Archive | April, 2011

If I Can Do This….

18 Apr

Often in life there are experiences that completely change the course of our lives and thus change us. Moments where you think, “I will never be the same after this experience!” Moments in my life where I felt like this include: being pregnant and reluctantly wondering how this baby was going to come out… of me! Yikes! Moving past a relationship, or being reduced to nothing financially, etc…
Whenever I went through a particular life challenge I would think to myself, “If I can get through this I can do anything!” and then I’d picture myself climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, going to Med School, adopting girls from China, opening a business, or taking Z on a trip around the world showing her all its splendor. All things seem possible and within grasp when you go through something that you once thought to be impossible. And of course these moments don’t come without struggle, persecution, and self doubts, but in the end you are happy that you’ve been able to have an experience that builds your confidence in what’s possible!

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.



11 Apr

So you may have been wondering where in the world have I been, I mean did I just up and abandon my blog because I was whisked away to some exotic island, or was I pursuing my dreams of being a world photographer for National Geographic? Well it’s none of the above, I’ve actually just been over worked and overly tired.
Time has flown by and I’ve just completed my hours for my externship this week! Woot Woot! I can now say that I’m well adjusted to scanning in the pits of despair (literally)! I’ve also started my Pediatric Echocardiography course (what was I thinking?). So I’ve not fully had the time to sit and reflect on my accomplishment of finishing adult echo. I’m too busy moving on to find out that children can be born with double arches, single ventricles and a host of other congenital anomalies too numerous and too clumsy to mention! It does frighten me. Even after we had our first test this weekend I got a perfect score, but I still feel the, “can I really do this?” doubts. I hate those doubts. Oh and then I’m also studying for my adult credentials. Man am I pooped! So now I’m in the pep myself up mode. So if you have any peppy ideas please shoot them my way. I can use all the help I can get!

Mucho Gras!