Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Story (of the last couple years) Condensed - Part 2

Going to school again after being out for 2 ½ years was scary. That first year was all about remembering how to study, going through the anxiety of getting good grades (cause I didn’t know what to do if I didn’t do good at this!), making friends with people who already knew each other, and feeling OLD compared to the other girls in my class. Fortunately I was living with my newlywed friends to keep me sane! The summer after this year, I cleaned teeth on my first patients. This confirmed that I actually enjoyed what I was doing although it is stressful being graded on it.

Junior year was hard. We had a lot of classes with a lot of finals and a lot of activities to do in between. I became closer to some of the friends I had made in my class, found out a couple were a little closer to my age (they still call me grandma though!), and realized it was hard to have class with the same 21 girls everyday. I got engaged in February to Phil, who I’ve been dating now for just over 4 years. During the summer we had our rural rotation where we worked with a dentist in the state for 6 weeks. This reconfirmed that I wanted to be a dental hygienist.

So that leads me to the present. Boards in less than 4 days! I packed up today, cleaned, and tomorrow I am driving home and hopefully I will not unpack my computer until my boards are over because everything online is too tempting! I am spending the night in Charleston on Sunday with Rachel who is taking the boards there with me. I am not studying at all Sunday and going try not to get stressed out!

Okay, better go! Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Good luck! I'll be sending all my extra smart your way, not that it would do you any good (I'm not that smart) :) You'll do awesome!