it's been fun but this will be my LAST trimester writing to you
about my experiences. I can't believe how much time has flown by.
Sometimes I felt it didn't go fast enough but now I realize as I am
reaching the end, that it truly flies! I hope you all had a happy
holiday season with your loved ones wherever you are in the world!
Everyone else got a three-week break from school, however being
in 9th trimester during the winter left us with a
shorter break but still good enough! I spent a lot of time watching
movies, playing board games, playing and singing music, and most
importantly spending time with my loved ones. We got to spend a
long weekend in Michigan with my in-laws and it was amazing. Being
in the outdoors, breathing in fresh country air, and waking up to a
giant Christmas tree lifted our spirits enough to come back and
When I left you last, I was going into what we call "finals"
week. It was the last finals week I will EVER have to experience
and that idea alone is an accomplishment considering this is my
14th trimester at NUHS. I am all "finaled" out! :) The hardest part
of our finals week was not the exams since I actually only had ONE,
but was saying goodbye to some amazing friends and colleagues.
Dr. Julie Martin (our other ND clinician) has left to pursue her
passion of practicing and chasing that dream! She has truly been
the positive light in clinic for all of us with her warm smiles,
big hugs and listening ear. Tears were definitely shed when she
said her final goodbyes on graduation day. It was bittersweet for
all of us because we were so happy for her new journey in life but
so sad that she was no longer going to be with us every day in
Dr. Julie Martin and I at commencement.
The same day (graduation), we all had to say goodbye to our
friends/colleagues that we've grown so close to. We've all grown so
close together in different ways, built lifelong relationships and
enjoyed never-ending support for all thehard times. I definitely
learned something from each and every one of them and saying
goodbye was also very bittersweet.
A final goodbye party minus a couple of the
10th trimester interns.
Although I am very anxious for April 19 (my graduation date) to
come, the part that makes me most sad is saying goodbye to all my
colleagues that have turned into amazing friends. The thought of us
all going to different parts of the world and pursuing our dreams
is amazing but also again, bittersweet.
One of my struggles throughout 8th and
9th tri was forgetting to rejoice in all the
awesomeness of life that is within arms reach instead of focusing
on all the negativity that I encountered.
So as a part of my new year's resolution I started a blog
challenge: 1 blog a day for 2012. My website is: papermachedoll.blogspot.com, which just goes
through stories to uplift myself (and you)--and healthy recipes
Well, now back to reality. The trimester is going to end with a
big bang and I'm excited to share it with all of you!