First week of 3rd trimester …

How am I writing this already?! When I started blogging, I was just finishing 1st trimester and here I am talking about my first week of 3rd trimester! Time is flying and I love it, but I also want it to slow down so I can do more here on campus.

That is one of my goals this trimester: Get involved and go to more seminars and clubs. I figured now that I have a **slightly** less stressful schedule, I can do more outside of classes. Rugby is also on hold for the winter. We have two tournaments, but we have no official practices until the end of February. This works out perfectly for me because I am still healing from my broken finger. But it frees up a significant amount of my time.

I am already signed up for two seminars, and one is coming up (and it happens to be in my hometown … YAYAY!). I also want to read a couple of books that have been recommended to me. Hopefully I’m not being too ambitious here and underestimating my class load, but I like to think I’m an optimist so it’s gonna work out perfectly. 🙂

Classes so far are good! I have been looking forward to 3rd trimester ever since 2nd trimester, hehehe. But the hardest part is being in class all day long. Pretty much every day I have class from 8:25 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. I usually don’t have any breaks, so I need to work on my meal prep. But, yes, you read that right–I don’t start until 8:25 a.m. WAHOOO! It’s a wonderful feeling not having class at 7:30 a.m. This also gives me a lot of time to work out before classes.

Now that I don’t have rugby, I have to find a time to work out on my own. I have been missing my yoga practice a lot lately, so I am going to try to find a yoga studio around here. I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s one of those things where you think to yourself, “Why did I ever stop doing that?” So I’m also hoping to implement this into my daily routine and, at the very least, I want to take time for myself every morning before I have to do things for my education.

From listening to seminars and reading random articles, I’ve noticed that you need to take time for yourself and for your values. Isn’t that crazy to think that anyone could get away from these fundamental things? I know it is, but we do it. I do it. So I’m focusing on me this trimester because I truly believe this is key to chiropractic. Let’s be real, it’s key to a healthy and happy life. So I’m going to do it, and it’s going to be great. 🙂

This also ties in well with my goal of reading more and attending more seminars. How can I truly know what I want if I haven’t experienced as much as I possibly can? Anyways, this is my plan. What are you doing for yourself today?

 

Callie

Post-surgery pondering …

This week is perfect for relaxing and recovering. I only have two quizzes, and I am off from rugby this week. I’m not sure if I just have more time to think or if the post-surgery pain meds are making me crazy, but I’ve had some life-changing thoughts this week that I thought I’d share.

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My first realization this week, as the great Aaron Rodgers said, is “R-E-L-A-X.” Just relax. Classes are super hard and that’s to be expected, but being all worked up over everything is not going to help. It’s not worth it to go crazy or get depressed about getting an A versus a B. In my opinion, it will not make you a better chiropractor.

Also, skip a class or two. Whatever, it’s a class. If it’s worth saving your sanity, do it. I do not recommend being lazy and skipping just because. But if it’s for the greater good, then go for it. But, hey, what do I know? That’s just my opinion. 🙂

When I was a little kid, my parents used to let me have a “sick” day where they would take me to the craft store and buy me whatever I wanted. Then I’d spend the day with them and craft. How cool is that? Sometimes you just need those days to know what’s important. Accept that you can’t do it all and go with it. 🙂

My second realization is, “When it rains, it pours.” And guess what? Just grab your umbrella and keep going. I had a lot thrown at me the last couple weeks, and it sucked. And I felt like it just kept coming. But I’m here, and I survived! Chances are there are a lot of other people in the tri (and the world) going through worse things than me.

I was telling my sister about the Humans of New York posts recently about brick kilns in Pakistan, and all my problems seemed so irrelevant. Sometimes life will throw you a curve and you not only strike out, but it hits you in the face, your team loses the game, and you’re out for the season. EMBRACE IT. It could be worse and life doesn’t get any better dwelling on it. 🙂 Maybe I’m an optimist, maybe I’m loopy from my meds. Either way, I’m looking up.

Anyways, enough with the sappy stuff.

This week has also given me a lot of free time to look up craft projects and other leisurely activities! It’s been nice not being so busy, and I can finally get back to doing “normal” people things. I also have plenty of time to prep for my next round of exams. 🙂 Speaking of that, I’m going to go study for my Biochemistry 2 quiz now … wish me luck!

-Callie

 

Callie