After 2 years of being out of high school, I have finally decided what I want to do with my life. I will be starting my associate's degree in the summer of 2013, and getting as many credits possible at my local community college that will transfer over to the university I want to go to.
I am paying for college fees all by myself with no assistance other than any grants or scholarships. Along with that, I am paying my $10,000 car off, car insurance, phone bill, rent, fitness certifications, groceries, gas, healthcare, and everything else that a 19-year-old has to pay for. I am setting up a budget in order to save as much money as I can once school starts. I will have this budget on my blog soon.
Although I am studying to become a Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist online, I want to obtain a higher education through a university. I plan on getting my bachelor's degree in Dietetics and eventually moving on to get my Masters. I know the next 4-7 years will be rough but it will be worth it in the end.
Ever since I was little I always knew I wanted to help people one way or another. I thought about getting a degree in nursing since it’s so beneficial, but I'm changing it to dietetics. My first choice was nursing, and I was set on that idea for awhile. Eventually, I started volunteering and working in the health field and I realized it wasn't what was meant for me. I had to find a new path, and I knew whatever I chose, it had to be a career where I would change people's lives.
What better way to help people than to change their life? Prolong their chance of ending up in a hospital for an obesity-related reason. Obesity is on the rise and the numbers aren't lowering. People are choosing to eat whatever they want, no matter what effects it has on their body. A lot of people tell me they rather die in their 50s and eat whatever they choose instead of living until their 80s eating healthy and exercising. When I hear that, all I actually hear is LAZY! People don't want to put in the work to gain the long time benefits. They rather eat whatever they want and however much they want instead of dedicating their lives to healthy living.