Tuesday, November 12, 2013

If it were easy, everyone would do it!

Greetings!  It's been about a month since I have last updated my blog and you can all guess my excuse....med school.  Yup, it sure is keeping me busy.  Today I finally have a moment to breath (although not for long) because I took my first big midterm yesterday.  How did it go?  Well, if it were easy everyone would be a doctor.  It sure ain't easy.  I studied this weekend for probably 25-30 hours and I still am not sure how I did.  I am thankful that I did study that much, but would I have done even better if I had studied more?  Probably, but I would have needed more hours and days in the week.  To put it into perspective, the test I had yesterday was over a 21 credit hour course.  Most of you (who have been in school recently) take 3-4 credit hour classes.  This class, HUBI (human biology) is 21 credit hours.  The amount of material we were tested over was overwhelming.  I don't think anyone fully 100% knew the information and well, that's why it's hard.   So, although I studied my little butt off for hours upon hours and I still turned in my test not feeling the best about it but what I do know is that I did the best that I possibly could and that is all that I can ask of myself.  This first quarter is the toughest and if I can make it through this, I'm golden.  I am still getting adjusted to everything too.  I'm still trying to figure out what best works for me.  That's the idea behind Q1...to find my balance.  Sure didn't think it would take this long to figure it out, but then again I have never been to medical school.

Besides school I try to have a little fun (although at a very minimum) and I am still keeping up with my training plan for running the half marathon.  I am starting to beg for donations to my race, so if you feel in the giving spirit (it is November anyways) then check out my page and donate to PCH and the kids to help find a cure for cancer.  Click here to donate to my page!!  Running is giving me that break I need from studying and school so I really am enjoying it!

Little Frank had surgery last week to remove bladder stones.  He is quite the trooper though and recovering quite nicely.  Go Frank!  Here is a picture of him all loopy and also one of me doing an experiment in the physio lab last week!

Till the next time...remember to give thanks!

Love, Erin

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