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Family, Health, Life, School

On the next several months

12.31.10 | Comment?

First, a look back: the holidays were an adventure. We finished up our semesters fairly happy with our grades – Joel did very, very well. I did… well enough. My sister flew in, and after a few Houston shenanigans (read: sitting around), we hit up Garland for more family time and Holiday in the Park at Six Flags. Christmas Eve we headed to Frisco for more family time, then back to Garland, followed by Christmas Day in the emergency room. Joel is now free of his gallbladder. Otherwise a good time was had by all. He handled the surgery well and recovered quickly, and once he was ready for the long car ride, we returned home, anxiously awaited the announcement that my sister had arrived safely in the blizzarding NYC, and got back into our routine. Which brings me to New Year’s Eve. We’re doing a low key family night, and I was just scouring blackboard for syllabi to read, if that’s any indication of what I meant by low key. There’s a whole ONE syllabus, which I’ll begin reading tonight.

The last couple of days I’ve been a little irritable, mostly thinking about how hard the next six months will be. But now it’s more excitement as I nerdily read the topics we’ll cover this semester. Plus – GET THIS – it’s my last semester of traditional classroom learning. Glee. In July I’ll start doing what I came here to do. THAT’s exciting.

Now until then, I will be working diligently. Fervently. Choose your adverb. For I am in hot pursuit of a STEP 1* score to balance my mediocre grades (in addition, of course, to maintaining and improving said mediocre grades). So. It will be med student business as usual (meaning I belong to my studies and Zoe, attempting to maintain sanity with acceptable down time and leisure activities) until May. In May I begin living in a cave with test prep materials and sustenance until I have taken my test (a TBA date in early to mid June). Please understand if I appear to have dropped off the face of the Earth or decline participation in significant events during this time. I mean no disrespect. All the love in the world to my family and friends who are supporting me through this journey.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy start to 2011!

*For anyone unfamiliar with the STEP 1, here’s some basic information. It’s… kind of a big deal to me.

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