Yesterday at work I had a customer talk to me about weight loss and how she is on some weird elimination diet where she is pretty much eating lots of red meat and little fruits and vegetables. We talked and I was telling her about The University of Bridgeport and how I am earning my Master’s in Nutrition she was so happy to hear that getting healthy doesn’t have to be so complicated and she thanked me for my advice. Based on what I talked to her about she had decided to change what she has been told and approach her weight loss in a healthier way. That made me feel over the moon with happiness because it is what I want to help people do because of this program.
Getting my Master’s in Nutrition will allow me to venture multiple avenues from helping people lose weight loss to helping athletes perform better through good plant-based nutrition. I am constantly going back and forth with what I want to do with my degree which I will receive in about a year. Based on my love for running and staying in shape and my belief that exercise is necessary for a healthy lifestyle I know I will want to integrate physical exercise into any healthy lifestyle change. However, do I want to focus on athletes, children in impoverished neighborhoods that don’t know what an apple looks like or women who want to lose weight?
My answer? Why not do it all!? Money (unfortunately in the world we live in) is a necessity so that means having a steady list of clients. But that doesn’t mean I can’t incorporate other aspects of what I want to do into my career. It is all about balance and time management, something I have become very good at organizing my move across the country, doing my school work, working full time and exercising on a daily basis, not to mention making some time for hanging out with friends and family.
I have found that passions should be followed and dreams should be lived and if I have the possibility to do everything I want to do to feel satisfied with my career and life then that is the journey I am determined to go on.