I just finished the first weekend of the two I have dedicated to studying for the herbs board review. Two days packed with single herbs, frying my brain, trying to remember as much as possible and accepting the fact that I’m never going to know all of them. Not to talk about next weekend when we’ll have to cover all formulas. I know the herbs board exam will be the most difficult, so I decided to leave that exam after graduation, so I can properly study for it.
I feel tired, I feel sad and I’m pretty sure a beach is calling my name right about now…
I guess it’s a combination of winter blues, too many things to do, but never enough time, plus all the changes with my schedule for next trimester. I was planning on having two free evenings per week, but some classes changed and it seems I won’t have the free time I was hoping for.
I’m doing my best at navigating through all this craziness, but honestly I can’t wait to be done with everything and move on with my life.
Last night, after we finished class I almost didn’t go to the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ILAAOM) Chinese New Year Celebration, but the ticket was already purchased, so I decided to go. I was late, but I still got to see some good friends who have already graduated. We talked about boards, leasing offices, business plans and enjoyed some good food.
Dinner ended with the famous raffle that had a bunch of goodies, but I was more excited about the silent auction that I won: a travel kit for an oriental medicine practitioner from KOMWA! It has all kinds of first aid things in it, it’s very small and compact and perfect for me, because I plan on making house calls in my future practice. I never heard about KOMWA before and I was pleasantly surprised to learn they even offer custom vacuumed packs, a very convenient thing if you prefer using raw herbs, but don’t want to deal with the cooking process. Don’t know anything about prices for these custom packs, but if you don’t own an extraction machine and don’t plan on buying one, you should check them out – visit them at http://kamwoherbs.com/ .