nourish hour & the holidays

Happy Monday, everyone! I wanted to start this post by first acknowledging the recent name change of the blog to nourish hour in case anyone has noticed or is wondering what happened to eat vibrantly.  I decided to take the advice from some how-to’s I came across on starting a blog. I’ve had the handle on wordpress […]


“I am pleased to inform you that you have been appointed (computer matched).”

Good news! Six years of hard work including 4000 hours of volunteering has finally been paid off, but it wouldn’t have happened if my old classmate didn’t encourage me, push me and help me along the way! Maybe, I just needed to meet you sooner! Machell and I met at CSULA and both remember how we first met in Biochem 353 during summer school when she noticed me wearing my Hieroglyphics 93 ’til tshirt. We must’ve been the only two girls in that class who shared that common interest in old school hiphop and rap. I can’t wait to experience our DI journey together. We’ll be studying while listening to Dom Kennedy and ATCQ as soon as January comes.

I’m so grateful for kind souls like my support system and am forever in their debt. I don’t know where I would be without Jj as he has supported me through everything whether it’s providing motivation, believing in me or even doing all the dirty work like apartment searching for me in Fresno. I owe it to Tommy, for always encouraging me to apply to DIs and always telling me that I’m an inspiration. It really keeps me on my toes and reminds me to never settle or get comfortable. I’ve been wanting to express my gratitude for Doris who was there backing me up during the first time I ever tried to teach basic nutrition to a class of Spanish speaking only mothers and children. If it wasn’t for her developing SEPHA, I would’ve never went to Nicaragua and Peru to teach nutrition in a foreign language. These experiences in the community area of nutrition has led me to be here today.

I decided to come back to wordpress and start documenting my road to RDN and hopefully it’ll be a resource for future nutrition students who are seeking the same career path. I realize now that it wouldn’t have mattered how many hours I volunteered or how much I studied. One key factor that makes success possible is a solid support system, and for them I am thankful.

dear future self

This year I ditched the whole “New Year Resolution” ordeal because I’m in a great place in my life, which I’ve been in for quite a while since graduating college, turning 25, and being in a 100% committed relationship.  Who would’ve thought that a stable relationship would make my career-driven mind & soul content in life? 2014 was such a good year for me and even without forgetting that there is always room for self-improvement, everything was (still is) too good to start thinking about things I should change by the next 365 days. Don’t get me wrong, I still think a new year shouldn’t be about being less of who you are and should be about being more of something better. Fast forward 10 months, I am proud to say I haven’t stopped setting goals for myself and I’ve become more and more curious + passionate about nutrition and all that I do, including my relatively new hobbies of the year – gardening and cooking (beyond breakfast foods like eggs and fruits).

So, why am I talking about not making new years resolutions while posting a picture of what obviously looks like a list of resolutions? Recently, I found and finally opened the letter I wrote to myself during late 2014, which I wanted to open at the beginning of the year to see how many accomplished items I would check off. Tbh, I never opened it because I misplaced it and didn’t care to look for it to check things off. But subconsciously, I didn’t care because I knew there were more things that wouldn’t get checked off than I would like. I didn’t want to accept that I still haven’t gotten into a dietetic internship. After opening the letter and making my way down the list, it completely shocked me when I realized I marked nearly all of the things I wanted to have done by 2015. I’m still against setting new years resolutions, but what I appreciate about this letter is that I set goals that weren’t meaningless because they were written in stone and I met said goals at my own pace. What could be better than that?

Back to the subject of dietetic internships, Notification Day is this weekend and if I find out that I’ve been matched to the program I recently interviewed for, this epiphany of a moment will make 2015 even more phenomenal than it already is for me. : )