Hi! Happy Thursday!
Today’s blog post is going to be a little bit different. I want to take a moment and share an exciting life update with you and talk about World IBD Day coming up on Saturday May 19th!
So, you may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on social media lately and that I’m publishing my blog posts Thursday nights instead of Thursday mornings.
Well, these last few weeks, I’ve been super busy getting the next chapter of my life in line.
Well, what is it? you may ask.
I’M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!
Back in 2012, before I changed my major to business, my major was nutrition; when I first started college, I was on the path to become a Registered Dietitian. But, upon realizing all the high-level chemistry classes I’d have to take, I changed my major to business.
As you know, in the spring of 2016 I graduated with a BS in Business and have been working in marketing and recruiting for these past two years. And I’m not saying that these things don’t make me happy. But my heart is simply somewhere else.
I want to become a Registered Dietitian to help others with autoimmune diseases like myself lead their healthiest life possible.
So these past few weeks have been hectic of my husband and I figuring out if we can do this financially, driving to break-of-dawn appointments with academic counselors, and reviewing my school’s course offerings to put together the best summer and fall course schedules.
I am so incredibly excited, you guys. I’m anxious about this new adventure, but I’m also oddly calm about it because I know that it’s where I’m supposed to be.
That being said, with my new summer and fall schedules filled with chemistry and microbiology (among other things), The Comical Colon’s blog posting date may change.
I will absolutely keep you updated as I figure out what the new schedule looks like. Just don’t worry—it’s not going away!
I also have MORE exciting news!!!
This upcoming Saturday, May 19th is World IBD Day!!!
What is that? you again may ask.
It’s led by patient organizations throughout over 50 countries on five continents, and it’s coordinated by the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA).
Organizations all over the world put on events to raise awareness for IBD. To check out what’s going on all over the world, you can visit the World IBD Day website.
IBD is usually represented by the color purple, or purple ribbons; so if you see anyone repping the IBD community in purple on Saturday, feel free to strike up a conversation with us:)
I’m going to participate in a local event called Take Steps, a walk/run for a cure. It’s coordinated by the wonderful Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, which hosts fundraising events and programs throughout the year to put into research to find a cure!
If you’re interested in participating in a local Take Steps event, check out their web page to find a race near you!
I’m so excited to share both these pieces of news with my Comical Colon family 🙂 Let me know if you’re attending the Sacramento Take Steps event…I’d love to say hi!