It felt good to be here, the end of a journey.
Though the importance of closure often weighs heavily on me, seeing Carolina complete her dietetic internship was more than just a relief, it was a boost of energy.
I’ll be honest with you, it wasn’t an easy trip. In fact it was one of the more difficult years that I can recall. But that’s the beautiful thing about struggle, it not only strengthens you as a person but also can build the confidence to overcome new challenges that you may not have been capable of if you hadn’t learned or experienced this.
While I am familiar with the name Marion Nestle from a book that has been in our living room all year, I didn’t really know who she was.
Today I had the opportunity to not only meet her in person but come to her aid in solving a technical challenge which not only received a round of applause but also shout out from Marion Nestle who now knows me by name.
2015 James J Peter’s VA Dietitian Graduates
It certainly felt nice to be acknowledged but also appreciated.
Which is why I want to personally acknowledge Carolina for persevering through a very challenging year and coming out on top. I also really appreciate the heart you have to help others in need and desire to help educate and provide dietary knowledge to lower income communities.
Also a big congratulation to all the girls from this years program! It was really great to have met you all and wish you the best in your future endeavors.