Friday, March 11, 2016

Block 3 Week 7: Hold Onto Your Butts

Ooh guys, what a WEEK! We've had so many exams over the last two to three weeks that I have no idea what to do with myself this weekend since I don't have an exam on Monday. I haven't had a free weekend in ages! So I decided that I would clean up my bedroom, change my sheets, knock out my laundry and clean my bathroom. It's one of those things that nags at me when I'm busy, so I figured I'd give myself a little treat by knocking that out. I don't have any exams this upcoming week, but we do have three neuroscience labs. That will be quite exhausting, and I will be thanking myself for making everything clean and shiny in advance. I totally ran out of pants last week and had to rock dresses and skirts just about every day.

My plan is to use this week to get ready for the pathology and clinical medicine finals that are coming in week 9. Also, I need to really kick butt on neuro lab because I did rather poorly on the first lab practical. I can't believe we are only four weeks from the end of block three. Our next block is cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. I keep hoping we'll hit a subject that I'm just really really good at, but so far they've all been a whole lot of work. I guess none of them are going to be easy. But I won't borrow trouble from the next block. I've got enough here in good old neuro.

So for the rest of this weekend I plan to have a nice brain break and get back to serious study on Monday. I might even pick up my knitting or finish a book I started a few weeks back. I think it's important to have some time where I'm not obsessing about medical school. It has become such a huge part of my life that it's the only thing that identifies me. So for this weekend, I'm just Val and I have cleaned my house and hung out with my kids and HB, and I'm going to spend the rest of it just being as normal as I possibly can. Oh, and springing forward. That will be exhausting. UGH. Until next week!

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