Saturday, January 24, 2009


Hey all,

Just a quick post to say I heard about a few giveaways and i wanted to share with all of you!
Hope you hop on over and check them out:

Win a free blog makeover from the wonderfully talented Blogs by Danielle

And then jump over to Monogram Chick and check out the incredibly cute aqua-dot coffee mug she is giving away!!

Enjoy and hopefully one of us wins!!

I'll try to make a more substantial post tomorrow!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Feeling better

So I think I was just really PMSing or something yesterday, I feel MUCH better today. So now that I have a sunny outlook on life again it's time to get back into studying and cut myself off from the computer again. I'll check my google reader during my breaks but I most likely won't post again until this weekend, unless something really good happens. But for now it's back to my Path notes and reviewing about cell death and inflammation. If I get really bored later I might gie you all a glimpse into what I am studying...actually that might be a fun little weekly thing, type up a page of my notes so you know what I am doing...I'll have to think about it a little more. Let me know if you think it sounds interesting, or just incredibly nerdish of me! But for now I leave you with this...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bad day

UCK...I'm having a bad day and I've only been up for an hour. I feel like crap, weak and tired my head hurts. I didn't want to get out of bed but I need to study. Then I got annoyed at Mark because he didn't answer the phone last night when I tried to call. We almost never get to talk and then when I do try to call he can't even wake up to answer the phone, added onto me not feeling well= not good conversation. So really I just want to crawl back into bed and forget this day ever happened. Maybe I'll just curl up with Anthony and cry for a minute, that might help. This is the time when I really really really miss tibs, he would have curle up with me and made me feel better.

Anyway hopefully this will bring a smile to your face today:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


So far 2009 has been full of changes. I have moved to Kansas City for 3 months to partake in a study program for the USMLE Step 1. So far I am a big fan. I hope this is the thing that turns it all around for me. Other things that may help this:

  • Less time spent online-either just looking through websites, or chatting with people
  • Less time spent on the phone talking to people-my mom and Mark
  • More time concentrating on studying and less time daydreaming
  • Working out in the evening after class to give me energy to study
  • Eating healthier foods-fats make you INCREDIBLY tired
  • Spending a little time each day having a chat with God-big man upstairs controls all, and isn't that someone you'd like to have on your side? I know I would, I just forget sometimes that he's there. Glad he never forgets I'm here
So far I have done really well with all these, granted it's only been three days but if I can keep it up through this week it'll be easier next week and by the week after it'll be a normal pattern.

Other changes: I have two awesome new roommates! Shayla and I were so worried about who we would be living with but we got so lucky! They are some pretty amazing girls and are a great moral support as well!

Another big change that hasn't happened yet but will and is still a bit weird for me to put out here: I am going to start seeing a counselor about my anxiety problems. I freak out over pretty much anything. When I go to my best friends house who I have been friends with for years and years and years I freak out. What if I have the wrong time, what if i have the wrong day, what if I am dressed wrong for the planned activity, what is they don't really like me and just invite me out of pity. Stuff like that until I have myself pretty darn sick and thinking I'm gonna have to pull over and up-chuck. This gets intensified by a million when I meet new people or am in a larger group. So yea, I'm gonna start seeing a counselor about that. The people here think that may be a rather large portion of my not doing so well on the test in the past. So we shall see.

So now that I have told you my changes, what are some you have already see this year?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Its 2009

All I have to say is good ridance to 2008! One of the worst years of my life. I had to say goodbye to my baby boy Tibs. I had to say goodbye to my grandma after taking care of her for 8 and a half months. I failed the board exam twice, and had countless other emotional breakdowns. There were arguments and fights, and family problems. I only hope that 2009 is better. It didn't start as happily as I had hoped but it showed me there are things I need to change and I can't just hope things get better. Its time I take charge of my life and stop just hoping things happen. It's time to make things happen. So here's to you and your hopes/plans for the new year. I hope you take the energy to make them happen and to make this year a great one! What are your thoughts on the new year?