C’est La Vie, Internship and Exciting News!

by Ashley on March 9, 2013

Hi there and happy Friday!

As of today, I am one week out of my dietetic internship graduation from the Mayo Clinic Florida. It still feels surreal. Three years ago when I embarked on my journey to return to school, I never thought the day would come. Now the time has already come and gone.

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This blury photo was taken after our graduation of me and my two fellow interns, Jessica and Abbie. It seems so strange that we are all states away again after being side-by-side, every.single.day. for the past nine months. We chat almost everyday, so I still can’t wrap my brain around the fact that we will never be Class #54 physically at Mayo again.

Since graduation, I (with the help of my parents) moved out of my Jacksonville place, returning back to my hometown for the first time since 2005 (for an extended period of time). It’s hard to believe that eight years have already passed. I’ve taken a complete break from all things nutrition, with plans to hit the books hard on Monday in preparation for the RD exam. I hope to take and pass it within the next six weeks so I better get busy!

It’s been so nice to hang out with my husband again, after living in seperate states for the past five to six months. We both make jokes that we don’t remember what it’s like to live together anymore, but we are certainly rememering quickly! Because he travels so much for work, I decided to hop in the car with him and spend some time checking out what his life has been like for the past six months. He keeps joking that he knows I will always join him on the road if he takes me to all of the healthy food spots along the way, so our past few days on the road have looked a lot like this…

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Steel cut oats, berries, bananas, and granola at our hotel this morning.

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Kale, spinach, and cabbage salad (+ so much more!) from Whole Foods.photo (2)

Daily Kombucha!

He knows me too well! We have spent more time in Whole Foods this past week than I did during my entire internship. No complaints here though. I haven’t eaten this well since our Orlando days. (I’m hoping he thinks this way forever!)

Tonight, we are in Oxford, Mississippi so that Dustin can check out the Ole Miss baseball game while I explore the town and write to you. We are going to dinner in the Square tonight,not quite sure where yet but hopefully finding more delcious, healthy food!

And now you have to be wondering what is the exciting news that I mentioned in the title. I’m so excited to share with you that the blog is getting a makeover with an entire new face and more nutrition related content (since I will be an RD in just a few short weeks!). I am told by my designer that it will be only a few more weeks; he is sending me the first “draft” soon! I know both you and I will be happy with it based on my conversations with him.

Well, I’m off to get ready for a datenight with my HUSBAND. Sure feels strange to be in the same town as him! I hope you have a great weekend as well!

Good health!

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Lindsey March 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Can’t wait to continue reading your blog! Congratulations for your accomplishments, Ash!

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Ashley Harper Evans March 26, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Thanks, Lindsey!

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