My first term of grad school was fantastic! I did really well and I'm very excited about my future career as a family nurse practitioner. My goal is to tie together my future practice with health promotion, disease prevention, and a healthy plant-based diet. It's going to be awesome!
My favorite winter food:
Acorn squash. I am so in love with this vegetable right now. I associate it with comfort food from my childhood because my mom made it for us often in the winter time. My method of preparing it is very simple.
- Heat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cut in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and goopy stringy stuff.
- Place cut side up in a baking dish or on a sheet pan.
- Brush with olive oil, coconut oil, or earth balance.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar or agave or maple syrup. (Stevia is good, too!)
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, sea salt, and black pepper.
- Bake for an hour or until the edges start to caramelize and the flesh is tender when poked with a fork.
After 11 weeks of nose-to-the-book I've been able to spend some time with my family and it's been wonderful.
me, sister, grandma, mom
boyfriend's knee, chloe the cat, me
I miss blogging as well as other activities that are not school related. One of my goals for the new year and next term is to find some balance between school and life activities. Last term I really focused on learning to be a good student again. Now I'm looking forward to incorporating the rest of life back into it. My boyfriend, family, and friends have been so supported of my new adventures. I'm very lucky to have a great support system and to be able to go full speed ahead following my dream.
I'm also looking forward to catching up with my favorite blogs and blog-friends. Thanks for still being here. xo :)