A Bit of Reminiscing
It's hard to believe that I've been at National for a year! It
was 1 year ago last week that I walked into class here for the
first time. I'll never forget it--especially the first day of gross
anatomy lab. Everyone was so nervous (except me of course, I have
nerves of steel! HA HA). It's even harder to imagine all of the
things that have happened since then (and all that I've learned). I
couldn't even begin to guess what my favorite class or my favorite
teacher was-- so many really great and challenging courses and
There are 4 of us, of the original 11, that are moving through
the 4-track program together. We've endured the most difficult (so
far) of the tris together (2nd tri--Neuro and
head and neck), commiserated through exam weeks with sometimes 11
exams in the span of a few days, and shared notes back and forth
throughout the terms. Three of us have even stood across from each
other over the anatomy dissection table for the whole last year.
(It's amazing we're still speaking! LOL). We've lost a few people
to the 5 and 6 tracks, and we've picked up a few people from 5 and
6 tracks. The class shrinks and grows. We've got some really
A Bit of Looking Forward
I'm looking forward to the rest of the trimester. Admittedly,
I'm partial to one of my classes, Diet and Nutrition, with Dr.
Seaman. The first day alone, I was blown away. He has these
diagrams--that at first glance look absolutely heinous and super
scary. I don't want to steal his thunder. I'll only say that
they're a biochemical/functional medicine approach to inflammation
and its interactions with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
(OK, I probably said too much. Sorry Dr. S). As I was looking at
them this week (over and over again--did I mention I thought they
were scary?), the more I looked at them, and drew them, and tried
to write out the pathways, the more they made sense! It's crazy how
they do that. On some level it seems awfully sadistic, but then it
all works out. Hmm.
So, one week down, 14 weeks to go. It seems doable (from my
fresh and green post first week point of view). I wonder what will
happen this week.