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! :]

6 comments:

Offensive Pastors Thoughts said...

Yeah Jules!

Chuck Persimmons said...

welcome back, julie. i thought i might be the only one still out here, but i guess it's me and dad.

Sarah said...

"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!]"

This made me laugh! But I'm glad that you came to the fairly large university, or else I wouldn't have met you!

Julie said...

I know, I'm a freak. But my parents always told me not to divulge certain information on the internet so someone couldn't hunt me down and kill me. hahaha

Sarah said...

Mine are the exact same way. Luckily with my name, its almost impossible to find out ANYTHING about me!
One good thing about having the name Sarah Smith =p

Kirsten said...

I also am glad you came to this university. Very glad. You rock.