On August 1, 2013 I left my homestate of Michigan and headed west to Colorado. I started this blog as a way of keeping my friends and family in touch with my mile-high adventures, as well as my new life in dental school.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

1 down, 3 to go!

This semester has been a whirlwind of crazy, busy, stressful, and fun, but I made it... and my 'made it' I mean that I am DONE.  Done with my first year of dental school!  The last 9 months and two semesters have absolutely flown by.  I can't even believe it!  Unfortunately in dental school, there are no real summer breaks, so it's back to the grind for me on Monday with a whole new semester.

Now for the next big step in my academic journey... the NBDE part 1, or my board exams!  I allowed myself some time for relaxation and celebration the night of my last final, but since then I've started hitting the books hard to prepare for the 1st part of the national dental board examinations that I will be taking in ONE MONTH!  Crazy, crazy.  

The next time you see me, I will probably have wrinkles and frazzled gray hair, but at least come June I will be over the hump, and free to enjoy the rest of my summer... or at least what summer I have in between summer classes.

And now for some pictures of what I've been up to this spring, in school and out of it :)

St. Patty's Day, 2014

Class I amalgam restoration

New Dentist Committee of Denver mixer

Some of my classmates for a birthday celebration