Now I can see why 13 is a "taboo" number. Week 13 was tough! Out
of all the "tough" I've been through (and you, my readers, know
I've been through tough), man this one is up there! There are
various reasons… some I could have prevented… and some I could
First - classes.
My patience was tested right away. I love my naturopathic
classes because I always see it as a "break" from all my
chiropractic classes, but this week was a big test. It was painful
for me to sit still in class while attempting to focus - I had a
huge "to-do" list running through my head! My brain was going
non-stop because I knew it was crunch time! Then as my professors
started discussing finals, it hit me… I have finals DURING
graduation week! Whew! I had to work it out with my professors so
that I could take all my finals the Monday of graduation week since
each day (Tuesday-Wednesday) before graduation are packed with
Second - clinic.
As you may know already, I have completed that big 250
chiropractic manipulative techniques (CMTs) which many are still
struggling to finish. But after I celebrated for like a minute, it
hit me… whoa! I have tons of other numbers to finish! I have to
finish my blood draws, 20 narratives, and my case study that I am
trying to get published!
Oh, no! My goal was to get all of that done this week! A bit
ambitious? Eh… yeah. I finished my most of my blood draws, ALL my
narratives (woo woo), and have YET to start on case study. Plus
through all that madness, I still saw a couple of patients
throughout the week!
My tip: Work on a narrative a week!! That way, you would be able
to enjoy the last couple of weeks before graduation!
Third - family.
So through the craziness of classes AND clinic, it hit me again…
the world does not stop! I really LOVE my family - unconditionally
- but with love comes heartache too. I have definitely experienced
tough decisions this week… juggling my life in school plus making
everyone else happy. It is a hard task to follow my already tough
week… but that's life right? I know that on the 16th… my family
will definitely see all my hard work follow through as I walk
across the stage and shake Dr. Winterstein's hands as his
One more week of shear madness as we all race to the finish line…
this is definitely a holiday to remember. Wish me luck… take care!
And drive safe in the flurries and slick ice!