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OK, I am a truth-teller. You all should know that by now. So, here’s the truth about the CCX Challenge – I survived!

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🙂 OK, that’s not me in the image jumping into oblivion (of course it’s a drawing) …but I did climb, all the way up 25 feet to the top! And then I, who am not afraid of heights, took a look around and said wisely to myself…

          “Uhm, this is a little high!” 
          And then I said, “You guys got me? Can I jump from here?”
          PAUSE.
          PAUSE AGAIN.
          And then I said, “I think I’m gonna cry (quietly).”
          And then I said, “I’m gonna climb down now (quietly).”

🙂 You know, it’s ok! 

I did go up to the top of that pole and recognize that I had no need, no burning desire, to jump. Jumping was suddenly not such a wise idea. For me it was enough to climb. I kinda have a very strong survival sense which has kept me out of trouble throughout my whole life. Honestly, I have always learned my lessons early and quickly. On that day, I knew I didn’t have to prove myself to myself. And that’s a good thing to be aware of.

As to all the other team members (new interns), most performed exceptionally well in the pole challenge. But not everyone went up. And you know… that’s ok! Perhaps the best part was that there was no negativity or shaming of those who chose not to climb or climb and jump. There was only encouragement with virtually 100% cooperation and positive attitudes in all the team building games. Team members consulted each other on problem solving, were willing to help those who needed help and stepped up with their fullest potential. 

As I look back on the experience, I believe that you couldn’t find a better group of interns to be entering the clinic. I can rightly say everyone proved themselves worthy of the tasks ahead of them. And that’s an awesome thing to see manifest! 

So, CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED! 

And “THANK YOU” TO OUR CASE DOCTORS WHO SHARED THE CHALLENGE WITH US!  WE’RE GONNA HAVE A GREAT CLINIC EXPERIENCE AHEAD OF US!

P.S.  The weather warmed quickly and the sky cleared… it turned out to be a beautiful fall day after all. 🙂

Diane