Well, we are about a month into this next trimester, and I am coming to realize that my brain is still on vacation. I sure hope that it decides very soon that it is time to kick it into gear instead of being in La-La Land. Exams are creeping up, and my thoughts are, “Have I really learned enough information to cover a whole exam?”
Well, whether my brain is ready or not, these exams are coming! I need to make the most of my time through studying, reflecting, and associating new things to learn with older topics. Have I done that? Very little.
How am I supposed to wake up my little brain? Anyone know some brain exercises to bring the brain back to reality— besides flunking an exam? I have learned through experience that flunking an exam definitely will work— I just cannot afford to do that right now!
On a good note, I am excited for my very first Palmer Homecoming. I have seen the schedule, and I wish I could attend every session! Sure, some, if not most, might go over my head due to my lack of foundational knowledge, which will come within the next few years, but it would be quite the experience!
I am excited at the potential of meeting some great alumni from this campus. Hearing their stories, gaining knowledge from their wisdom, and making connections and networks is what I plan to do. This is what chiropractic is about! This is what Palmer is about!
I am glad that I have made the decision to come here and to partake of this grand legacy. It is now my opportunity, and obligation, to add to the legacy and to become a great chiropractor by first becoming a great chiropractic student.
Now onto my “study soap box” to encourage myself—and anyone else who needs it—to study. Off to the books, away from Facebook and other distractions that come my way and steal a little time here and there.
Great is the chiropractor who becomes the doctor who his patients need. And my patients will need a primary-care physician, the “gate-keeper” for better health and wellness. Let us all aim for this: to assist in the betterment of society, one family at a time through one individual at a time!
3rd trimester student, Davenport Campus