Thursday, July 8, 2010

Third Time's a Charm!

I've been bad! It's been over a month since I last posted and I am lucky you all haven't left me yet! For that I'm grateful.

I'm going to try and give you a summary of what has happened since I last posted, but I'm sure I'll leave things out and will make more posts on them when I remember.
  • After I came home from the beach, it was crazy trying to find a board patient (again)! My friend who I though could do it, couldn't because of work. So, when my parents returned from the beach they helped me sooo much by making calls to friends and even going around town searching. My own dentist even let me use his dental office to screen patients I did find. Luckily I found a patient only 2 days before I had to leave to take my board! Not only did I have to find a patient for the 3rd time, but I also had to travel and take them to South Carolina where the exam was held. I don't know how I could repay my parents, dentist, and board patient for all the help they gave me!
  • I passed! The third time definately is a charm! I was slightly embarrassed by the whole board fiasco and definately felt like I let my parents, Phil, and myself down by having to take it so many times. I'm just glad it is over and I can move on with my life!
  • Relaxation - needed this after all the stress!
  • I now needed to apply for my license since I passed the board. This required getting a physical, 2 letters of recommendation from (preferably) dentists from WV, get a wallet-sized picture of myself, fill out a form, get it notarized, plus write them a $60 check... like they need anymore of my money!
  • I updated my resume, printed it up, and mailed them out!
  • Fourth of July Weekend: this weekend was much needed cause I actually finally felt like myself again. After all the stress of boards and being back home again, it was nice to hang out with Phil's family and my own with no stress involved!

Now the waiting begins...

I did get a call this morning from a dentist I sent my resume to for a temporary job today cause her hygienist was out sick. Unfortunately, I couldn't do it since my license has not been sent back to me in the mail. This was promising though, but no $$$ yet!

You can also look over to the books I've read this year (on your left) to see that it has been updated! My friend Jennifer over at Crazy Shenanigans has peaked my interest with the books by Sherryl Woods! I'm into the Chesapeake Shores Novels right now. Check'em out!

Oh and here is the only picture I took while I was in SC for my boards! I took it for Phil, but I'm afraid I gave him a not-so-good idea for his own car...

Thanks for stickin' in there with me for this long process, and for this disjointed post! I will try very hard to update more than I have been!


JMJE said...

Congrats on passing your boards. That should take off a lot of stress. Good luck on getting a job.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Yay!!! I'm glad you're doing good. I've been wondering how the job hunt has been going. Have you sent your resume to Dr. Grimes? He's great and everytime I go there he's always got someone new in the office.

I saw that you read Honeysuckle summer. You gotta start with the first book and read them in order, you'll love them if you loved that one.

mariahsmile said...

Thanks guys!

Jennifer - where is Dr. Grimes' office? I'm looking near Teays Valley since that is where Phil and I will most likely live! As for Honeysuckle Summer - they didn't have the first one in the series when I bought it so I'm going out searching this weekend!

notquiteawake said...

Congrats! That's so awesome. I'm sure you'll find a job right away.