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Clap It Up!

by Apr 19, 2024

Another semester in the books. When the trimester begins, I am in “go” mode. By midterms I am “meh”. By finals I am in trying to pump myself up. I am in a predicament this trimester where my final grade will basically be determined by my final exams. Have you ever just felt off going into an exam? That was me during midterms. I was prepared but my mind would not cooperate.

Many say grades don’t matter and I agree to a point. If I spend time studying, I would like my grade to reflect my effort. There are times when I had to take full responsibility for my grade because I did not put in the amount of time and effort. There is a small part of me at finals that wants to just give up. My brain is fried, and I am tired. Yet here I am completing this blog after waking up at 4:00 a.m. to get in some last-minute studying before I take a final exam. It took me a long time because my brain was in slow motion.

When I take finals at school, I feel the pressure to hurry up especially if I am the last one and I am more concerned about how the professor is feeling. This is when I tend to make mistakes. I have made the decision moving forward to relax and take my time. But at times the peer pressure is real…LOL…if everyone is finishing up and I want to go over my answers…

I wish everyone all the best during this last week of the trimester. Please take the next two weeks and decompress. My plan is to veg out! My body and mind need a break. I have reached my mental, physical and emotional limit. My plan is to come back for the summer trimester refreshed. For those of you who are contemplating starting the AHM program come on there is no time like the present! If I can make it through you most certainly can!!

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Until May…

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Monique Carter

Monique Carter

My name is Monique Carter and I am a student in National University's AOM program. I chose this program because the basic tenets of Chinese Acupuncture and Herbs align with a holistic healing process that is steeped in years of tradition and research. I anticipate that learning these skills and applying this knowledge will allow me to help many in need. Starting this journey at the age of 49 has been humbling as well as life-changing, I am excited and grateful!


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