Surviving the 1st year!

Ahhhh ... vacation. Reading a book by the pool.

Ahhhh … vacation.

I cannot even put into words how excited I am to be done with the first year of chiropractic school. Yes, I learned a lot and met tons of new people, but I am sooooo glad to be done with the basic sciences. I can’t wait to dig into more techniques! 🙂 I’m also excited that I won’t have to pull any more all-nighters or be ridiculously stressed out. Of course, I don’t know how the next year will treat me, but I do know that 4th tri is pretty chill. 🙂

To celebrate my survival, I went to San Diego with one of my friends from back home. It worked out really nice because her parents had a time-share there, and I have another friend who lives out there. So not only was the trip pretty cheap, it was also packed with catching up with my good friends. 🙂

We couldn’t have picked a better week to go there. The weather was always above 75 degrees, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The time-share was at a resort, and it was beautiful! I honestly couldn’t believe we were there for the whole week!

We had lots planned. We wanted to lay outside and soak in the Vitamin D, swim, hike, sea kayak, shop, go to the ocean/beach, see the nightlife, and also check out local coffee shops. We both love coffee. 🙂 My friend, Hannan, who lives in San Diego, happens to work at a local coffee shop – so of course we went there. We also tried a couple restaurants, and they were AMAMZING! Holy cow. I usually don’t eat fish, but when you are that close to the ocean, you can’t pass up fresh seafood. So I had some amazing fish. So good! Any place we went with a ‘catch of the day,’ I tried it. 🙂 MMMM.

Although the entire trip was perfect, I did end up getting sick again. Towards the end of my trip I once again had extreme body aches, a sore throat and exhaustion. So when you are on vacation in the sun what do you do? I laid on the beach all day. I actually fell asleep! Hehe. The sound of the ocean and the heat was just what my body wanted! (Flash ahead a couple weeks and this sickness was still there – but now migrated to double ear infections.)

I did bring a book with me on my trip! I chose to bring ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’ by Norman Doidge, with me and it was very interesting! I can’t believe I actually wanted to read this book on vacation, but that’s what happens when you love what you do! I love learning about anything related to chiropractic and the way the body works. It’s funny because the author of this book isn’t a chiropractor, and I’m not sure about his stance on it, but from his book he seems to describe chiropractic perfectly! I highly recommend reading this book to any prospective students or current students. Hit me up and you can borrow it. 🙂

Once I got back I settled in and prepared for 4th tri! Turns out its better than I could have ever thought. 🙂

Callie