Hey there! It’s been awhile.
And I know some of you may be wondering … where has Mirissa been?
The simple answer: Dental School.
The real answer: home.
In my absence from blogging, I have been
- Learning to drill.
- Meeting with my very first patient (where I was the dentist!!)
- Volunteering as a pediatric dentist for the greatest of kids ♥♥♥
- And studying oral health, systemic health, mental health, and everything in between. You can’t separate a smile from the rest of the body and mind!
In a nutshell, life’s been busy. And I’m going to be honest: I didn’t always stop to take the time for myself. I was:
- Perhaps a little bit driven 😉
And I let excuses carry me away from my writing!
To be fair, though, I still made time for:
- 5 am sunrises
- And the walk around Cambridge
And I have had the most fulfilling, incredible time working with my patients, and learning a new set of skills. The challenge is never-ending and the reward is so amazing!
Every time a patient sits before me, I think, “Wow. What an honor to work with this individual – child or adult – to bring a healthy smile to his/her life. Could I be any more fortunate?”
But life isn’t getting any quieter…
In the next few weeks, I’ll have a new schedule of patients, a new course on my calendar, and a new journey in drilling. Things will get busy – they never stopped! But stick around, because I’m still writing through this journey, sharing my inspirations along the way, and reminding us both that self-care should never get the back-burner … but occasionally, it will have to take a side-burner when a patient’s health and smile is in my hands and the drill is moving at high-speed.
Feel free to share what brings you joy and purpose in life … but first, set your cleaning with your dentist. It’s the greatest gift you could give the both of you!
© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.