One year ago I traded in my PR pride and paycheck for a blind turn to graduate school. One year down — three left — but today I celebrate.
Today I retire my lab goggles and burn 4 months of organic chemistry lab work.
I forgive my countless hours hunched in a lab hood making crystals, memorizing unruly neuron pathways and practicing pseudo paternity testing in physiology for I know this over-my-head science has hardened me for forthcoming days of dietetics.
From chemistries to physiology—writing functional medicine menus to construction company wellness programs—this year of dietitian-in-the-making has exposed me to a world of wellness I could have never mapped.
And now – charged with a childhood obesity prevention research project acceptance letter and an almost embarrassing passion for the gastrointestinal tract – no GRE or grad school application could hurdle this trail I’m pioneering to a future of food.
What this means for you? Aside from my cook-till-death devotion to your dinner table, I traded my walk-in closet-apartment life for a 900+-square-foot garden and committed my free time to a CSA farm cooking gig to help broaden Thinn’s food frontier i.e. you’re about to get a taste of Thinn’s wildest summer dreams.
….But more than gardens, grades and grad school, your bottomless support has helped me pull something larger from this.. .Knowing you’re reading and eating with me lifts me from my calling books and brings me to my burners so I can waive my wooden spoon and cheerfully imagine our endless summer of eating adventures.
Believe in me. – H.T.