What were you doing 16 years ago? Were you in the same job (or school)? Same house? Same relationship? Let’s see…my answers would be no, no and no. How did the past 16 years go so fast? How much has your life changed in that time period? They say time flies when you are having fun, right? Well 16 years ago, in March 2000, I graduated from Life University and became a Chiropractor. After graduation, I was planning on working in Roswell with another Chiropractor for a little while, but didn’t have any long-range plans. A year later, I decided to open my own office and here I am, 16 years later still in Kennesaw taking care of people!
I remember a few years after graduation I met some local chiropractors who told me they had been out of school 14 years. I remember thinking to myself “wow they must know so much” and was impressed by their experience. Now here I am in that same position thinking there is still so much more to learn! The human body is just amazing and there are so many ways to take care of people, it’s just a matter of learning the right thing and the best way to do it. Learning is a never-ending process.
I am lucky that I truly love what I do. I have patients who are stressed by their job, their work schedule, their co-workers and I am lucky I do not have that problems. Yes there are things that can cause stress at our office, but it is minimal and manageable. I can’t imagine being in a job that I hated day after day, and was almost in that position back in the 90’s. I had graduated from UMass with a degree in Sport Management, and worked in the sporting goods industry for 7 years before learning about chiropractic. After getting adjusted, having my headaches go away, and learning about what chiropractic was really about, I decided to change careers. I took a year of pre-req’s and then moved down here in September 1996. I was happy to leave the snow and cold of the north, yet I was even happier to be starting on a new journey. It was scary and exciting at the same time.
Now, I am so thankful to be where I am. I am happily married with an adorable son, I have a great team working with me and I have a great family of patients. Last month we had our annual “Family of the Year & Wellness Warrior” party, honoring the people who were under care for all of 2015. I love seeing people who are there year after year, who understand how chiropractic can help them stay healthy, be out of pain & improve their overall performance. Many of you have become my friends and that I am thankful for that. I see your kids growing up, becoming teenagers & going to college. And I see new families starting under care, hoping they too will be with us for many years to come.
I see miracles in our office regularly – headaches going away, sleeping patterns improving, back pain, ear infections, colic, infertility, sinus congestion & more all going away or at least improving. People are experiencing better pregnancies, less injuries, and a better quality of life. These are not one time fixes, but overall changes once someone starts to get adjusted. We live our lives through our nervous system, constantly adapting to our environment that is constantly changing. We don’t have to think about much, but when our nervous system is healthy, we can experience the world in a better way. When the spinal bones shift and get stuck, the nervous system is no longer as healthy, dysfunction results, and sometimes symptoms are present but most of the time they are not. Chiropractic adjustments restores the nervous system’s ability to respond to stress, which allows for better adaptation to our environment, and thus optimal function in our body and our mind.
When people experience this, then miracles happen. We are all better off with chiropractic care, then without it. I am so grateful to be where I am. Thank you for joining me on this journey and if you haven’t yet, please join us.