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Hi!! I am slowly transitioning into midterm weeks. Yes, that is plural. Weeks! We have about four next week including the dreaded "DRE" (Digital Rectal Exam) plus about five more the next week, followed by a weekend full of the Chiropractic Board Exams. Busy times are ahead, and I feel like I'm numb to all the stress I'm going to have to be ready to dive into.

This week, we had Clinical Diagnosis and Physical Diagnosis midterms, and I have to admit that I did not study for them as much as I should have, but I did all right on both exams. I could have done much better but there's always room for improvement. 

I am trying to now prepare for the upcoming week because we have a Neurology exam that I think everyone is freaking out about just as much as I am. I feel like there is not enough time in the day to prepare for boards more than I already have plus study for all these exams! It's so crazy that everything happens to fall into the same timeline. I just hope I make it out alive and that Ryan doesn't get sick of me! Ha, ha.

The entire week, I could not help but anticipate the weekend because we had Monday off for President's Day. Ryan and I went to Michigan for Valentine's Day weekend, and I got to meet the some of his extended family, which was so nerve-racking, but so much fun! Everyone was so welcoming and the kids were absolutely adorable!

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I always love going to Michigan. It's a break from the stress and overwhelming things I connect with Chicago. It's not good for studying because when I'm there, I never want to study, but it's an amazing break from everything here. We played with all the animals and we all got addicted to the Wii Fit that Ryan's mom just bought over Christmas break. 

Last week, I was able to have a good conversation with one of my readers who is a prospective student for Fall Trimester. She asked a lot of good questions, especially about the field of Naturopathic Medicine. One interesting question was:

"Do you feel the outlook is good for the naturopathic field?"

And I had to think about it right away, but yes, I do! Of course, I do. I think that society is slowly shifting towards a healthier and more natural way of living. It's very subtle and will take more time, but I definitely think people are more interested in seeking alternative routes for their health. For example, the trans fat movement slowly had every food company advertising zero trans fat on their packages and even McDonald's is incorporating that into their meal options. Alternative care is really successful with proper education and living by example! So being a naturopathic student has really kept me accountable, and my family and friends even notice the change in my life. That's the best impact we (naturopathic doctors and students) can have on the rest of the world! 

Well I'm off to conquer the stresses of being an overachiever!  See you all next week!

Tip of the week: Practice what you preach!

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