Chiro1Source - May 2020


2020 MAY

If you’ve been on this newsletter ride with me from the beginning, you might remember that I was inspired to go into the chiropractic supply field because I had not just one chiropractor in the family, but two. Like my dad, my mom,

pushed toward the basket and scored. I loved basketball almost from the time I started walking, and I knewmy mom loved it, too, but I didn’t realize just how good she was at the game until one summer in elementary school. I was learning how to do layups in the driveway, and she came out to showme how it was done. She blew me out of the water! We talked about basketball even more from then on, and a few years later, I even ended up going to a basketball camp at Wartburg, dribbling down the same courts she played on. Bonding over the game really helped develop my love of sports and competition, and my mom and I are still fanatics today! This February, we went to the UNC vs. Virginia game together, and even though it ended in heartbreak, it was still fun cheering together in the stands. It took a bit longer for me to fully recognize my mom’s passion for chiropractic work. For a long time, I had a lot of appreciation for chiropractors, but I didn’t really understand howmuch heart they poured into their work. That changed when I got the opportunity to work with my mom as a chiropractic assistant. Helping her, I really came to appreciate the amount of focus she brings to every case and patient. It gave me new insight into what the world of a chiropractor looks like, and I felt like I understood my mom better through that professional lens. She’s a giver and a caretaker, and I got to see that side of her come out in her work. Another thing I learned fromworking with my mom is how absolutely vital it is to love what you do. A lot of people do a job they hate for 30 years, and that’s just not worth it when something you’re passionate about is out there. There are bad days in every career, but if you love your work, even the bad days are manageable! If I had to pick the most important lesson out of everything my mom taught me, it would be that one. Finding your “why,” the thing that drives you, makes life so much more beautiful. My mom found that passion, and I’m blessed to say that I have, too! There’s also something to be said for the fact that now, as she’s getting closer to retirement, my mom can look back on more than 30 years of hard work and see the hundreds of thousands of patients she’s helped and impacted for the better. These days, she’s treating second and third generations of patients, and that’s such a cool thing to think about! I’m so glad I get to share my amazing momwith so many good people. If by chance you’re one of her patients, join me in wishing her a happy Mother’s Day!

Linda, was a chiropractor when I was a kid, and in fact, she still is! She has been practicing for more than 32 years, and her dedication to her profession is one of the many things I love about her.

With Mother’s Day coming up this month, I thought it was high time I dedicated a newsletter to my mom. She has shaped me in so many ways, and it’s because of her that I fell in love with two of my favorite things: the chiropractic field and basketball.

Basketball was the first big thing we bonded over. My mom played it all through high school and into her freshman year at Wartburg College. This was back when women’s basketball was played three on three, and neither the offense nor defense could cross half court. My momwas an offensive forward, so she was one of the people who

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