Thursday, May 22, 2008

Part Deux


I'm done.

Not with finals, and I know that I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm done. I'm done attending obnoxious small groups for the year, I'm done listening to terrible lecturers for the year, I'm done going to school for the year. And it is awesome.

Now, I should think that knowing I have a very difficult weekend (week really) ahead of me, I wouldn't be ready to celebrate just yet. But I would be thinking wrong. Being in school this long has made me approach things in a very goal oriented manner. And I've decided that this is not the best path to mental health. Bear with me for a moment of psychology brough to you by LG. Being so goal oriented has made me a very focused person, it's true, but has it made me a happy person? Sometimes. And sometimes isn't good enough. When all you do is focus on goals, it gets really easy to focus on what's coming up in the future, and really easy to forget about all the great stuff that's happening right now. Even the little stuff is great, really, but it gets swept under the rug when you have something big and huge looming in the distance. So, starting today, I'm making a concerted effort to focus on the good that happens every day, without forgetting about those big things that stand looming. And today, that means relaxing and enjoying the fact that even though I have more to come, today is a milestone in and of itself.

So, being the enormous nerd that I am, my small group and I are meeting for a "fluid and electrolyte conference" at a bar this afternoon. Clever, eh, studying the kidneys and all...


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

If you ever need a tutor, I happen to be an expert in fluids...

medicine girl said...

Here's to:

1) Finding joy each day

2) Living in the moment even as we prepare for the future

2) Being done w/bad lecture

Does your renal exam include path? Do you think Goljan's audio might help? Not sure if it would be so high yield for 1st year material if you don't cover path 'til next year (tho' he really does integrate lots of concepts). Hearing his explanations helped me to solidify & integrate concepts during my modules. I think his main renal coverage is 1.5 - 2 hrs, so let me know if you want me to send/post!

(Can always send this & more later if you don't have it and want it for next year!)