April 24, 2009

Accel and Be Well Opening

Come one, Come ALL!

You are all invited to a pre-opening open house of our brand spankin' new clinic Accel and Be Well Chiropractic.

Friday, May 1st from 4-7

10501 Wayzata Blvd STE 100
Minnetonka MN 55305

Hope all can come! We look forward to seeing!
Accel and Be Well
Dr. Julie Beal

April 20, 2009

Introducing Dr. Julie Beal

Here's some pictures from graduation. We are working hard to get our practice up and running by May 4th so I've been super busy but I wanted to share these pictures with those who weren't able to come to the graduation.


Keynote Speaker from U of M


Valedictorian (spelling?)


Chiropractic President Dr. Wiles


Northwestern Health Sciences University President


Auditorium and Doctors Present


Crossed the stage and got my diploma


Taking the Chiropractic Oath


Beal Family with the new Doctor


Peterson Family with the new Doctor


The man who helped me get through the whole thing. Thankyou my Jay, I love you.

April 16, 2009

Ah, tomorrow is the day. THE DAY I GRADUATE from SCHOOL! I will never have to take another exam, practical, test, quiz, BOARDS EXAMS ...

Today is Thursday and I'm sitting in the 70 degree weather in the sunshine and reminiscing. I have been in school for 20 years! A little less than 8 years ago, I decided I was going to go to Chiropractic school and the thoughts running through my head were, "are you seriously going to go to school for eight more years? You're crazy! Don't you want to be done with school? You could just end after a bachelor's degree." But no, I pushed myself and made the decision and submitted my application less than 4 years ago and now here I am soon to be Dr. Julie Beal.

I've never been so proud of myself (I don't mean to sound pompus) because I've been through something that most people will never even get the chance to try to accomplish. So as I sit soaking in the rays and enjoying the moment ... it feels GOOD!

April 7, 2009

INSANITY!

I haven't posted much recently about my exercise and weight loss goals and I will tell you why.

I am GRADUATING SOON!!!! And I'm honestly going to put myself in the crazy house with everything I have to accomplish within the upcoming 3 weeks.

Here's a list of things we've completed within the last week.
1) We got an A on our business plan which means that we can be granted a business loan.
2) WE GOT OUR LOAN!!! Sweet! Thanks to Chippewa Valley Bank in Wisconsin, they're helping us to make our dreams come true (at a price).
3) We have a space and are slowly moving stuff into the space.
4) We purchased some additional equipment
5) went to seminars about opening business
6) found a lawyer we want to work with.
7) found an accountant we want to work with.


Here's a list of things we have to accomplish within the next 3 weeks.
1) graduate (walk across the stage) EASY
2) exit counseling so we don't "forget" to pay back the school our $120,000 in student loans
3) Take the jurisprudence exam for the state
4) sit down with a lawyer to go over the lease agreement
5) sit down with a lawyer to draw up an entity for the company
6) get a tax ID number
7) file info for our business entity
8) file info for insurance company networks
BUT, until we graduate, we can't do ANY of the above things. Everything depends on that diploma.

So, recently, we've been working our butts off at clinic as well as trying to make everything as easy as possible for when the flood gates open after graduation.

I better hold on, it's going to be quite the ride.

Dr. (almost) Mama Beal :)

April 2, 2009

San Diego, German for ... (fill in the blank)

So, this post is not about working out, it's not about daycare problems, it's not about school or starting my practice because this post is all about VACATION! And when you're on vacation, it's important to not let your everyday life interfere.

First day, we went DIRECT to SEA WORLD (literally from airport to sea world.)


Shamu

Ashley at this guy for dinner a few days later.


These guys were LOUD! There's a video, below, of one of them trying to get our attention while we were feeding them.


Jen and I in front of the Manatee area.


Did you know that Flamingo's have TEETH? Well, at least these ones did. Weird.



Ohungry's! Best little hole in the wall food joint in Old Mexico San Diego.


The Beach was the perfect weather. Check out the lady in the pink, she just about knocked me over while she was running. She must have been practicing for Bay Watch.


Julie, Emily, Meghan, Jen (where's Miss Montana?)


We went down to eat by the Marina (this is where Ashley ate Sebastian from The Little Mermaid).


We went inland to a small vineyard which was lots of fun and delicious at the same time.


Here's a close up of a bud, (no, not Meghan's Bud).


Inside where the barrels are kept. Just wait, the pictures start to get artsy fartsy after I've had a few samples :)


Merlot!


Yep, those are all the bottles we sampled. And ... Artsy Fartsy ... too bad the wine glass is backwards and you can't read the name of the vineyard. :P

The scenery at the vineyard.

It was so nice not to think about all the stuff going on at home and hang out with my girl friends. But in the end, we all went our separate ways. I can't wait for next year. :)

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