Have a Mustache Party

The title of my blog is so random, I know! But I can't get over how awesome it felt to wear a mustache out in public for my cousin's birthday! Since the first trimester of my pregnancy is over, it's been more do-able to enjoy life in general including all the joy of finishing up my clinic numbers. 


After this past week, I have finished up about 90% of my requirements, which is huge!!! I still have some loose ends to tie up, but the hard part is officially over for me. It is a different type of experience to still deliver quality health care while thinking in the back of your mind that you have very specific requirements to obtain. The support of my colleagues as well as opportunities that have opened up to me have really helped ease that stress.

I remember sitting in 8th trimester clinic orientation looking at the minimum requirements that need to be obtained before you get to walk across that stage to get your diploma. I had feelings of anxiety along with uncertainty that I would be able to accomplish these requirements while still maintaining my sanity. It has been a difficult journey thus far, but looking back, I can appreciate all the rough spots I had to experience in order to fully be grateful for the future.

It's the little things that have helped me through this process. My patients telling me how much they'll miss me, and that I'm irreplaceable. Referrals from very happy and trusting patients have been amazing. And most of all, the camaraderie among some of my colleagues has been priceless and has helped me get to where I am today--not to forget the support and prayers from my family and husband.

This time next week, I will be preparing to enter my first round of clinical observations at a rehab clinic with a chiropractor and medical doctor. Then, I'll be packing up to head to Southern California for about 10 days to observe a naturopathic doctor for 4 days as well as visit family. After returning from California, I will have about 1 week before graduation!

Time has definitely gone by and I still can't believe that a year ago, I was sitting in class still studying for exams and writing papers. Now I am enjoying the work I've put in and waiting to get that diploma in my hand!

Have a good week everyone! And for those Illinois residents, go out and enjoy this amazing March summer-like weather!!!

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