I’m Finally a Registered Dietitian!

SURPRISE! I took & passed the RD exam on my 1st try on Wednesday December 28, 2022! ๐Ÿฅณ No one knew I was taking my exam today except my husband. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I was supposed to take tomorrow (Wednesday Jan.4, 2023), but I was so sick of working & studying (if you know, you know ๐Ÿ˜…), so I moved my exam. It was risky, but it paid off! โ˜บ๏ธ Let me reintroduce myself as Amanda, M.Ed, RD! ๐Ÿฅณ

For those of you that have followed me for a long time or know me in real life you know that my journey has been ANYTHING, but linear. ๐Ÿ˜ข A little over 1.5 years ago I graduated from my dietetic internship during the hardest time of my life so far. ๐Ÿ˜ข I learned I have a genetic condition called Lynch Syndrome, which increases my risk of certain cancers, such as colon & endometrial cancers at younger than expected ages just before I graduated. I did not cope well with the news. There were days over the last 1.5 years that I wasnโ€™t sure if Iโ€™d ever be happy again or actually become a RD. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Becoming a RD has been my dream since I left the teaching profession at age 25. And while it took me longer than expected due to these speed bumps, Iโ€™m so happy to say that as of December 28, 2022 Iโ€™ve made it! ๐Ÿ˜ I will continue to have to navigate living with Lynch Syndrome for the rest of my life, but Iโ€™m not as afraid anymore. It doesnโ€™t define me. I am so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing support network! ๐Ÿ’œ

It was so exciting to end 2022 as an official RD & working a job I love! ๐Ÿคฉ I cannot wait to see what my professional, personal, & running future hold in 2023 and beyond. Thank you all for the support these last few years! ๐Ÿฅฐ


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