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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!



6 Jan

So today is my 3 month anniversary that i’ve been at my externship. Time really has flown by! I still feel like a babe in the learning process but I think that i’m making progress. Some of the things i’ve learned is to “think”. Sounds simple but sometimes as a student you can make a habit of memorizing information, but my techs really encourage me to think and to get to the root of the problem. “This person has pulmonary hypertension because….” I love that part of the process because it never gets old or repetitious to challenge your brian, and since every situation is different you are always learning new things.

Something else that I hear in the back of my head is what Dr. E said a long time ago, “you need to be able to feel with your eyes and see with your hand”. If you’ve ever had to scan you know what this means.

I have read that most people who are successful have goals that are clearly written down. I feel that this has been instrumental in me being where I am today. I don’t think that I have reached as many of my of goals until I wrote them down and focused on them in the last few years. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!” – Zig Ziglar

So make a commitment to yourself! Stick to something! You just may surprise yourself, and be the inspiration to someone else!

Have a wonderful day!