I haven’t really posted a whole lot about dentistry these past few days; I think part of is because I’ve been focusing on my health and trying to get better for my trip out to Cali, and part of it is just me trying to make sense of my direction and how I got here to this point.
I’m sitting at Philly airport right now waiting for my flight out to LA- the third and final part of my continuum at UCLA will start tomorrow and finish on Sunday. Over the last three months, I’ve been trekking out to LA to gain knowledge that will not only be of benefit to me, but foremost for my patients. But it’s not easy! Thankfully I have a supportive husband and extended family that helps keep things in balance while I’m away- but I don’t like leaving my kids behind. So when I go away with the intention of enriching my education- I have to make sure I come back and implement what I learn- because my education came at a small sacrifice, but at a sacrifice that I hope will be of more benefit than not.
Being a mom who works is not easy- and I don’t think there are any right solutions- just what makes sense for you and your family.
I’ve had this course on my “to-do” list for 5 years! And not once did I think it wouldn’t happen- it was just a matter of when. I’m optimistic that on my return, my newfound education and the relationships and mentorships I’ve formed- will help me to further my direction and focus on providing complete care dentistry.
I think our learning should evolve and not remain stagnant- I’ve learned there are better ways to do things, and that there are so many things I have still yet to improve. But I’m positive that it will all happen in it’s time- I just have to make the effort , and I think when one makes that effort, the doors of possibilities are just endless.
What are ways you have worked towards your goals? We can draw inspiration and support from one another! Let me know in the comments on Instagram.