Stating that this week has been a blur would be quite an
understatement. I had to deal with the anxiety of Naturopathic
Board Exams on Tuesday, plus catch up with all my classes in 5th
Trimester that I haven't really had the opportunity to give my
attention other than brief practicing here and there.
So the Naturopathic Boards… I don't know what to really say
about them other than WOW! They were very difficult. I can say that
I was prepared for four out of five of the exams. I attended all
the board reviews and they were very helpful, but my weakness in
Physiology trumps all the board reviews. I walked out of that exam
and literally wanted to cry. The other exams were not as difficult
as I thought (still difficult), but maybe it's because I actually
enjoyed studying those subjects more than Physiology. I can foresee
myself having to re-take the exams because of that one subject that
I feel like I will never fully conquer! (Sigh)
The exams were all day and once I got home, my amazing fiancé
took me out on a celebratory date. We got to enjoy starting our
gift registry at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and had an amazing dinner
with my favorite entrée - OYSTERS! It was the best and most
relaxing night of the week.
The entire week continued to tire me out even more because of
post-NPLEX Boards trauma. I found out while I was gone taking
exams, that one of my exams for Clinical Diagnosis got moved to the
following Monday! So I had to do lots of catch up. Although I knew
I had two exams the following week, my week was a little more
relaxed than it should have been. I was really burned out from the
boards! I still managed to get enough studying in to feel
comfortable about both exams.
On Saturday, Ryan and I went to my hometown, Rockford, to
support my church in a Valentine's Day Education Benefit event. It
was so much fun to see everyone again especially since I was so
involved in church when I lived at home and now I don't get to go
Overall, my week was a blur until Saturday. I was uplifted to
see the little kids at my church sing a Laotian song together, to
see my family, and catch up with friends. We had a great time!
Well I'm off to conquer more adventures at National. See you all
Tip of the Week: Get rest! Sleep is NOT overrated. Trust me!