Hello Folks! My apologies for my long absence. I blame life! And, the sobering fact that I can no longer multitask like I used to. Does anyone else feel the same struggle?
So let’s quickly bring y’all up to speed. Here’s what happened in the last 1.5yrs:
1.) Final year of med school: Rocky vs. The Russian
2.) Graduation Day- June 28, 2015
3.) Studied ….
and Completed Medical Board Licensing Exams
4.) Painfully confronted by the reality of being a new grad AGAIN:
5.) Paying bills without the help of loans and grants….the struggle is REAL:
Test begins and several questions in:
Turning point during test:
Did I mention I have to have my whole apartment packed and moved in 36hrs?
Wine and packing…haha, that can’t be a good combination!
Great job to all the peeps who suffered through boards today! Go have celebratory drinks for me and enjoy the rest of your Summer!!
I find myself fluctuating between feeling indifferent to having full-on murderous anger. I’m happy to soon get boards over with, but I’m dreading the action of getting it done. A part of me wants to be left alone this weekend to process my feelings and do my final study reviews. However, there is also a part of me that says “F**k this test! I’m not reading or doing another damn thing and it’s time to get mutha-truckin TURNT UP!”
Alas, I abandon my wild impulses and quietly return to studying; meanwhile, I have occasional thoughts of eating a salty gluten-filled soft jumbo pretzel since I’m now on day 26 without eating sugar or gluten. Hmm, perhaps that’s partially why I want to murder someone too!
Thanks dudes but sometimes too many tips and advice are NOT helpful and forces me to say…
And now here’s my own advice that I’m following to prepare for boards: Ignore everyone and just do YOU!
At the end of the day, you know yourself best and what works well. It’s easy to allow everybody else’s panic, anxiety, thoughts and advice to overwhelm you because I almost started to let it affect me too.
Now when a friend asks me if I want his/her advice or recommendations about boards I simply say: “No thank you!” 🙂
Son-of-a-biscuit eater!!I thought I finally kicked my addiction to coffee and caffeine, but alas that damn monkey on my back is being a tougher pusher-man than before.
Despite already being burnt out prior to this point, the combination of taking research classes, doing a clinic shift, studying for boards, apartment hunting, and just trying to take care of myself (as well as others) has more than taken its toll. And the screwed up part of this is it’s the Summer! This is what happens when you aim to complete two degrees and an additional certificate program in 4 years!
Am I crazy? You bet!
Do I like the challenge and torturing myself this way? I imagine probably so on a subconscious level 😉
What’s the next step? For you to quit sitting here and reading this and go find me a damn coffee IV! 🙂
Haha, sorry for that last comment…that was the “monkey on my back” talking. You guys know I loovvveee you!
However, this is what it really is
Before getting sick, my days already felt like I’ve hit rock bottom…
MSOM/Chinese med students:
In general, the Chinese medicine students are just a happy, sweet, calm and relaxed bunch! Even when they are stressed they are still smiling, happy, chatting and drinking tea!
While ND students think: “Tea?!! Who has time to sip tea?! Give me the largest effin coffee you got so I can crank out hours of cramming! You want to chat? Let’s chat about the pathophysiology of XYZ and what could be possible test questions.”
My impression of ND Students: Always stressing, rushing, panicking, bitching, moaning, cranky, and usually depressed. Sigh…sometimes I wonder why did I pick the “dark side”, haha. Maybe secretly…I kinda like it 😉
Especially by the time we get to finals in Spring quarter
And in the words of one of my besties: “I’ve ran all out of f**ks to give!” True story!