Category Archives: Notebook Scraps

The Difference in Our Lives

Last year, around this same time, I created a post reflecting on the different experiences I’ve had in making friendships over the years. Given the end of one year and the start of another, it seems that I tend to look back upon my past experiences in the process of anticipating the new year. This year, I once again found myself doing the same, but found my thoughts fixated more on the lives of some of the people I know, … Continue reading

Back to Pavilion

Last I wrote, I was wrapping up my adventures in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and was fixing to move to Houston for nursing school. Having grown up there, the Houston area is my home. At the end of July, I finally returned to reclaim my bedroom that otherwise sat empty outside of the holiday season. It had been roughly six years since the time I left for UTD and it felt a little strange to me that I … Continue reading

The Most Sacred, Forbidden Vault

Now that things have started to realign for my health education, I find myself internally cataloging some of the more defining experiences I had in medical school. Since nursing school (or even physician assistant school for that matter) is not as detailed as medical school, I will be fortunate enough to carry with me a bit of a deeper insight to the training I will receive. One such insight includes my time in Anatomy Lab, a course that is often … Continue reading

Recommissioned: Six Months Later

One way or another, I tend to keep myself busy these days. Even though I am currently not formally attending class as a full-time student, I still seem to average about one post a month. I hope that I can start posting more frequently at some point; a number of drafts are being actively worked on, but I can get a little particular about their finer details. At any rate, this post once again serves as an update about my … Continue reading

You Cannot Imagine What Awaits You

During my Senior Year in high school, my English teacher gave our class an assignment to write a letter to ourselves to be received four years into the future. It was a tradition for her; four years after high school graduation, she would faithfully place our self-addressed letters in the mail so that we would be able to look back on our past selves. Truth be told, I sort of waved the assignment off initially. The letter would not be … Continue reading

Secure in Our Travels Together

Near the start of my second semester at medical school, I began writing a post discussing the way I regarded some of my friends, namely some who I had the opportunity to bond with throughout my time at undergrad. Amidst the trials associated with medical school and the new friends I had made there, I still persisted in thinking about my college friends from time — a testament to the impact of these ties on my life. After leaving medical … Continue reading

Refit: Three Months Later

Two more months have passed since the last time I posted regarding the aftermath of my departure from medical school. I apologize if these update posts are not very engaging to read, but I also find it important for myself to document this progression. As I mentioned before, I try to keep my bearings so that I do not fall into the rut where I completely lose track of the all the time spent in this situation. For this reason, … Continue reading

Disparate Strides

Aside from my current situation, life has been moving along. As I wait for things to pick back up, I find myself following a rudimentary schedule within my apartment complex consisting of personal projects and occasional diversions to the mall, along with its surrounding shops across the street. The routine itself is not particularly productive, but it helps me keep my sanity and social bearings; I actively try to avoid the tailspin that people in situations similar to my own … Continue reading

Repairs: One Month Later

It has only been a mere thirty-one days since the post announcing the cataclysmic shift in my aspirations, yet my time in medical school feels far in the distant past. I suppose I can owe it to the stark contrast between my lifestyle then and my now stagnant circumstances, but regaining my free time also puts into perspective just how much time one is given to either use or squander. Recently, I was forced to flip from one of these … Continue reading

Stagnation and Resumption

So the year 2013 draws to an end– a year I knew would be full of many changes. As I now finish my first semester of medical school, it is hard to believe that this was the same year that I graduated from my undergraduate college, went on vacation across Orlando with my family, and started medical school in a new city. College has truly been the best thing to happen to me, with the past four years being packed … Continue reading

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