Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chubba Wubba

__I DID IT. I finally finished this semester. I still haven't got the grades back for 2 of my finals, but I'm pretty sure I got A's in all my classes. If I didn't, I'll probably cry, but I'll get over it. I have three weeks off for 'summer break' before I start a couple online classes. They should be too hard so I'm not too worried about them cutting into my summer fun time!

__Another thing I'm probably going to do over the summer is volunteer in the ER at the hospital! I've been talking to a lady up there and just have to clear it with my boss. I think this will be an awesome opportunity because one of the choices I've considered aside from being a pediatric oncologist is an ER doc. It'll be great for me to be in the ER and see how things operate and see if it's something I'd actually like to do. I know I'll have a rotation in the ER when I'm in med school, but it's nice to get all the experience that I possibly can! I hope to be able to transfer to pediatrics of the cancer center soon when there is an opening available, though, because that's what I really want to do.

__Vince and I are going on a 2 week road trip at the end of July! He has a bike race in Hood River, OR on July 15th, so we're going to head up there quickly, and then slowly come down the west coast. My birthday is on July 16th, the day after the race, so I'll be 21 and able to go more places as we do our trip! It'll be fun to meet up with people we know in various states at go out, as well and hear music at bars I normally wouldn't be able to go to.

__I'm still running! I haven't posted anything about exercising recently, but I'm still in love with it. I'd always prefer going on hikes over running, but it's much more convenient to just leave my house for a run then load up the car with Roxi and drive to the trail head. I've still been doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred video as well. I know all the exercises by heart now and now what Jillian is going to say, but I still find it challenging and super fun.

__At the beginning of the year I signed up for the reading challenge on Goodreads and I opted to read 48 books, one a week. I'm currently 5 books behind and have only read 12 this year, so I'm hoping I can catch up over the next few weeks while I have no class! I'm almost done with Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult and plan on reading The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver), A Million Little Pieces (James Frey), Lone Wolf (Jodi Picoult), I Am J (Cris Beam), and Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry). OK, stop right there. THE GIVER IS A QUARTET?! What. The Hell. The Giver is one of my favorite books of all time and I never knew this! I've had this Gathering Blue (book 2) on my bookshelf for over a year now and never knew is was associated with The Giver. I can't wait to read it!

__I've been busy on instagram, so I shall leave you with some pictures! I'm on there as @iffyinklings if you want to follow.
collage_59|| swiss grilled cheese with spinach and red onion || my niece in a bucket at the plant store || baby bell peppers in a snack jar for class || reading Jodi Picoult and enjoying a cherry vanilla cream soda in the hammock I finally hung up || plants at the plant store || sunny afternoon with Roxi dog || face || the best BLT with a hard boiled egg and avocado on gluten free bread || strawberry limeade from Sonic - I also get a free one if I do the survey on the receipt! ||

8 comments:

  1. Geeeez. ER Doctor? That sounds STRESSFUL (says the one in EMT class...whatever, lol) but I think you're awesome for going for it! Anything in the medical profession. I never realized until lately just how much work it is. And just how crazy dedicated you have to be to do it.

    I want to run but I am sooooo laaaaazy. What motivated you? Also I am flabbergasted that the Giver has other related books. MUST. CHECK. THIS. OUT.

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    1. Stressful in a way, but I THRIVE in hectic situations! I just love it haha

      Honestly what motivated me was doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout video! After doing that consistently for a few weeks, I still had energy after a workout so I decided to run after. Once I was all pumped up from the video it made running so much easier! And when the rest of my body was more in shape it made it so much easier to run.

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  2. Do you know where you want to go to med school? I hadn't thought about that so I was just curious.
    I so can't wait for your road trip!! So exciting!!!
    And wha?!, The Giver is a quartet!??!?!!? I've officially added this to my list!

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    1. We want to be somewhere on the west coast but the main school Vince and I are hoping for in UC-San Francisco. It's INSANELY expensive to live there though and the first year I'd have to pay out of state tuition (80,000 freaking dollars) and it's like one of the top 3 ranked med schools in the US, so it's super hard to get into. My second favorite is UCLA, which Vince doesn't want because he hates LA, but I'd love it because it's the closest to our families. I'm going to apply in OR and WA as well and we're going to try and visit all the schools on our road trip since there are only 4 or 5. (There's not many med school to choose from in the US-just about 100!)

      I can't wait for YOUR road trip! It'll be so fun to live somewhere new!

      And I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who never heard of it haha

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  3. Oh awesome! Well I hope you get into UCSF with an awesome scholarship and don't have to pay out-of-state tuition. Good luck with that!!

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    1. Thanks, that's what I'm hoping for!!

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  4. Alyla is so cute! I can't believe how big she is!

    Have fun volunteering. That is one of the best ways to know if a career is for you, before you put all of the time and effort into becoming qualified for it. I volunteered teaching English for a while, and that's when I really knew that it was what I wanted to do.

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    1. Every time I see her she seems bigger and bigger!

      I hope volunteering is a good experience for me! Doing clinicals for my CNA class made me realize I do not want to be a nurse, so hopefully this ensures me that I'm on the right path like your experience did!

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