Category Archives: School Life

Two Weeks In

Over the past couple weeks, I have had a whirlwind of experiences – both familiar and new – as I have started my job as a critical care nurse in the Texas Medical Center (TMC). In fact, it is a little difficult for me to believe that two whole weeks have even passed since, as one can imagine, the process of orienting new nurses to the workplace is a gradual affair. This even more so is the case for newly … Continue reading

Road Trip — Off to San Antonio!

It has been a little while! When I last wrote about nursing school, I was almost finished with the third semester in my four-semester program. Unfortunately, that term did not end well and I was suddenly faced with taking an extra semester before being allowed to proceed. As a result, this past (fall) semester was not only very busy, but also a very difficult time for me. I am thankful to say however that I will be entering my final … Continue reading

Silenced Dream

As I push onward within my accelerated nursing program, I find myself busy most of the time between the various didactic and clinical courses they require us to take each semester. Nevertheless, despite the speed of the program, the curriculum still does a good job in ensuring that we get a taste of all the different aspects/specialties of nursing. Having completed my second semester and thus reaching the halfway point of my program, I cannot help but reflect on some … Continue reading

Class Rep

I started writing this post pretty soon after nursing school began in August. I never found the time to finish, and now the very same semester is at an end with only three weeks remaining before the winter holiday. In a way, I am glad that I didn’t put this post out at the beginning of the semester, as so many things have happened since then. I can hardly believe the months flew by as quickly as they did — … Continue reading

Self Destruction

At this point, roughly six months have passed since the last time I posted about medical school… for a number of reasons that will hopefully come to light over the course of this entry. Six months– it is a time span that feels trivial while caught in the rigors of schoolwork, yet proves to be enough time to turn one’s life hard to starboard and send them completely off course. While it is one thing to be knocked into an … Continue reading

A Different Sort of Spring Break

Since medical school is so time consuming, even the shortest holidays make it feel as if one hasn’t been at school for a while. As a result, despite the fact that we have fewer days off, their durations always feel enough; this Spring Break was no different. Now, even though I say “no different”, this break was unique in the way that it was the same length (and was at the same time) as the Spring Break the undergraduate students … Continue reading

One Week at a Time

It has been a while since I got adjusted to school life in medical school. Initially, I felt a little displaced at my new campus until I realized that I was the same school setting I had attended over the years, but in a completely different environment (both physically and socially). If my overall school experience up to this point can be symbolized by the mood present in the game Persona 4, I would assert that the mood in medical … Continue reading

Realized Gratefulness

 SMILE, as remixed in the Persona 4 -Reincarnation- album. The song that often plays when deepening Social Links I sit here beginning to type this post roughly five and a half hours after Thanksgiving Day has officially ended in the United States– an oddly apt delay considering the content of this post. I suppose that’s also my personality under normal circumstances. I quietly reflect and pick apart my feelings, exposing underlying feelings that give me a better understanding about the … Continue reading