A cereal number cruncher – spooning through the breakfast cereal aisle.

Three months ago, my product knowledge extended from the 226 page document I tediously produced on every product in Coles as of June 2013 in my first semester of dietetics at every spare, waking moment to the products I have kept in my pantry since then.

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Purple love & positivity.

It’s hard to believe that I finished university six weeks ago. Time flies when you’re having fun.

So much has happened.

My cousin had a beautiful little girl. She is tiny and has the longest fingers. I would include a photo but she’s so cute I doubt you would keep reading.

I have made new friends, and I’ve caught up with old ones. One of my best friends moved to teach at a primary school in remote NT, which is just fabulous.It also feels like all my friends have, or are leaving the country. I have also caught up with some Contiki friends (twice). I have ticked several restaurants off my to do list, and I went to a Chobani workshop. I also made a rainbow checkerboard cake, went ice skating and bought a Macbook.

I’ve found out that I need to do an additional unit of study and I’ve submitted numerous job applications. And I’ve also had two job interviews.

I got my first interview out of my first ever job application. Yeah, that was exciting. I was also scared shitless. After the interview I left feeling okay. But the more I thought about it, the more horrendous it got.

I didn’t get the job.

As a result I didn’t have to leave Melbourne and move to a town of 1500 people AND I never will have my first ever dietitian interview again. The latter was a huge relief. I now know what I’m in for. Actually staying in Melbourne was a huge relief too – I have 53 restaurants saved to my Urbanspoon wishlist that need to be visited.

About two weeks after that interview, I got the call for another job. This one I really wanted. We arranged to do it via Skype. I was so excited, an opportunity to have an interview and wear my pyjama pants at the same time? Hell yeah.

The interview went well. It felt much better than my first one and and I was feeling good vibes. That was until two days later when I found out I was unsuccessful via social media. Yeah, that happened. It was a little ironic really, because I had mentioned in my interview that social media was here to stay.

Anyway, four days later I received the call and my feedback was unexpectedly positive. My interview wasn’t bad at all.

I could be bummed about it, honestly, finding out via social media was the biggest kick in the guts. But the reality is that there are more dietitians than there are jobs available so it’s going to take time and we’re bound to be up against our classmates.

So I’m actually feeling incredibly positive.


∼ I am getting interviews.

∼ I have a macbook, and it’s amazing.

∼  I’m moving to inner city Melbourne this weekend. Maybe my dreams are coming true?

∼ I’m also starting a new volunteer role next week.

∼ Three new Chobani flavours have been released this week.

I have a lot to look forward to. We all do.

I believe it’s really important that, even when things in life suck, we learn from our failures and focus on the good and positive things in life. That’s what keeps me going.

With saying that, as my fingers danced over the keys of my new macbook (can’t you tell I’m in love?) writing this post, I briefly flicked over to twitter. I read an article discussing the link between diet and mental health. How relevant when I’m going on about how positive we should be. Studies have shown that a poor diet may be linked to depression and other mental health issues. Obviously there are an array of factors influencing mental health, and a healthy diet isn’t going to solve everything. But in most cases, your diet is in your control. So, a healthy diet is a pretty good start to leading a happy life.

This makes me want to share my breakfast with you. It’s healthy, and just looking at it made me happy. It was also like eating ice cream. Cold Rock particularly.

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Kudos to Heidi Sze for the inspiration. Check out her blog, I love it.

Purple soft serve with a party on top.

Blend one frozen banana, a handful of frozen blueberries (I don’t measure) and a big dollop of greek yoghurt. Just blend it till it’s smooth.

I topped this with a mixture of my homemade granola, fruit free clusters, chopped almonds, desiccated coconut and a drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup.

But it’s your party, and you can top it with muesli, granola, coconut flakes, nuts, seeds and peanut butter if you want to.

It is a happy wednesday indeed.

Emma xo