I have been a little down and at loose ends these days, just waiting for school to kick in again. But today I biked over to the college bookstore to buy my textbooks, and, in the end, I picked up something a little extra: a jolt of happiness.
I got a tiny bit choked up when I saw the nutrition textbook and realized that in just a few days I will be taking a course in one of my favorite topics. I've thought about and wrote about things that people eat for so many years now. I devour (ha!) reports on which foods raise your blood sugar the most or lower your cholesterol. I'm just so happy that I will be learning the basic science behind what we eat and how it affects us.
And while I love the physical exercise part of my degree, I always have in the back of my mind that I can go for a masters in nutrition and follow in the footsteps of my hero, Marion Nestle.