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11/22/17

It’s a Wrap

Posted by caaponte on November 22, 2017 in Fall Semester, Reflection, Senior Year

After physical testing, academic review, interviewing, and a boat load of paperwork. I am finally finished with my application to the Health Professions Scholarship Program through the United States Navy. If I’m one of the lucky few, the fingerprints I took this morning will lead to serving our military personnel as a General Dentist.

 

Are you tough enough for this?

Are you ready to wake up at 4am to workout?

Are you aware you may be at sea?

Are you able to assert yourself in a group full of veterans?

 

For me, it is a crucial portion of my ultimate goal. The combination of serving my country and traveling while utilizing the skillset I will have acquired in dental school….I cannot think of anything better.

In the next few months, so much is about to be uncovered. I have never been in a position where I won’t know where I’ll be in the next year. But in less than 20 days…. I will know where I stand for the rest of my life. This career offers so much growth and I cannot wait to begin the next chapter of my journey.

Wednesday
11/22/17

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by caaponte on November 22, 2017 in Family

You know those moments when you say to yourself, “It’s time for a new tradition.” This year, my mom and I have decided that we should do something amongst ourselves. Long story short, it would be nice to have something new to plan and in turn, look forward to.

The idea of Thanksgiving still remains – we are just recreating how we view it. I feel more blessed than I have ever felt. Being the first Thanksgiving without my grandfather, I hope to keep his legacy alive by celebrating what it means to be part of a Puerto Rican/ Colombian family.

Passion, Respect, and Love for each other.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!