A long time ago I used to be single.
They were great days. Loads of fun and amazing times that have made me who I am today.
When I decided to propose to my wife, Erin, lots of people thought I was crazy. We had only known each other two months but I knew she was the one. It was as if the heavens parted when I first met her. Almost 9 years later I still thank God daily for bringing her into my life and for the amazing journey we are on.
So for me, chiropractic obviously comes after my family. As it should for all of us.
But what about our relationships with Chiropractic?
Are you just dating right now? Scoping out the field to see if it might work out. More interested in what you get out of the relationship then what you give back. Showing up in the community when it’s convenient or only if there is something to get in return.
Or maybe you’re one of those cheating bastards who wants to date chiropractic and medicine at the same time. If so, I hope they both leave you or you have the decency to pick one or the other. It’s never too late for a reconciliation but if not sought, a divorce is in order.
Maybe you’re engaged. Excited about your future and all the little baby chiropractors you will create. You’re invested but even still, a lot of it is infatuation and still based on your own needs. Will you still love it when you both grow old together?
To be a complete chiropractor you have to be married to the profession.
In it through good times and sticking it through and giving your all through the bad. You are committed to educating the public about the devastating effects of vertebral subluxation and the beautiful state of connection to abundant life and health through a properly functioning nervous system. You put the profession ahead of your own personal needs at times because that is what you do when you love something and understand how badly others need to know what you know. You take care of your family. Reaching out to lend a hand to those older, younger or in a rough spot.
Don’t get me wrong.
Put yourself and your family first. Too many chiropractors and their families have suffered because of unbalanced lives. But as a profession I think its time we all check ourselves and ask how committed we really are to this beautiful thing called Chiropractic.
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Steve Tullius, D.C., ACP
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