Schedule Adjustment and Shopping!

Two weeks from today I will be arriving in California!

I can hardly believe the time is almost here. It seems like just yesterday I was packing up my apartment in Rochester, and making the journey home. This summer flew by.

As with any new life chapter, comes a new routine; I am going to try to mess around with that while I’m home to help ease with “adjustment anxiety” when I get to California. I know I will no longer be able to have nice leisurely mornings where I read my coffee, catch up on my google reader, blog, and go workout. Once my internship begins, I will be hell on wheels from the moment my feet touch the floor in the morning.


This is completely okay with me, but it does mean that I will have to adjust my schedule. I must admit, I am a little nervous about switching up all my “me” time to the evenings. Mustering up the motivation to hit the gym in the evenings will be a challenge, as will sitting down to blog at night, instead of zoning out in front of Hulu.

So for these remaining two weeks in Washington, I am going to attempt to switch it up.  Look for OtRtRD updates later in the day.  This actually may work in my favor, as the events of the day will be more fresh!


Alright, now that I’ve got that off my chest, time to talk about what has been filling up my time since I last updated.


I put approximately 21 miles on the ole’ legs.  1/2 running & 1/2 cycling.

This was followed by a bit of internship/moving prep, which included a trip to Costco…

Ohhhhh heck yes! I am a proud Costco Cardholder! Can’t wait to buy veggies in bulk down in SLO!  hah!

Then this happened…

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Moms and I traveled over the mountains and through the woods to grandmother’s house.  We helped clean her house, and then went s.h.o.p.p.i.n.g!  Just a few internship-friendly items.

My favorites?  The animal print pencil skirt from the Loft {completely on trend for Fall} and the newest edition to my Michael Kors shoe obsession a la Nordies.

I also picked up a pair of black pants from The Limited [finding black pants is always a huge win in my book], a couple of short sleeve tops from Banana, and another pair of shoes from Macy’s.

For a quickie half day shopping trip, I’d say we did pretty well!



Now, I am off for my run, and then up to the water slides for the day!

Have a great weekend!


6 thoughts on “Schedule Adjustment and Shopping!

  1. I am starting my dietetic internship in two weeks and am honestly terrified for the schedule changes! I am so ready but so nervous 🙂

    I would love to see more pics of the clothes you bought. I just went shopping (I am not a huge “fashionista”) and it was difficult. I have scoured the internet and have found little help in the “what to wear to a clinically based internship” area. Please share your wisdom with me!


    • Hi Meg! From my experience working as a diet tech in a large hospital is that you want to look professional but be comfortable. Think business casual. Being on your feet for 10 hours can be a challenge; I usually brought two pairs of shoes with me – a pair of reasonable pumps and a cute pair of supportive flats (just in case). Temperature regulation also seemed to be a major issue for me – patient’s rooms can be very hot (plus you may be wearing a lab coat) and my office was always freezing, so layering was key. My wardrobe includes several nice slacks in various styles and colors, a few pencil skirts, sweater sets, button downs, and work dresses. Generally, I’ve found that you can dress up your everyday wardrobe and still look stylish and professional. I will work on a Pinterest board for some looks I drool over – keep an eye out for that post soon! 🙂 Hope this helps and good luck to you in your internship!!


  2. In two weeks! Ahh! Good luck! I bet it’s exciting and intimidating at the same time…I start school in two weeks so I’m having to do some major schedule adjustments myself! I’m totally a morning person! I get 60% things I need to get done between the hours of 4-7. But now, I have to leave the house by I really need to get myself mentally and physically prepared for the abrupt change.
    I LOVE Costco! You can find everything there! And loving all your new purchases! I like yo style ;).


  3. Pingback: What to Wear :: A Dietetic Intern Style Guide | On the Road to RD

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