While working full time I never could sit, have a morning coffee, relax and reflect. The gym was rushed, I was always tired, and I had trouble focusing on studying. In undergrad...don't get me started. I was so highly involved on and off campus, working, and had too big of a social life. I don't have all that here...and for once, it's nice. I wake up and have my coffee, work out, study until class, go to class, and study a bit after. Sometimes the repetition gets to me, but I'm much more relaxed now and feel I have time to focus on myself Studying isn't stressful because I keep up with it.. There's no social pressure because everyone here is in the same boat. It's nice to be able to take a coffee break from studying and sit down with a fellow student who has great perspectives and experiences in medicine as well. I love sharing and learning from others. It feels so much better to uplift and encourage each other than it does to be in competition; I think this school encourages that. We may all be on the same track now, but we all had different experiences that have lead us here. Plus, science jokes...we all get them. It's corny and fabulous.
So, for one of my very typical days yesterday, I wore this: