Hello! Thanks for stopping by to learn a little more about me! My name is Chandra. I learn something new every day and I want to share what I’ve learned with you. I had to go through some pretty drastic life changes in order to simplify our lives to be a happier family and I would love to share with you what we are learning and what is working for our family.
I have a few things that I latch onto that keep me going in life. One of my very favorite talents is singing. I love to sing. I discovered that during my darkest times, I stopped singing. I used to sing when I was happy or just to express my feelings and after thinking about the last time I sang, it occurred to me that I hadn’t sung in quite some time. Even my husband and kids told me that they noticed I don’t sing anymore. So, I try to make it a point to sing when I’m happy and encourage my family to sing with me.
Interestingly, I also enjoy rollerblading, mountain biking, jogging, exercising, playing with my kids, and reading when I make the time.
I have been in the dental industry since I was 18 years old. I started out as a dental assistant and was so happy for many years. My favorite part was helping patients and building relationships with them. Sitting next to a patient and listening to their life story was so enjoyable. In May 2010, I was in a car accident and I broke my right wrist. In case you’re wondering, I am right handed. After a surgery and occupational therapy, unfortunately, my career as a dental assistant came to a close. So, I started the very long process of going back to college to get a degree in Health Information Technology at Weber State University. (The only reason it was long is that I couldn’t go to school full time).
During the time I was in school, I transitioned from Dental Assistant into several different positions in the dental offices that I was employed. I also found myself to be a dental assisting instructor for Ogden Weber Tech College and absolutely loved it.
Then, I found a stay at home job with eAssist Dental Solutions. I finally found my niche. I felt so at home with this job! I was able to apply my dental management knowledge and continue to pursue my degree at the same time. I received my credentials as an RHIT and was promoted to a Regional Manager during my employment of about 3 years. Unfortunately, my anxiety and depression came to an ugly head and I was in a very, very dark place. With the support of my husband, we decided it was time to stop working for the time being to take care of my mental health.
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