Exploring Life

Lessons from Blogging in 2018

It's been a crazy year for the blog. I went self hosted in a motivational attempt to push on with writing and have moved on from studying a degree in a relatively unhappy mental state to studying my dream medical degree. I’ve learnt a lot about myself; I’ve also learnt a lot about how to… Continue reading Lessons from Blogging in 2018

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Why I have begun Journalling

I have begun journalling recently after reading multiple pieces of research into the positive effects it can have on both your wellbeing and your learning. After struggling mentally with the last term of medical school and struggling to find the right people to talk to, I’ve decided to invest in some cheap therapy… journalling.  A… Continue reading Why I have begun Journalling

Medical School

Med School Diaries | Made it to Christmas!

The medical school and its pupils are decked in Christmas attire. There are trees, jumpers and reindeer headbands and the atmosphere has been mixed between exhaustion and excitement about the soon to be festive season… and now its here!  The Christmas Holidays! It’s hard to believe that I have completed 40% of year 1 at… Continue reading Med School Diaries | Made it to Christmas!

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Christmas Traditions | How to make the day special

The Christmas traditions are what people often most love about Christmas. As you get older and start moving out to Uni and your own adult lives, you begin to develop your own Christmas traditions whilst still retaining your own family traditions when you go home for the big day itself. Whilst this is my first… Continue reading Christmas Traditions | How to make the day special

Medical School

Med School Diaries | In sickness and In health

It’s been another busy week of med school. It seems like they are intent on cramming as much into the final few weeks of term as possible. Last week was a packed week of community placements and hospital inductions which when combined with being massively unwell was not a week I’ve enjoyed. My community placement… Continue reading Med School Diaries | In sickness and In health

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Med School Diaries | Community placement and it’s good to go home

Another week down and I am entering the final countdown to Christmas. It’s amazing how your body can tell there is a break coming up and how it seems to start failing and begging for a rest. I am suffering currently from a massive cold, I can only blame myself as it is most likely… Continue reading Med School Diaries | Community placement and it’s good to go home

Exploring Life, Reviews

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate | Fargo Village Chocolate Festival

There is no secret or cheat to getting through medical school unscathed, its simply about finding coping mechanisms and temporarily solutions to the problem. Alas, recently my solution to my problem has been scheduling small non-medical related things to do, and if I can get out of the house even better. So, when I found… Continue reading Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate | Fargo Village Chocolate Festival

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Med School Diaries: Block 2, Week 2

I can't believe we are only a month away from the Christmas break! Time is flying and with another week of lecture heavy content having just gone it is hard to find the time to get any revision done. This week has been a busy one, yet i am fortunate enough to have been extremely… Continue reading Med School Diaries: Block 2, Week 2

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Med School Diaries: Block 2, Week 1

I can’t believe the first week of block two has finished, it has honestly flown by. The amount of information thrown at you in the first week is intense; you feel overwhelmed and any confidence you have often disappears during this week and you spend the next four years to claw it back. I had… Continue reading Med School Diaries: Block 2, Week 1