Lindsay Hollister, ND

Graduate, Bastyr University

“The greatest challenge I faced was keeping school from invading my family time. It was important to set boundaries. I typically put aside two hours of study after the kids’ bedtime. My husband made astronomical sacrifices that I will never fully realize. Early on, we made agreements that all of my school commitments would be in our shared calendar so he would be able to plan his life around my schedule. He deserved to know whether I’d be studying all day Saturday, or whether I’d be available for family time. Another agreement we made early on is that Sundays would be completely study-free. That was always our sacred family day, and it was well worth it. Looking back, I have to say it was worth the sacrifice.”