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
My biggest flaw with getting down to work is finding a clear space to get down to the hard stuff. Blogging, studying and even getting creative require a small amount of compartmentalisation. You have to be able to put your worries or family drama into a box and not worry about them until you have … Continue reading Clear space, clear mind, clear success
Now that exams are over I've been using my free time to work my way through recipe ideas and Pinterest posts I've pinned over the last few months. The list is long and only ever increases and so I have been slowly working my way through the list and deciding what to bake first. This … Continue reading Baking my way through my Pinterest bucket list | Jammie Dodger Blondie
This is a post of two parts. It’s hard to imagine that 9 months ago we were in our first week of medical school. Having pledged our lives to be doctors and making one of the hardest decisions of our lives. Now (whilst writing this) I am getting dressed to celebrate the end of our … Continue reading Medical School and Me: Then and Now
Having taken an impromptu trip home for the weekend I decided I really should let everyone know what is going on in both my life and with the blog. Over the last few weeks I have been focused purely on revision and medical school. I have had to; there has been no other space in … Continue reading Life Update: Where am I? What is going on?
Its been two weeks since my last post about medical school or otherwise. There is a few reasons behind that, though I think a lot of it was about having to process the emotions I have been feeling over the last two weeks. It took me a while to describe what I am feeling and … Continue reading MedSchoolDiaries: Defining Medical School in One Word
Welcome back to Med School and the first week of block 5! After spending our four-week easter break revision pretty hard, except for my missing week that I don’t talk about. It is nice yet stressful to be back in the lecture halls and learning some new stuff. Despite being back in the lecture theatre, … Continue reading Beginning of the End (of year 1)