Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Count DOWN...

WOW......Feeling real good about the end of my first semester of medical school winding up....Life is good....

Had a few moving tasks to complete this morning before I could settle down and study...I'm feeling so much excitement right now, I can't focus....We are in our new apartment, as of today... It feels so good to have a nice bright large apartment.  It is very important to have comfortable surroundings...My mom always talks about how a room with positive energy allows you to sleep better....and to tell the truth you can see and feel the difference.  When you enter a space that is roomy, bright with a lot of windows and clean...It feels good...Well, that's how it is for us, NOW......As I look around our new surroundings, I feel the positive uplifting atmosphere......We are only a 3 minute walk from campus and the grocery store...I'm living in bliss...It's interesting how the small things can put a smile on our faces these days, like hot water, eggs, ground beef, fresh bread, etc...great experience for us....

So, we have about 13 days left in semester one.  Today was the last day of classes.  I haven't been class in months....I am what they call a mediasiter...I watch all lectures via internet.  I found that I get more done in a day than sitting in classes all day...Especially getting personal stuff done around the house, etc.  I just love modern technology.  Starting Thursday we have our Behavior Practical, then Friday a Histology Practical and our last Gross Anatomy Practical..YES...I will celebrate FOR REAL...Well, I've already started celebrating a victorious semester in my mind....Then a 7 day break until our comprehensive final exam....So, the next few days....it's nothing but eat, sleep, and study...then study some more...

Then we are on our way home....for three weeks...LIFE is GOOD....

This is just a small part of my history that Im sharing with you.  Yes, Im making history, my story.... I want you to realize and see that each step and each turn towards your goal is and can be adventurous and exciting or...just more stuff you have to do, blah, blah, blah...  I really don't see my life like that at all. I see my life filled with things that have to be done to live the kind of life I desire and am accustom to living. 

So, as you do you own count down to your SUCCESS...enjoy the ride...These are your good ol' days....live and in color.....Thank God for all the many opportunities that are opening up to you because you are one day closer to your goal...Living Your DREAM..

LIFE IS GOOD..
Now, go live your dream....

4 comments:

  1. Hello, I am currently a pre-med student and I am interested in either going to Ross or AUC, how is the housing process for Ross? I know at AUC you have to pay a fee in order for them to reserve you a dorm.

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  2. a40yearoldmedicalstudentNovember 30, 2011 at 5:01 AM

    Izzy D,
    Send me your contact information...I tried to contact you via your blog but couldn't....
    Below is a response to your latest blog: Not a perfect student...

    Thanks for following my blog: a40yearoldmedicalstudent.blogspot.com

    I wanted you to read this blog..and find your continued inspiration to don't give up on your dream...

    http://a40yearoldmedicalstudent.blogspot.com/2011/06/whats-pushing-you.html

    I pray that while you are on your journey you will come to see and develop and inner strength that no man can shake. Only you and GOD knows exactly what you are capable of achieving. Those on the outside or just that...outsiders with no vision of greatness...

    So, continue on your road to living your life as you see fit. You are on the verge of greatness...I can see...

    Now, go live your dream...
    Keep in touch..
    Many Blessings...

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  3. This blog was a total blast to read. I am starting in January and can't wait. Thanks for your info and insight into Ross and your journey, very helpful indeed. I am also a non traditional student with a son and can understand the hard work and determination it took to get to this point. Is there anyway you can describe the PACE program more. I was invited to it and did some research about it online. The things people said about it were not pleasant. Is it true PACE students aren't allowed to attend lecture and have to watch online videos instead. If you can break down for me the pros and cons I would greatly appreciate it. I just wannt to make sure I don't make a mistake. thanks for everything. good luck on your studies.

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  4. A40yearoldmedicalstudentDecember 11, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Rahma,
    Thanks for reading my blog...

    I totally loved PACE...it allowed me to watch all lectures from home (my choice) I have not gone to class in months (except for all mandatory attendance sessions)....Having access to lectures at home is great...especially at midnight when you want to review a lecture for clarity. I dont have to go up to the library or on campus like everyone else...

    In PaCE you have to attend 6 (2hrs) sessions throughout the semester ...You will miss class during these session times if they fall during normal class times...I think 5 out of the 6 fell within class times... That's not that big of deal. It's not mandatory that you miss ALL live classes just the ones that fall during Pace sessions...

    Pace helped me stay up on my study schedule and once I took the Pace quiz it help me focus on what I really needed to go over, again...It was fun...I was in a great group.

    Also, being able to miss class in the mornings was great...especially, rushing to get my son to school...was too hetic and then trying to make it to class by 8am, first semester classes are off campus down the street (there are shuttle buses available)....So, I loved not rushing in the mornings...Most of the semester...I made it to the library by 8am...the first hours I did administrative stuff..then lectures start posting for the day at 9am..So, I started watching then...

    No negatives for me...I totally needed access to lectures at home...because I could not study in library like most...with my son at home...So, it was totally worth it...

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