…No, not for the transition from pumpkin to peppermint (although equally as distressing). It is time for Dietetic Internship applications! It’s hard to believe that first round of applications was already almost 1 year ago.
As I sit down to revamp my game plan, I am feeling all emotions I’ve ever known all at one time. I am happy, ecstatic, and eager. Yet also disheartened, anxious, and panicky. So many questions come to mind: what if I make the wrong choices this time? What if I haven’t done enough? What will happen if I don’t receive a match AGAIN? Can I really keep my head held high and have hope for my future as an RD if come April I am, yet again, disappointed?
My mind races for a solid 10-15 minutes. And then that calm, healthy voice kicks in… She says: “relax. Let go of the idea that you can fix things beyond your control.”
And that’s exactly what I have to do. That’s what we all have to do. Of course, this applies to EVERYTHING in life, and not JUST DIs. However, I have to wonder—maybe learning to let things go and relinquish control was one of the many lessons I needed to learn before moving on in my path toward success. During this application season, I won’t be tricking myself into thinking that I am magically a new person who will no longer be impacted by stress. These applications take a lot out of us! But I do believe I now have a clearer understanding of what is worth the surge in hormones, and what is simply out of my hands.
What have all of you out there who are in my boat learned over the last year? What experiences have you gained? And how will you approach this match round differently?
All thoughts, ideas, and revelations welcome here! Anyone looking for support through this trying time in all RD-to-bes’ lives, The Nourished Soul is here for you :).