There were many options out there for me when I was younger. I thought about being a biological engineer, a farmer, agricultural marketing director, public relations, and I am sure there were others. I always bounced back and forth between something and chiropractic. I was told by my college academic adviser that I was not smart enough to become a chiropractor. In my freshman year of undergrad, I decided to take a biology course from the toughest professor on campus and see if I could get a good grade. The deal I made with myself is if I got a B or higher, I would switch majors again and become a chiropractor. Well, as you can probably figure out, I did very well in that class. I then took all the extra science courses that are required to get in Chiropractic College. I studied very hard and graduated with a 3.2 GPA and then I entered the most challenging 3 ½ years of my life.
Chiropractic College was not easy by any means. We went all year round, averaged 28 credits a trimester, three trimesters a year.
Did you know that a regular college semester is 16 weeks, Chiropractic College trimesters are 15 weeks. In undergrad, a full load was 12-15 credit hours and you needed permission to take 17 or more. Chiropractic College was double a normal class load in the same amount of time. To say it was challenging is an understatement. There is really not a lot of time for a part-time job or a life outside of studying, but the reward is huge.
I love what I do for a living. I get to help people every day. People thank me every day for “healing” them. I get a lot of challenging cases that walk through my office each day.