Welcome to my new blog. I decided to create this blog after a girl talk with one of my very good friends, Agatha who has a blog of her own +Ironyofashi. Well, I had created a blog in 2008 (I believe) that I abandoned after I had different interests in life. I got into pharmacy school, and as one would expect, I devoted the majority of my time to school work.
Well, the reason being that I got a very rude awakening in my P1 year when I got a D on my first Pharm Calc exam. Let’s back up a little bit, in high school I graduated as one of the top students in my class. In college, I maintained the same first class grade by studying a little (sometimes I claimed I was studying but spent most of my time shopping online – Living in a small town in Wyoming doesn’t provide anyone the luxury of big cities, in fact, there isn’t a shopping mall in Laramie!) In fact, I thought pharmacy school would be a piece of cake.
|PHOTO COURTESY OF CHLOE JONES|
After that D, my life was never the same again. Thoughts ran through my head. “My parents will kill me!,” I said to myself. I ran to the small apartment I shared with my twin sister and cried. After crying, I took a nap, woke up and said to myself that this will never repeat itself again. Blogging went to the dumpster, shopping slowed down, making up before classes were gone. Now it was me and my books! Long story short, I’ve kept to my words and was super elated when I was informed that I was one of the 9 students who were selected to join Rho Chi Honor Society are you kidding me, an invitation to join the invitation-only group for top professional pharmacy students? I guess my hard work paid off.
This did not come easy and wasn’t by my own doing either. Most days, my weekday starts at 5am. By 6/6:30am, I’m already at school studying. I study till classes start, after classes, go to work ( I have 2 jobs), after work, back to the library till about 9:30/10pm then home to bed. I barely saw my twinnie (as I called my soeur jumelle). She worked a late night job so I was already in bed when she got home, and out when she woke up. My circle of friends literally called me ‘library baby’ and my twinnie wondered if she still had a twin sister. It was a
culture academic shock for her to see me go through a 360 change.
I try to create some time for fun. I still enjoy shopping….online (but I placed myself on a monthly budget), travelling (would be heading to Cancun in 7 days), cooking (I do the cooking since ma soeur jumelle hates it), dancing (I’m not the best dancer) and ……that’s all I can think of right now.
|Trip to Hawaii|
Now that I only have a semester of on-campus classes left before heading on to pharmacy rotations, I have come to the realization that blogging will be my little way of sharing my personal life (not too personal though!) with friends and those who wonder about graduate programs (medicine, law, pharmacy, etc).
This was a rather long post, I promise to keep it short next time!!