I love the idea of celebrating the year just ended with every birthday (thanks Jessie for this throwback post) and the same goes for this calendar year. Beginning of the summer before clinic, I wrote down a few goals I had for myself:
- Get comfortable speaking to patients about their needs (including finances)
- Get confident about my clinical skills. Breatheeeee.
- Learn to be a good team player with faculty/staff/classmates in the hectic (often very stressful environment)
Looking back on my journal from the past few weeks, I'm on my way. I'm not there yet, but good thing I have 1.5 more years of dental school left!!! And to know that I'm on the right path with my amazing faculty and my inspirational classmates in this nurturing environment, that alone is enough for a celebration.
Here's to 2014, for all its joys and hardships.
Happy holidays! And thanks for sticking with me throughout this crazy adventure... even when I'm being a vacation bum and refusing to do anything dental related. ;)