Sunday, January 12, 2014


I just finished the first week my Step 1 review course and it blew my mind at the amount of information that I was supposed to have retained...The scriptures says in Song of Solomon 2:15 that, "it's the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes,"  meaning that I must pay attention to the details and not let the small things destroy my dreams....I can do it!

I was really concerned about sitting in a class room 8 hrs a day and just going over just one subject. Last week we covered BioChemistry.  I thought it would bore me crazy.  But, I found that the information shared over those hours was much needed, and some what exciting....I can't believe I said that out loud...LOL...At the end of the day I was exhausted.  I did not have the energy to put in 5 more hours of study as suggested.

So, I have to re-think my game plan.  I'm hoping this coming week will be a better week.  I have to figure out a way to get more energy.  Studying here in US requires more time and preparation.  The difference in studying in US vs on Dominica is in Dominica I did not have to commute anywhere..I just rolled out of bed and walked a few steps to my desk and planted myself for the next 12hrs.  But, with taking this course, I have to get up at 6:30 am, get dress and drive 35 min or more to sit in class for 8 hrs, then the drive home is at least 45 the time I get home it's 6 pm and I'm exhausted.  I tried taking a short nap..but, after that I'm still not into my groove of studying...because, I'm thinking I need to get to sleep early so I can feel rested the next day...So, in actuality I'm only getting 2 hrs on average of review after class, if that much....

Where do I fit my gym time in here?  For the next few weeks we only get 1 day off....So, going 8 hrs a day for 6 days a week and then supposedly putting in 5 hrs after class....How do I do this?  I always say, if there is a will there is a way...I have to figure this out.....This is the time I earnestly seek the WISDOM of GOD...I know I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.  I will figure this out...I will come out on top....As the Carrie Underwood song says, "Jesus take the wheel," I need direction....


  1. Praying for you and trusting that He will show you "the Way":)

  2. You can do this! Keep going Miss Doctor. You have friends out here like me in support of you! In a quote from Nelson Mandela, "It always seems impossible until it's done" Since your time is short to go to the gym, can you get a piece of home exercise equipment like a stationary bike or something that you can use to get your cardio up? They are reasonably priced at Sears for example and do come with years of extended warranty and a very good maintenance contract that is not terribly expensive. This may be something that could work while you are completing the intense medical exam studies and then you could return going to the gym afterward when you have more time. Blessings.

  3. Hello, I enjoy reading your blog. Can I have your email, to ask you just one or two questions about your education process? Thank you.