol.