Tag Archives: frustration

two>>one

September’s over and Blacktober’s well underway. I feel confident that I can now say – the second year of medical school is so much better than the first year in so many ways. The classes aren’t any easier, but they … Continue reading

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emotional. rollercoaster.

the battle is over. goliath lies motionless. david stands victorious. The last 48 hours have been some of the most emotional hours of my life. Neuroanatomy has been the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to deal with. The material … Continue reading

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on neuro, boats and the river of doubt

This is the final push. In less than 24 hours, this neuro battle will be over. For better or worse… And I just don’t care. I mean… I’m past the point of caring. I’ve put so much into this one … Continue reading

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stress is good, kinda.

upside-down U of destiny. Today in neuroanatomy, we talked briefly about stress. You need a little stress to do well. I get it. We do well working toward a deadline. In college, I got to this awful point where I … Continue reading

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random acts of nice.

I hate this day. I hate tomorrow. I want to crawl into a dark place. But I won’t. As much as I am struggling, and as much as I want to throw in the towel some times… There are incredible … Continue reading

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battle

Sometimes medical school feels like a battle. Survival of the fittest. Survival of the medicated. Survival of the most caffeinated. Today, I am not winning. I don’t want to fail. I don’t want to settle. I’m so close. So, so … Continue reading

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just like them

The past few weeks have been… how do I say this delicately… ____ rough. **insert any expletive that makes you feel good… yell it at the top of your lungs. thanks. It’s ok. I’m in medical school. It’s hard. I … Continue reading

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out of control

  I have no control of the world outside of myself. That’s a harsh reality… and one that I was painfully reminded of this afternoon… via email. When I was a kid, I had illusions of grandeur. I imagined that … Continue reading

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spring, come soon.

Last week, a rodent somewhere in Pennsylvania promised that spring was on its way. I’m waiting. Patiently. Coldly. With great anticipation. I need you to save me, spring. Did you know that a groundhog and a woodchuck are the same creature? … Continue reading

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up and over it

Yesterday was beautiful. 76 in January. Unbelievable. But yesterday was  a little frustrating. Ok… it was really frustrating. Really, really… Yesterday, I was reminded that I’m a girl. It’s true. I have two X chromosomes. For reals. But just because … Continue reading

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