What Do I Do for Fun?

I remember a year ago, I was concerned about many things. Some of which I still am, and some of which just seem silly now. One question I had before starting school was whether I would actually find myself with time to do things not related to school. I wondered this because I am a person with many interests. A wannabe renaissance man if you will, because I am not good at many of my interests.

This worry stems from all the people you hear about from various forums and sources that describe as school being hard and not finding a lot of time to do things. I’m going to be a 100% honest, that is a load of poo. Yes, I still say poo, because I find the word funny. I know. I know. I’m five. I guess people who have tougher experiences will be more vocal about it, but I have seen with myself and many of my colleagues that time can be made.

I say all this because like I said with my previous post, I wanna talk more than just medicine or science. While I still plan to talk about the two, I would also like to express my excitement for various activities I partake that are not related to academics or clinical. All in all, I guess this is a continuation of my last post. Basically, I’m realizing that it would be fun and encouraging to also write about other aspects of my life that I enjoy. 

For example, I enjoy weightlifting and music. Interestingly, I don’t consider myself good at either of those haha. However, I do think I’m going to start posting content on those two things and more because it would provide a nice break from all the learning. That’s basically what I wanted to say. I know what a roundabout way of saying that. I guess I went a bit wordy but can you blame me? It is a blog after all, haha.

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What now? Me getting Organized.

Classes are back in session. The best part of second semester first year is no more anatomy labs. While some people enjoy them, I am not the hugest fan for multiple of reasons. But that’s for another time. I will say I am a bit sad to return to the grind after relaxing and experiencing fun things on break, but I am trying to stay positive. Afterall, we study hard so that we help people. Also side note, the importance in me saying to “help people” instead of “saving lives”.

Anyway, with this semester, I want to become more organized around my studies and this blog as well. I guess I never really knew this, but I’m the type of learner that likes to jump around and learning whatever interests me at the time. I used to think I just wanted all the knowledge, and I do. But if I am honest with myself, then I do jump topic to topic a lot. Therefore, some structure would do me some good.

For this blog in particular, I am thinking about posting stuff I have learned for that day, week, or something just as kind of a review tool for me to make sure I stayed within the topics I needed to. Again this platform was mainly for me to just say my thoughts, hence this blogging style format. I just hope people have enjoyed my content so far, and it seems several have which I am very thankful for. Anyway that’s all I have so far, thanks for reading!

Logging off,

J

 

P.S. please feel free to leave any comments or questions on any posts.

Thoughts during break

So for break, I have been traveling around, exploring. Upon this, I realized something about myself. I used to want to live in the suburbs or in a small town. I like the quiet and peace that comes with it. However, I started fancying the idea of a bigger city. I think it’s because of the energy I feel every time I just walk passed down the walls of the buildings. Everyone has something they are up to, and you just become lost in the sea of ideas and actions. There is life in it. It’s exciting. It’s adventurous, and I like adventure.

Drama in Medical School

It is almost Thanksgiving which means it is also the winter holidays. Therefore, it is almost the end of first semester of my medical journey. Today, I’ve been thinking of all the things that took place already. One thing that caught me by surprise in medical school was all the drama. Not to say drama is bad. In fact, life is made interesting because of it.

In a way, I am thankful for the drama as well as saddened by it. I feel bad for anyone else who had a hard time with other things going on in their lives. The small glittery thankfulness comes from the reminder it gives. While I can’t speak for everyone, obviously. The drama in my life helped put some things in perspective and helped me remind myself that life is not just studying. Now I am not saying, medical students shouldn’t study hard. On the contrary, we should always be learning. However, we should not get bogged down on things we didn’t know, but instead get bogged down on things that can be learned, not just in medicine but in all aspects of life. Sounds cliché AF, I know. I know.