It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon. No… it’s a sprinting marathon

I’m now in the middle of my 2nd week of Step 1 studying… and I caught the freaking cold! Awesome timing, right? On the bright side, I used that excuse to sleep for way too long yesterday (perhaps thanks to Motrin PM), and now I’m paying for it by catching up on all of renal in one day O_O

And because of this cold, I haven’t been able to work out in a while… I saw so many people outside jogging yesterday because spring is finally here. Can’t wait to feel better and start running again.

The Busyness

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I’m back in school from what they tell me is my last actual break. I’ve been running around like crazy today. Things scheduled nonstop from 8AM to 11:30PM…

I’m really tired. Physically and mentally, I’m so so tired, but it’s in this busyness where I find happiness. Because with this busyness comes appreciation for the calm.

The Lottery

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It’s crazy to think that I’ve been in med school for 1.5 years already. And it’s crazier to think that I have to get ready to start rotations in the hospital in a couple of months.

We have to rank our preferred schedules and once the order is submitted, we are given our schedule based on a lottery system. At this point, I’m way too excited to start 3rd year that I don’t care what order I get; I just want to know my schedule and get myself ready for it 😛

The Return

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I’m back to wordpress 🙂

I’ve been having random thoughts that I wanted to record for the future, so I thought coming back to blogging was a good idea to do so. Because I don’t have as much time as I did during my gap year, I’ll most likely post short thoughts, ideas, etc. at random times.

Like this one. “What med students do during winter break: make desktop background photo of lab values I should remember.” Such a nerd.

Update

I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since my last post! Time really does fly!

I guess I’d use this post to give a quick update on what’s been going on in my life, but really, the post-grad life isn’t very exciting. I’m definitely the type of person to quickly fall into a routine and be content with it.

The most exciting news I’ve had since my last post is that I’ve gotten into a medical school! It’s an amazing feeling to know that I don’t have to worry about my future anymore. I feel really lucky to have heard back from a school this early in the process and to be stress-free for the next 8 months, but the downside is, I’m too eager to be learning again. This may sound like crazy talk, but taking the year off from academics really made me miss being a student. I don’t know how I’ll spend the next 8 months, but a part of me wants this time off to last forever, and a part of me wants it to go by really quickly. Can you tell that I don’t know what to do with myself?!

On a side note, Thanksgiving is coming up very soon, and I’m looking forward to going home for a few days. It’s been a while since I saw my parents and we’re actually planning to go to Blacksburg to visit my sister this weekend (which means HOMEPLACE!). I’ll try to post more frequently with more insightfulness and photos, but until then…