Palmer Fridays!

Redband coffee ... yum!

Redband coffee … yum!

After a stressful two weeks, it was nice to relax on Friday! Usually in lower trimesters Friday classes are lighter, usually only having two classes. In 3rd trimester, you have five classes, but you have a couple breaks in the day so it seems like an easier day than normal.

On Fridays you always have the 9:20 a.m. hour open for club meetings! As a Palmer Pediatric Club officer, I have to attend the Pediatric Club on Fridays – which I LOVE. Every time I go to club I learn something I didn’t before.

I told you that time I learned about Webster’s right? I felt a baby INSIDE A PREGNANT LADY and could identify the spine, head, and butt. That is insane to me!!! How cool!

But this week we talked about different avenues we, as students, could take to become more educated in Pediatric Chiropractic. Some of the upper trimester students told us what they did and what they would do differently. It is really nice to know the different options and certification you can take!

It was also nice to hear the reality of advertising. Turns out you have to abide by specific state laws when advertising your pediatric involvement.

Another good thing was hearing about the time commitment and money needed to get certifications. AHHHH! The time piece doesn’t bother me, but the funds! YIKES! But every dollar invested into my education is well spent. 🙂

Because I had such a rough two weeks, I treated myself to Redband Coffee that morning. 🙂 I can’t tell you how nice it feels to be coming down from a stressful week with a coffee in hand and a smile on your face. And okay, let’s be honest. I think I had a Redband almost every day that week. But this one felt like a treat! It was not needed for an actual purpose, just enjoyment. 🙂

After classes I went home and did a little Netflix and chill (and by chill I mean I actually chilled out LOL). By a little I mean all night and was asleep by 8 p.m. 🙂 I have to say that time passed very slowly. It was like all of a sudden, now that I have nothing to do, time is my friend. I was **almost** bored. But an early bedtime means an early rise. Jen and I hit the Freight House Farmer’s Market and maybe Redband….hehehe 🙂

The rest of the weekend followed a similar suit. It was much needed.

Callie

One more relaxing week …

Stress-relief cleaning.

Stress-relief cleaning.

(submitted previously)

Can you believe it’s already the end of September?! How did this happen?! Although the tri is coming to an end, thankfully we have one more relaxing week this week. My exam on Monday went well! I could have done better, but I did better than I needed to–and that’s all that matters. 🙂

My study technique is that I go through all my notes and rewrite them into ‘study guides.’ This way I read through the notes, rewrite them, condense the material and organize it in a way that makes sense to me. Considering I had to make my Gross 2 study guide and then study it (and all the diagrams) in one night, it was quite the task. There were a couple questions where I could see the answer in my study guide, but I couldn’t associate the topic. But, next exam I will spend a little more time and then that won’t happen. 🙂

The only other stressful thing we have this week is a Biochemistry 2 quiz. I really want to do well on this to secure a good grade in the class. 🙂 So overall, this is a pretty chill week.

Since I have some down time, I’m going to try to get in to open lab to prepare for my Spinal practical. I have that next Wednesday, so I want to make sure I get in early enough to do well. It sounds kind of silly to say that I want to do well on these, because in reality I want to do well on all of them, but it’s great being able to go into finals semi stress-free.

I have to say, some people make 2nd tri extremely stressful. And don’t get me wrong, it’s very hard to balance this class load. But getting a couple B’s is not going to ruin my life. As soon as I let that go, I found I was significantly less stressed. 🙂 It’s all about priorities, people! And I value sleep, hehe. 🙂

I am also going to try to get my apartment deep cleaned. Something about having a clean house just makes me less stressed. Because when I’m bored from studying, I will find anything to do besides study, and I usually revert to cleaning. So, in order to avoid this I want to get it done before finals. 🙂 And who doesn’t like walking into a spotless house? I also find that cleaning can be somewhat of a stress reliever. I feel accomplished afterwards. Anywho, that’s my plan: deep clean the apartment.

I’ll let you know what actually happens this week (Netflix) next time. 🙂

BTW, it was National Coffee Day this week … you bet I celebrated!

Callie