Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Getting back to it

Sadly, it has been over 10 months since I have updated this blog. A lot of things have gotten in the way between then and now that has kept me from writing in here. But I started this blog to chronicle my journey to a natural life and since that journey has not ended, I feel the need to pick back up. So, starting now, I will update this more regularly; the plan is once a week. I don't necessarily think that I have anything that stupendous to say, but maybe I'll find something. This summer I am going to start reading a lot of books on various topics regarding living a natural lifestyle/naturopathic medicine in general. I look forward to sharing what I discover. For now, allow me to bring you up to speed with my current schooling status:

As of September 2008, I am no longer attending the Naturopathic Institute I started out at. There were several reasons I made this decision, the overriding one being the lack of scientific basis for the information provided in the classes. I have a logical mind and therefore need to understand the science and background before I can fully understand something. The school was lacking in this area, so I took an unexpected detour in this journey. In January of 2009, I started attending a fairly large university in my state [for safety purposes I am leaving out the name, I know my parents would be so proud!] in order to obtain a Biomedical Sciences degree. This degree is equpping me with the tools to understand the body and its interactions scientifically - using chemistry, biology and the like. Even after one semester I have found it very beneficial. I have been able to take the things I already knew about naturopathy and apply the science of the body to it and have therefore been able to better grasp certain concepts. I feel enlightened, really. I will be here for 2 or so more years which puts a slight damper on the timeframe I was hoping to complete my education in, but I find it well worth it. I am not stressing about it, but am trying to weed through naturopathic schools and decide where I want to go once I am done with my B.S. I can go to a naturopathic medical school, or a smaller yet still credible school. I'm not really sure at this point and have some time to figure it out. For now, I am going through some necessary evils to better equip me for the future. Let's hope I can survive this interesting and much needed detour.

I look forward to the rebirth of this blog. Let's just hope some of you are still there! :]