Medicine is an expensive endeavour, when you are a graduate medic the finances get harder. You get less finance support from student finance and you are expected to part fund your first year’s tuition fees. (twice if you are a medical student). It becomes inevitable that you have to work to support your studies. Recently … Continue reading Working as a Graduate Medical Student
Coming back over Christmas has been a whirlwind of change, but it has certainly all been for the better. I’ve moved (again!) into new accommodation, this time I’m living on campus as a resident tutor, which means I volunteer to support the students in campus accommodation in return for reduced rent accommodation. I couldn’t be … Continue reading Med School Diaries | Back to the Brain.
Life moves quickly Writing my New Years Eve post, something i’ve done since I started Abigailgrows over 3 years ago has really made that statement real. It feels like yesterday since I wrote my last new years eve post and so much has changed… but so little of what I wanted to do has been … Continue reading Some thoughts on 2019, 2020 and beyond…
Take a moment. Step back from the social perceptions of Christmas and the pressure to buy excessive amounts of Christmas related products. Think about the last five christmases you’ve spent with family and friends. What are your fondest memories? I have strong, fond memories about Christmas; but non of them revolve about the things I … Continue reading Christmas as a Minimalist
November has been a pretty stressful time. Not only have a been pushing really hard to make this year of medical school successful. I’ve been mucked about by student financing issues and working every other hour of the day to ensure I can be a medical school. It’s been a shame, because I was really … Continue reading Determined in December
The last two weeks have been hard, and until today I didn’t really know why. Yes, there were alot of things going on that were stressing me out. But it was nothing worse then things I’ve experienced before, so I couldn’t understand why it was affecting me so badly this time. Then I realised; I … Continue reading A letter to myself,
Resitting first year is a strange experience. There's something so refreshing about the experience because I have really grown from it but at the same time it’s been a really mentally trying time. I wanted to start of my new blogging schedule after my blog down time by giving people an incite into how reciting your year can be both easier and harder all at the same time...
I’ve never been someone who stayed in short term accommodation. I’m a planner, I like to know what I am doing and plan accordingly. So when I found out I was coming to back to medical school I was rushed to find accommodation. The plan was to book an AirBnB and live in it for … Continue reading AirBnB and Minimalism
The last ten weeks have been some of the hardest of my life; Mentally, physically and socially. But I’ve come out of the stronger and ultimately happier… though maybe worse of financially! For those of you who don’t know I failed my end of year exams. It sucked massively. I put my head down and … Continue reading The Hardest 10 Weeks of my life
Spoiler, It wasn’t doing it for me. I’ve been surrounded by alcohol for a good quantity of my life. My parents ran a cafe that became an event space in the evenings, there were many a night that I was up into the early hours surrounded by people mis-using alcohol; enough drama caused by it … Continue reading Why I decided to stop drinking alcohol