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Happy New Year 2018!

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you all have had an amazing break so far, whether it be very relaxing or getting a lot of things accomplished. I also hope that your holidays were great. My family gave me a crockpot for Christmas and I can’t wait to use it.

The best thing about a new year is the fact that you can do things to improve yourself. It is the perfect time to get more sleep, be more active, eat healthier, or be more productive. It is also a great time to improve your career path as a future dietitian by becoming a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is great, because it provides you with weekly emails about nutrition in the news, helps develop you professionally in the dietetics field, and also looks good on a DICAS application. Also, DICAS is coming up, and for those seniors out there who are applying, I wish you the best of luck!

I am excited and nervous for the due date, February 15th. I’m ready to start a new chapter in my life. I have been tackling a section of DICAS each week and putting it into an Excel file. This way, it helps me check the spelling and can be easier to read. This is a huge lifesaver to me; my family doesn’t have internet access at home, so I have to get creative. So, if you are having to travel anywhere or your internet isn’t working, I would highly suggest this tip. Also, whenever I get ready to put all the information into DICAS, all I have to do is copy and paste.

I am personally ready for school to start back. I’m ready to get back into my groove of schoolwork, extracurricular activities and work. I’m really excited about my classes this last semester at the University of Arkansas and I know that this semester will pass fast. It is honestly hard to imagine that I will be graduating in May. It seems like yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm. I hope you all have a good rest of the break, safe travels back to school, and a good semester!

Lauren Ince

Posted by Alicia Landry at 7:43 PM