Somehow, I am still feeding myself.
Green tea layered crepe cake
Gluten-free hazelnut cake
Red bean dumplings! Nom
Hard to think that I am already 3/4 done with my M1 year.
I don't know if I will look back on M1 year fondly, ever.
My grandmother passed away, a good friend passed away after a traffic accident, and my mom had to undergo surgery to remove a suspicious mass (she's fine now) after going back and forth with the stupid insurance company.
It was hard to stay sane through all that, and still do the things I needed to do.
And then, to top it all off, when my stress levels before a test reaches an all-time high, I picked fights with the boyfriend and then I felt like a terrible, terrible person.
With time, I think the bitterness will fade. After talking to a few practicing physicians, I have realized that some of them also hated M1 year for various reasons. I just hope that the rest of the school year is uneventful.
Though I have to say, I love anatomy dissections. The GI part was pretty gross, but I like anatomy.
I'm also one of the few people that enjoy embryology and wish we had more of it.
I've decided to eschew attending lectures and workshops. Maybe I picked the wrong study buddies. As important as it may be to be able to discuss concepts, I just cannot stand studying with other people. I'm also more relaxed sitting at home, wearing my PJs all day every day. Maybe it's because I can't stand neurotic med students, or maybe I'm neurotic myself and making myself uncomfortable. I also save money, because not being on campus means I'm not tempted to buy coffee.
So, how is life on your end?