Monday, 6 February 2012
The end of the beginning
Today is when I start my first job as a fully fledged qualified Registered Dietitian.
I started this blog nearly five years ago, when I left my last proper job, mainly to satisfy my enjoyment of writing. I also thought that there might be interesting things to report about academia and the undergraduate study of dietetics. I had no idea how long it would last, and whether I would continue to enjoy writing, or how much it would be appreciated by those people who matter to me.
Along the way I have been surprised when people have told me that they read and enjoy what I write, and some have contributed with comments and even guest posts, all of which have been most welcome. I attracted a few followers, many of whom I suspect have long since ceased to visit, but are very welcome when they do. I used to spend much more time visiting and commenting on other people's blogs, but so many have fallen by the wayside, and I've been sticking to the ones whose writing I enjoy most, and commenting much less. Another reason why my readership will have dropped off!
You may have noticed the recent re-branding of this blog as Student Lola Life. I plan to continue writing, but in my new blog, http://dietitianlola.blogspot.com/. The style will be the same, and much of the content too, and I plan to include dietetics, but I will have to be extra careful about confidentiality as I don't want to give employer or patients any hint of grounds for complaint. Having said that, I expect there will be something about what I am taught in my induction, what my new workplace is like, and what my job contains. If I have a view on an interesting or controversial dietetic topic, I'm sure I'll be able to write about it. Beyond that, we'll see.
Thank you to everyone who's been reading, and you're all welcome to follow me in my continuing Lola Life.