Hello Monday, Hello You!
Today was the start of Week 2, Semester 7… 14 weeks + 3 semesters to go — not like I’m counting or anything ; )
I had a full day of classes today, but in between my physiology lecture and lab, I was able to sneak in an appointment with an advisor to double check on my degree progress. Being an organized, Type A student pays off… basically, the advisor confirmed – in less than three minutes – that I am on track to graduate in Spring of2012 – I can finally see the finish line at the end of my undergraduate journey!
This is huge for me… I started college in 2007 burnt out from striving to be at the top for all of my college prep years. I knew I wanted a college education, but had little drive/motivation and no idea what I wanted to study/do with the rest of my life [heck, I was 18 years young!]. Long story short, I chose to attend Sonoma State University, not paying much attention to the majors they offered; I remained an ‘undeclared major’ for two years. I checked off GE requirements left and right, amongst a few too many useless P.E. and dance classes. At the end of my fourth semester, I was still undeclared, though not undecided. I had done a little research, and found that another California State University offered my dream major: Food & Nutrition Communication. Though, I had developed lasting friendships and thrived with the support from my nearby family, I ‘checked out’ of SSU and headed east. This decision took some guts, but I knew I wasn’t going to find something like what Chico State offered just anywhere. CSU Chico was actually one of the schools I applied to as a senior in high school, but declined their acceptance for another reason.
So, here I am today… somehow starting my fourth year of college. It hasn’t always been easy – I’ve had my fair share of road blocks – but I’ve learned one thing about myself: perseverance. When the going gets tough, I just keep going. Though I will not earn my degree in four years, I don’t believe the extra year it took me to ‘figure out my life’, and change locations/schools in the process, will have any detrimental effects of my healthy future.
Gosh, I could blab for six more hours [can you say gym adrenaline!?], but you wouldn’t want me to do that. So… just a few things:
Life from now until mid-December looks a little like this:
Human Physiology + lab
The purpose of this class is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of human physiology in the hope that each person will wish to become an informed and aware health care consumer or provider. This does not merely include knowledge of vocabulary, but more importantly, it requires an intellectual facility with physiological principles such as negative feedback, synaptic transmission and active transport.
Physiological and chemical roles of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and water in the functioning of the body. Factors affecting the digestion of foods, use of nutrients, and the body’s need for nutrients.
Science of Food + lab
A study of the physical, chemical, and microbiological aspects of foods; the function of and changes in components during preparation and processing of foods.
Intro to Foodservice Administration
Study of management tools and practices ranging from conceptual to applied as they relate to all aspects of the field of nutrition and food sciences.
There will be a lot of school snacks, such as:
fuji + cheddar cheese.
dried apricots + dark chocolate almonds.
PURE bars are yumm-y!
And there will be even more trips to the WREC for some mind ease:
- 2 mi. indoor track run [mile #1 @ 8:20]
- 60-minute WRECPump!! <3
Crazy week ahead of me, but I have an epic weekend to look forward to…
Peace, Love + Healthiness,