It is now early July and I am near completing my second month of my practicum experience. What an adventure it has been so far! Visiting Old Salem in Forsyth County, talking with BBQ masters in Lenoir County and attending Got to be NC Festival in Wake County has been a few of the experiences this project has led me to. Throughout my research I feel as though I’ve had a challenge that has been lingering in the back of my mind since I started. What is my mission? I know Elena’s mission for her Tasting North Carolina project, but what is MY mission? How do I want to portray my thoughts and ideas on this blog as it connects my research together and continues after the practicum is complete?
The first question I asked myself was “How does this project relate to being a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Gastronome? Second question, “What do I want to get across to my audience?” Thirdly, “What is my voice in social media as a health expert?”
My mission: To share my love and passion for food, nutrition, wellness and health.
Food – I am a Gastronome.
Nutrition – I am a RD.
Wellness – I am a Yogi. I embrace living in the moment and believe in the importance of mind/body health.
Health – Relating to all other facets of well-being: physical/mental/spiritual/social/cultural.
Through this project my hope is to express the importance of knowing where your food comes from while each of us supports our own health and the health of the local community.
As I continue my writing and research, I’m sure my mission may shift and sway as I encounter new experiences and meet new people. Until my next post, Eat & Be Well.