This is one of those occasions in life that just seemed to fall into place. Part of my trip to Paris last Spring was a time to do some reflection on the past and anticipation of what the next season of life might hold for me. As I started to pay attention to what I talked about and read about, I realized FOOD is always on my mind! Yes, I love to bake (obviously), but more than that I noticed that not only was I reading cookbooks (which I've been told isn't "normal"), but I was also reading about food systems, soil health, naturopathic treatments for various ailments, and using food to prevent and remedy illnesses, and overall holistic health.
Then, over tea one day, as I was lamenting to a friend my frustration with yet again not knowing what I wanted to do next in life, she mentioned this school that some of her colleagues were attending and suggested I may find it interesting. As you may or may not know about me, I am a researcher by nature, and so I started researching not only this Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI), but also many other independent schools as well as nutrition programs at various colleges and universities. However, I kept coming back to NTI. Not only are they located here in Denver, but they have a holistic approach to nutrition that encompasses mind, body and spirit. And so, I started the enrollment process, was accepted and now have started my first class... Anatomy & Physiology! A bit intimidating, but also fascinating.
Not only does this program compliment what I was independently reading and learning, but it seems to be such a natural next step for me, both personally and professionally. I am excited about this new season and the myriad possibilities ahead!