Oh We’re Half Way There….

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But hopefully not Livin’ on a Prayer.

Yes, it’s official.  I am half way through my degree! That is if you count the first year of uni pre requisite subjects.  There is only the small matter of the end of semester final exams to complete and we are home free.  At least for the following three weeks holiday we have off before we go back and do it all again for another 16 week semester.

Things have been pretty crazy around here lately.  I think everyone in the class had things under control until about 4 weeks ago when suddenly assessment after assessment seemed to hit, culminating in the crescendo that was last week where we had about 9 tests, exams and assignments scheduled and due.  It was a bit of hazy experience filled with a lot of disbelief that one, we had so much on and two, that we actually could make it through alive.  At the beginning of the week we had the hardest tests and I remember hearing different class mates reciting over and over again what we had happening on each day of the week to anyone who would listen.  They don’t call Year 2 the hard year for no reason it seems.  We are all trying to convince ourselves that next year will be better, and I think it will as we will get to put into play what we have been learning so far which will be really exciting.

Even though it’s been a hard slog lately it is still really awesome to be studying such an amazing profession.  It is even more awesome that classes are over and we have a week off to study and from now on only have one exam a day over the exam weeks which seems infinitely more achievable than the last week.

It is crazy to think how far we have come in what seems like such a short time.  The 1 1/2 years we have lived in NZ have passed so quickly and yet some times it seems not quickly enough.  We still have another 2 1/2 years to go and I am sure that it will be over before we know it and our class will be scattered to all corners of the globe so I am very conscious of enjoying the moment which is kind of a funny place to be in because obviously I am here for the goal of getting my degree so I can start my professional career as a Chiropractor and I am very much a big picture person driven by results.  So I guess it is all part of the learning journey.  Learn to focus on the details but not lose sight of the bigger picture.

So what goals are you working on at the moment?  How do you make the most of the journey along the way but not lose sight of the end goal?

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