This week in clinic we were introduced to the latest addition to
our clinical staff, Julie Martin ND. Dr. Martin has been in
practice for many years with an emphasis in oncology. She has spent
most of the past week learning the ins and outs of clinic so I have
not had the chance yet to pick her brain. I am very excited to have
another ND on campus and can't wait to work with her!
Happy Birthday to Me!
I am writing to you this week as a new woman… I am now a quarter
century old! I most certainly rang in this birthday with a weeklong
celebration starting by treating myself to a day off from clinic.
My boyfriend and I spent a day in downtown Chicago beginning my
celebration at the Shedd Aquarium! After touring the Amazon River,
scoping out the aquarium's token sea turtle Nickel, and paying a
visit to my personal favorite exhibit -the sea horses - we were off
to dinner at Quartino's, a delicious Italian restaurant. We topped
the night off with red velvet cake and beignets at The Grand Lux on
Michigan Avenue. I had an amazing birthday to say the least… but
that wasn't the end of the celebrations!
This weekend my friend Sarah hosted a party honoring my becoming
a quarter century old. Each guest was asked to bring a white
elephant gift, meaning, pick something in your home you no longer
want and wrap it up to be given to a lucky party guest. You go
around the room selecting gifts one by one, and then you open them
and swap them. You will never guess what I started off with… a
petrified tarantula!!! No worries however, I ended up swapping the
tarantula for toothpaste, tic-tac's and a can of lock
It was an amazing time getting to celebrate my birthday with all
of my friends from school and to think we packed 21 people into one
small apartment was a feat! It was a great time to laugh off the
stress from the week and eat way too much food! In addition to
requesting that guests bring a white elephant gift I asked that
everyone bring a non-perishable food item for me to donate to a
local food pantry. I know, I am one high maintenance b-day girl,
but it is important to help out others when we can… and to clean
out the pantry too!