My trimester break was awesome! While we were still following social/physical distancing guidelines, it was great to get to visit with some of my family. We had some Maryland seafood, and I spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool. This is a photo of some Maryland Blue Crabs, steamed and slathered in Old Bay Seasoning. It doesn’t get much better than that!
In the clinic, we use paper tally sheets to keep track of our numbers. For ND’s, we start observing during our 6th trimester where our tally sheets are green. In 7th trimester, our tally sheets are purple, representing that we are Hydro Therapy Interns. But once you hit 8th trimester, you get an orange trimester for your remaining time in clinic. I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is just one more checkoff on the long list of accomplishments during the journey.
Speaking of another small milestone that seemed like a big deal: picking up my parking permit for the year. I realized it is the last parking permit I will need as a student here, and cried for a couple minutes. For so long I have been counting down the days and months to get out of here. Now, the end is in sight, and it is super exciting while simultaneously being super scary!