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…
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,
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?
I had a great time celebrating my 22nd birthday yesterday. Took my study day as a cheeky opportunity to head home for the day to celebrate with the family. I am really glad I did as I had a lovely relaxed day with the family, especially since its half term so my sister’s are home. … Continue reading Celebrating 22: Time with Family and Dinner outdoors
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
It’s hard to believe that I am a fifth of the way though my first year of medical school. The amount of work and effort in order to stay afloat has been a real shock, but the motivation to succeed is the real reason we get through it. The week itself has been fairly reduced … Continue reading Med School Diaries | 1 Block down, 4 to go…
Week five has been so busy. It’s been the countdown to the end of the block, and the exam that follows it, and a week full of different experiences to the lecture theatres I have been in for days on end. When you add in the dog that came to visit, its been an intense … Continue reading Med School Diaries: Five weeks in…
The last week of med school was hard, and not in the way i expected it to be. I was expecting the week to be a busy mess of balancing uni lectures with finally getting grip on the block 1 revision. Unfortunately, last week turned into a mess of emotions and the realisation that i … Continue reading Med School Week 4: Sometimes you just need a cuddle.