On a semi-related note, last year at school I was at the gym when the girl on the treadmill in front of me started dancing. Full out, flailing arms and singing out loud dancing. On her treadmill, while running. It made me so happy because she was clearly loving her life and didn't even care that the entire gym was starring at her. I told myself at that time that one day I would have the guts to do that. Anyways, this story is actually related to footloose. A friend sent me a video the other day of this guy who puts his ipod in his ears and dances wildly in public. The difference between this dude and treadmill girl is that he is purposely looking for attention. But regardless of his motives, the video is pretty funny and in the video he happens to be dancing to footloose. See? Eventually it all ties together!
While I was out and about this weekend socializing, I met a lot of awesome people, and learned that pretty much everyone knows everyone else. While this is one of the charms of small town living, it does worry me a little. As a dietitian, I will be seeing clients about a wide variety of different medical conditions and personal concerns that they have. I have access to their medical records and charts and tend to know a lot about the people I see. People divulge personal information to me and there are obviously strict client confidentiality standards in place. I wonder if my clients will feel awkward to see me in the community? I am also aware that it is a small community and everyone knows everyone so I need to be careful when out with friends to ensure that I am representing myself in an appropriate way. It's not as though I was planning on going out and being crazy every weekend but it's definitely something I'll have to be somewhat aware of. There is also a possibility that it's all in my head and that no one will actually care. I suppose that if the nurses in town don't have the same issue than I shouldn't either. Well, either way I will definitely find out soon!
I'm going be booking my own clients starting this week and will begin to see clients on my own too! I'm still going to be primarily shadowing for the first half of the week but by this time next week I should be doing things solo! I'm not sure why I'm sooo excited considering these are all things I've done before during internship - it's not as if I've never seen a client before. I'm excited to go to work tomorrow morning. Hopefully 20 years from now I will be sitting in my house somewhere excited to go to work on a Monday morning.