Monday, April 18, 2011

Summer is here

Only two weeks left of this semester and I am praying I do well on my finals!
Unfortunately, I'll be taking summer classes. I'm getting a lot of my labs out of the way. I get a week off before so I'm really looking forward to just being at home and not stressing out about anything being due. Starting next month, I will be studying hard core for the MCAT because I take it in August.

Everything is happening so quickly, it's a little scary.

Summer term ends August 5 and on August 6th I'll be going to St.Kitts with my brother to visit my sister and I am SO EXCITED! I haven't been back home since 2007 and David, my brother, hasn't been back since we left (2001). He doesn't remember much so he is excited as well.

I'm so frustrated with my hair right now, I'm going to by a flat iron soon, I'm not sure which to get though. Any recommendations?


xoxo

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

:)

Today was hectic. Apt tour, physics quiz, studying for orgo midterm, & a closing shift at work.

Lately I've been reflecting a lot on my life and I have to say I'm really happy and proud of what I have accomplished and what I continue to strive for.

However, I've been so stressed lately. To the point where everyday I get less and less motivated to do anything. I'm really looking forward to this spring break. I'm going to just relax and take that time to allow my body to REST.

I'll be working a few days out of the week though which is fine with me; a little extra money is always a plus.

I spoke to my sister today I was so happy. She's one of the few people who can make me truly laugh :) I miss her so much already. Hopefully I get to see her this summer.

OH! @ work today, I saw Mike Pouncey :D (former gator football player) I was so pumped after that. He's way cuter in person ;)

MAJOR headache- going to get some rest. Another crazy day tomorrow !

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The jounnrey begins...

Lately, I've been fighting the urge to straighten my hair because I feel like I do it too often. Now that I'm away at school it's hard to wake up and put a lot of time into my hair because 1. I don't have my own bathroom and 2. I don't have the patience. I've even consider relaxing (texturizing) my hair so it would be easier to just wake up and go. But, that's just not me. I love my hair to much to put it through that again. My sister and I have always talked about locking our hair, but never followed through with it. I think this time I will. I've been doing a lot of research online, watching a lot of videos, reading tons of blogs and I think this may work for me. Knowing I can take it down if I don't like it is comforting so I have decided to give it a try.
I two-stand twisted my hair on Friday with the Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Gel. I think the twists may be a little too big so this Friday when I go home for the weekend, I will ask my mom to make them a little smaller. When I get my hands on my camera I will show pictures of both as well.

xoxo

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heaven sent


I love Chipotle!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Feelin' Good

Hi everyone!

I have be doing a lot of research these past few weeks on Medical Schools and finalized my top 10 that I will consider. No sooner than I did that, I spoke with the doctor I'm assisting with research at the hospital and he told me about the Medical School he went to. He went to St. George's University in Grenada. Being from the Caribbean and all, you would think that a school close to home would have made the top 10, but it didn't even cross my mind. To be honest, I've been a little skeptical about Caribbean School just because of the stereotype placed on them here in the US.
He told me great things about the school and told me he enjoyed the experience.
I couldn't wait to get home to do my own research.
To my surprise, this school has "MEEKAH" all over it. It's on a beautiful small island; the campus is breath taking.

I've even had dreams about attending this school!

My biggest concern would be my limitations. I don't want to be limited to where or what I can practice. I've read a few forums that say SGUSOM is recognized in the US, but I just want to be sure.

Words cannot describe how excited I am right now :)

I take the MCAT in April, so I will get all of my LOR and paperwork in before the year ends to be considered for August 2012. I'm just a tad bit early ;) Oh well !

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Once Again

Happy New Year! I'm back in Gainesville and so glad about that. I love home, but after a while you start remember why you wanted to leave so badly. Even though I worked most of my break, I enjoyed it. It gave me just enough lead time to prepare for this semester. I am so focused and so ready. I've adjusted to UF; the environment, the expectations, the way of life as Gator. It's tough being here. It's a struggle financially and academically. But I guess that's the life of a Pre-Med student anywhere.
I remember during my orientation, I made a friend and we decided to register for classes together. We had the same schedule. Organic 1, Physics 1, Physics Lab, Introduction to Medicine, and I had Economics I think he chose a Dietetics class.
*Not to toot my own horn, but the Microbiology program at UF only accepts a certain amount of transfer students. There were maybe 9 students (including myself) who were accepted into the program.
Now, once classes started, this guy used to text me and call me every day regarding homework and quizzes and after about a month, he stopped. He stopped coming to lectures and labs as well. I didn't know what was going on so I texted him to see if he was okay.
He informed me that he was okay, he just dropped all of his classes and dropped out of the university and enrolled at UCF, a "less rigorous school closer to home".
I was speechless for a good 2mins. I didn't know how to respond to him or that remark.
Now, UCF is a very good university. I was relieved I didn't have to deal with him complaining about the course work, but I thought to myself how this 21 year old guy thought he was going to succeed in medical school if he is trying to take an easy way out.

The one think I have to admire about myself is the fact that I'm realistic and want the best of the best for not only myself, but those around me.
When things get hard, I test myself on how well I can handle that situation/environment. I push myself and make it through by doing the best I can. I have never dropped a course in my 3 years of college. Not once.

I'm getting off topic, but I just wanted to make it clear to those like my ex-classmate that, there is no easy way to becoming a doctor. Taking easy professors, at an easier university will not get you into medical school when you don't understand concepts you'll have to face when taking the MCAT. Not to mention the complex concepts you'll have to master IN medical school.

Suck it up. WORK for what you want.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Silly College Student, Sleep is for Kids!

Welp, I'm here again taking a break from Orgo. I have a test Monday night and then I'm and heading HOME! I absolutely cannot wait for this break. I can't wait to celebrate this holiday with my family; I miss them so much.
And I need some real food, I feel food deprived lol. Cheese sandwiches, cereal, maybe I'll treat myself to some Ramen...haha..it gets a little boring after a while and I don't even feel like eating.

My favorite dish is of course mac and cheese. It's just something about my mom's homemade mac and cheese..I love it with some collards, potato salad, candy yams, and green beans..woooweee! I cannot wait haha.

We were suppose to have Thanksgiving in GA, but I think we're staying home (which is how I like it anyway).

It's 3am I'm probably not going to sleep I'm still wide awake which is good I'm getting a lot done. I tend to retain more late at night. It's probably because it's so quiet.

My roommate went home today so I have the room to myself which is good I don't feel bad for keeping the light on lol. :/

Anywho...getting back to it
xoxo

P.S
We won our last home game today :)
Gators 48 Appalachian State 10

GO GATORS!