I had such an amazing weekend. Finally! No studying, no
school-related things of any kind. Awesome! It's been a long time
since I could actually sit down and watch TV without feeling
absolutely guilty, or hanging out with a friend and catching up
without thinking in the back of my mind that I have midterms to
study for. I have to be honest and say that balancing life with
school is a major challenge as a medical student. You never expect
to have to choose between family, friends and school, but sometimes
it comes down to that.
I think my entire time here I've had a successful attempt at
making sure that I kept that balance. Although my family may love
to see me more often or I get to go home more often, I am really
happy that I've been able to be successful in my studies (most of
the time of course), and that I still can maintain a healthy
relationship with friends and family.
I am only speaking from personal experience, but your family and
friends may not always understand the intensity of the program here
whether you are in the chiropractic or naturopathic program. The
chiropractic and naturopathic programs are misunderstood sometimes
because they should be "easier" than medical school or "They're
nothing like it." I can't say any of that is true, but I can say
that we are taught to know biochemical and physiological pathways,
we study microbiology and pathology, dissect an entire body, and
overall diagnose. Using the chiropractic techniques is entirely the
extra advantage we have, and in allopathic medicine their advantage
"can" be viewed as their knowledge of pharmacological therapies. I
am saying all this to encourage you to KNOW and REALIZE that as
chiropractic and naturopathic PHYSICIANS, we have just as much of
an impact on our patients as our allopathic colleagues. Rest
assured that National University of Health Sciences will guide you
and teach you enough so that you can communicate and work alongside
medical doctors of all specialties.
So beyond all that school "stuff," did I mention I had an
awesome weekend? My two best friends (both maids of honor for my
wedding) came over and we worked on my "Save the Date" cards! It
was a lot of work but I'm so happy how they turned out. Then
Saturday night, we all went to celebrate my good friend Andy's 25th
birthday party! One of his friends has this company called
"ActionBooth." It's basically an open photo booth but with ACTION!
He set that up for Andy at his party and it was so much fun!
Everyone was just instructed to be wild and crazy! Jumping is
actually harder than it sounds!! Enjoy the pictures that I put up
to give you a little preview of what action booth is! Check out the
entire gallery at www.actionbooth.com.
Next week, I have NO exams - first week in a long time! However,
it's still going to be filled with studying because the following
three weeks are FILLED with exams. Almost done with the trimester!!
Woo hoo! Oh and April 4th, Ryan and I are going to Michigan to take
our engagement photos! All right, you guys have a great week and
I'll see you next week. Also, if anyone emailed me within the last
week, I probably did not receive it because my email got shut off
for some reason so please, please re-send it! Thanks!!
Tip of the week: Jumping is good for exercise. Oh, and it's fun.