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Waiting for the spring

by Jan 19, 2018

It’s been two years, and a bit more than four months since I started the master program. On one hand it seems like it was yesterday, on the other hand I’m starting to feel the saturation and miss having a “normal” life. I miss my evenings and the freedom and flexibility to do some of the things I like to do without having to go to classes till 10 p.m. almost every night. I miss not having to run around during weekends, because of all the things that need to be done before another week starts. I miss going to the movies, seeing friends, vacations without having to study, and so much more. Even if my body is not showing a lot of fatigue signs, my mind is definitely feeling the stress and needs more time to recover.

Cismigiu Garden - Bucharest

Cismigui Barden – Bucharest

Winter break didn’t really make a difference, because it was packed with clinic shifts and then my trip back to Romania to take care of my mom. My mom is doing well and she’s on the road to recovery, but I felt like I needed a break from this break. 🙂 Taking care of others just makes you more aware of your own needs, and it’s definitely a reminder that in my future practice I can’t underestimate the power of self-care.

Marienplatz - Munich

Marienplatz – Munich

Weather in Europe was very warm and flowers were already starting to bloom, so right now as I’m writing this and watching the snow falling down, I can only wish for the spring to come sooner and make it easier to navigate another trimester.



The best part of my trip was that I had long layovers both ways, and I got to see Munich by day, and Vienna by night. Both cities are beautiful, but Vienna by night was amazing. I can truly say that one night in Vienna recharged my batteries, and even if I’m counting the days, I am ready for another trimester and all the good things that will come with it. 

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Iuliana Lixandru

Iuliana Lixandru

Hello! I'm Iuliana and I'm a student at National University of Health Sciences in the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program.


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