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Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to blogging. It has definitely been the busiest, most eventful month I have ever had...ever.
A couple of weeks or so after my first blog, Homecoming arrived and with that, Convocation and the famed White Coat Ceremony! It was amazing. There is no greater feeling than slipping on that freshly pressed white coat for the first time and getting to strut across the stage in front of family, friends, faculty and fellow students. It was a great way of not only welcoming us as the newest fledglings of the optometric world, but to the SCO family as well.
The Homecoming BBQ the following day was a blast. Whether dancing to the loud music, rock-wall climbing, BBQ-ing or just plain enjoying the company of friends, everyone looked to be having a great time. As soon as the excitement of Homecoming, Convocation and the weekend following simmered, it was time to get back to business. AT LEAST one test every week until the end of the semester, sprinkle in some Lab Midterms and online lectures, and you have the recipe for my very first semester at SCO.
Sounds challenging right? It's completely manageable. It is tough, don't get me wrong, but there are plenty of faculty at school and friends within the class that are ready and willing to help you through what may seem at times like the most grueling week you've ever had. It's just like everything else, if you put in the work, you'll get out the rewards. It is safe to say though that there is so much we have learned already, and that makes me feel good, knowing that we are getting straight to work. The more we cover, the more we know and perfect by graduation, and the more we know and perfect, the better we will be as optometrist, and I am sure I can speak for the Class of 2015 being at SCO...we will definitely be the best. Retinoscopy, phoropters, visual acquity, confrontational visual field tests, you name it! At this rate, by Thanksgiving I'll be giving eye exams to the family between cutting the turkey and serving the pumpkin pie.
I know there is so much more to come, and I am looking forward to it. The school is great, the people are great, and the knowledge I am gaining is extensive. Nothing could be better. Well, Thanksgiving Break getting here already wouldn't be so terrible! Until next time...I've got to go lace up my sneakers, the semester isn't over yet...