I passed the Registered Dietitian exam this afternoon!!!
I really didn’t want the pressure of the blog world knowing when I’d take it – what a let down if I didn’t pass! So I kept it a secret – and it was a hard one to keep!
If my posts were brief today, it’s because the entire day was spent like this:
What kind of nut takes the RD exam in between huge blog conferences!? It just worked out to be a convenient time (since there wasn’t a testing center in Charlottesville) so I scheduled it anyways, knowing at the very worst I could always re-take it.
I’ve been studying for a few weeks, and piling it on in the past 7 days. I memorized all of the RD In A Flash cards and took an 800ish question practice exam on my flights to NYC. I really had no idea if it would pay off or if I was even close to being ready to take the exam!
Do not interrupt
But at 4PM Matt drove me to Cary and I spent an hour and 45 minutes staring at a computer, holding my breath
I was shaking ALL DAY and cannot tell you the relief to see on the screen that I was an RD
The test was not super hard but it was super random. I just tried to use my brain. Apparently it works
While I was testing, Matt went to visit the Cary Great Harvest and came back with a bite of Cinnamon Chip to replenish my brain!
Gnomph gnomph! I was starving
I had a welcome party when I got home (mom was going to decorate the cake in another fashion if I hadn’t passed!)
The Bears and Grammy spent the afternoon baking
And flower picking
We were also celebrating my dad’s first day at a new JOB!!
For dinner tonight mom made a spinach soufflé (I don’t have time to type a recipe, but it was fantastic!)
Plus ravioli and sauce
And Great Harvest rolls
Plus it wouldn’t be a celebration without…
Somebody got into the cake during dinner!
I had two little slices – the icing was fabulous!! I asked mom what she did differently from her usual recipe and she said Emily had told her in culinary school you just "add more butter." So she did and it really made a difference in her old recipe!
After dinner we went on a 50 minute walk all around downtown Hillsborough
SO GLAD the exam is over and I can relax ….a little! Excited to start reading books again!
Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since I decided to go back to school. My goal when I started was to open a private practice someday. I suppose I have in my own way. I do hope to do some more online nutrition counseling…sometime in the future. And writing. And blogging. And speaking. So exciting!