Today has been such a strange day... it feels like the day has been super long despite it only being 4pm right now.
Yesterday in my vlog i was going to talk about how since i went vegan i havent had so much stomach pain - if you have been reading my blog for a while you will have read about all the awful stomach pain i was having daily/weekly for the past year. But since i went vegan i havent had that form of stomach pain or not as regular anyway (having CF means that naturally i will deal with quite a bit of stomach pain/digestion issues). (Also, i do think my stomach pain had alot to do with my stress and anxiety and guilt i was dealing with at the time. So this is something to think about... whether your lifestyle/mental health are the reasons for your physical pain or discomfort). However, yesterday night i had so much stomach pain which was due to some anxiety/stress but also eating a whole lot of fiber so my stomach was cramping all evening and night and that continued this morning as well. So in the morning i felt undecisive, unmotivated and just a lack of everything, hahaha. But i got myself together, went to the gym, went to school and had a 2 hour long seminar (which includes discussions about an article we read and the answers we had written) and my plan was to continue sitting in school and get some emails and work done. But after my seminar i was still so tired and unmotivated and didnt want to do anything so instead i headed home, ate a huge lunch and just gave myself some time to lie down and not feeling any pressure to do anything. And after that i decided to sit in the sun, bring my computer with me and somehow i got a whole 90 minutes of work done and it feels great now!!!
I am definitely on top of things when it comes to studying and i feel myself getting back into the study and university life, but not feeling stressed either. Not at the moment!!
Ive been asked - so many times! - what i am studying, and i am studying a 3 year program called health promotion with focus on nutrition. This first course, which is 4 weeks long i am just studying theories and how to write articles and will have a group project which will include a 10 page essay and a presentation as well as a test next week about scientific theories and article writing etc
So this course/topic area isnt so fun for me. I just want to study nutrition, the body etc and not just about scientific theories or how to write essays, even if its important and will help me. But for now i am just doing the work and looking forward to my next courses!
My program includes learning about nutrition, physiology, food in culture/related to illness, nutrition and exercise, public health, coaching, health promotion both physically and mentally, health comunication, epidemiology etc etc So i am really looking forward to these 3 years, and in my 5 th term i get to choose different courses so i might choose courses about exercise or about sustainability or even psychology courses as i think all of those are interesting and will benefit me in the future!!
In the past i was set on the dietician program but you know what... i dont actually want to be a dietician, i feel like this program and the courses i will study is more "Me" and what i want to do. But also when i get my bachelors or masters its more about me creating a job rather than already having a job i.e a dietician will be a dietician, but having studied health promotion that can lead to many different types of jobs in the future, so that is both scary and exciting to not have a set job career/path/option.
So that was just some information about what i am studying as so many people have asked! At the moment i do have alot to study and also just feeling very strange - like mentioned at the start of my post - just sort of "out of it", so that is why it is taking so long to reply to comments on my social media and also emails. I am not ignoring you, i am just trying to find the time and energy to respond. So i aplogize sincerely and hope to get around to it soon!!! :) I do appreciate ALL your comments and thank you all so much for taking the time to read and/or comment or follow me on any of my social media, it means so much to me. But most of all, i hope that i can help you in some way :) And i of course read all your questions and try my best to answer them or make posts about them and also about topic ideas and what you want to see more of/less of :) Constructive critisizm is helpful and helps me improve :)
I hope you have all had a great day and to end this post, my postives of the day (and share yours in the comments below!)
- Sunshine!! Being able to sit outside and study.
- Being productive and getting my work done/feeling accomplished.
- Seeing hares in the front garden!! It makes me feel like a part of nature!
- Interesting lectures about sustainability and learning valuable information/new thoughts!
- Getting to finish early.
- My mum and step dad will visit Gothenburg in 3 weeks time which i am looking forward to!