Oh, the Places You'll Go - Thinking About Moving

Greetings and Salutations, blog readers!

It's been an interesting week. I can honestly say I don't much know what to do with myself since there aren't any boards to study for, and it's early in the trimester so there aren't exams (not that there aren't things to study--mind you). We have had quizzes and assignments already. The professors certainly aren't wasting any time! Last week was the first full week of school for me--since we were taking boards the previous week. It was a LONG week.

Photo of Dali museum
DalĂ­ Museum

The 6th Tri schedule is pretty long and involved. I feel like we're moving classrooms and changing topics every few minutes. Everything from Pediatrics to Rehab is on the docket. But, we have a couple of projects in different classes that are tied together. Both of which are associated with where we'll be in just a couple of years.

In marketing, we're challenged with setting up a business plan--a real one. That means I have to research where I think I might set up my practice, what type of practice I want to have, the cost of setting up and maintaining a practice, and a million other things. I'll be honest. I'm a little overwhelmed. On one hand it seems a little bit premature, and at the same time, now is the time to do all of this research--before I'm in the clinic and focused on working.

 Photo of St. Pete at dusk
St. Pete at Dusk

So, the quest is on. I already know what kind of practice I'll have (Go Functional Med!), but I have no idea where. So I'm looking into scope of practice in a variety of locations. From there I'll be searching demographics--to see if the area can support a practice of this type, and also--if I'd even want to live there. One more slight complication--are any of these locations anywhere near where Grey wants to go to college?

So, things can never be simple--can they? I accept this challenge. It's exciting--to be thinking about and essentially planning that kind of future--the one where I'm done with school. Honestly, I can't remember a time when I wasn't in school (well I can, but it's been a WHILE). All this work that I've been doing--that all of us have been doing--is starting to come to fruition. We're building our futures. That's pretty exciting!