Ready for a New Beginning
I'm becoming more excited by the day to begin my fourth year. Not only the opportunity for full immersion into practicing audiology and, but also for the next set of endeavors I will have time to focus on. I really like the concept that each individual has something he or she can bring to the table to improve an area of interest.
There are many brilliant minds in audiology that will pound out research for years to come that will serve to rapidly bridge the communicative gap between the normal hearing and hearing impaired. The thought of concocting a design around chinchillas (or any research for that matter) makes me nauseous, so I will never be this person. But that doesn't mean I can't find some way to contribute.
This idea coincides with my previous entry. Just because we students are nearing the end of our studies, the work doesn't end. I hope we will all follow this mentality.
Meanwhile, I've been focusing on the Lakers' postseason efforts. To revisit a previous theme, I have long determined that my performance in academics closely mirrors Kobe Bryant's performance on the court. He took the last week of the season off to recuperate for the postseason. I've slept over 10 hours the past few days. While the playoffs are what truly matters in the NBA, the work we do outside of the classroom is what ultimately shapes us professionals. If the Lakers defy critics and Kobe wins a sixth championship, I can only assume that all of my endeavors will be successful and turn to gold. Yeah, wishful thinking on my part! That doesn't mean I can't try though.