I’ve had a few first days of school:
Kindergarten at Ball Camp Elementary School in Knoxville, TN
(thanks Mom for sending the picture and for dressing me in a appliqué ticking stripped dress).
Not pictured: My first day of school in a new town, third grade at Woodland Elementary in Oak Ridge, TN.
First day of college at Duke (ugh, yes, I really was that pale)
First day of dental school
(Yes, I know it’s my badge, but I went to The Hold Steady concert the night before and didn’t pull myself together the next morning enough to take a full shot and this photo technically was taken on the first day. Coincidentally I made great friends with Kevin Ricker, our future class president, because we bonded over not being able to hear anything since he too had gone to that same concert).
And my other last first day:
First day of residency with my awesome co-residents.
First day of classes in residency – all dressed down to go to anatomy lab.
And now maybe, just maybe.. really, my LAST first day of school:
Starting MPH classes at the School of Public Health