Almost 3 weeks into med school! I stumbled upon this picture whilst procrastinating studying for my test and thought it was so relatable. Obviously grades are important to me as is having a social life/getting to know people. After all these folks are gonna be my future COMpanions (hehe med school jokes). I would also LOVE to get some sleep, but I haven’t gotten that since sophomore year of college (glad to see that some things don’t change).
Ideally, I would like to have it all (wouldn’t we all?). I love eating, hanging out with friends, being involved, and learning but there simply aren’t enough hours in a day. This is something that I have come to terms with but still struggle to accept.
After a lengthy discussion with my parents, I was reminded that this “lifestyle” of waking up early, going to class, studying until midnight, and repeating will be over soon enough. This made me think, “Yeah, this will be over soon enough. In about 2 years, I’ll be in a hospital going on rotations”. Dwelling on that, the time that I have here at school is limited and something I can’t get back. I am even more determined (and probably delusional) to make the most of that time and continue pursuing the things that I love to do. If I care about it, I’ll make the time for it. Of course, this is where my time management abilities will be put to the test. There are going to be weeks (like this one) where I won’t be able to do the things that I want. But I also know there will be weeks where skipping out on the reading won’t be the end of the world.
“There’s no such thing as being too busy. If you really want something, you’ll make time for it.”
The transition from college to med school has definitely been a struggle and I’m still adjusting to everything but overall it’s been great so far. I’ve met some pretty rocking people and I’ve learned a ton already. Now back to studying pathology and immunology. First Progress Test in 1 week!