Going back and reading my reflection made me realize that one I had really bad grammar, two I began a foundation as an athletic training student, and three I was very happy. This semester I have grown a lot. I have become more consistent, if not more prepared, with all my assignments and tests. My freshmen year helped me build a foundation on how to become successful in this major. I have figured out the best way to study for me (which took me a while, but was worth the wait) to allow me to have the best success. I believe last semester and this semester have been around the same range. However, first semester I never went through a struggling phase while I was in the clinic, but this semester I did. I was able to push myself because it was not only school that was getting down, but everything else around me. I realized that I am in this major because I am fit for it. I still enjoy every class I take, and I am excited to continue to new classes. I have become more aware of time management compared to last semester. The journals have helped keep me straight with my clinical book which is a great relief, especially for this coming up week. I am very happy with my progress as an athletic training student. I am very happy where I am, and thankful for all the opportunities I have been given. This major has allowed me to come out of my comfort zone because it forced me to be put on the spot in front of others when answering questions. I go into the clinic every day and have to perform a rehab by myself or treatment. I was able to grow more as a person because I wasn’t afraid I was doing something wrong. I have been able to grow and realize being wrong in front of others is ok, it is a way to learn. This is helped me as a student and as a person.
For my clinical journal this week I took a practical which gave me 15 masteries. I have another practical this coming up week which should push me over 170 masteries! After I get all my signatures, I should be done with my clinical book for this semester which is a very good feeling. Now I can prepare for my finals and exit.