A Bit of Reminiscing and a Bit of Looking Forward

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 amazing people. 

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 amazing people. 

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.