If I can sum up the things that keep me sane in three words/phrases, they would be:
- Chris Brown
There’s probably more to it than that but that’s all I can think of right now. Also, I do not know either Chris or Drake personally so they don’t physically keep me sane, but their music sure does! And finally, there’s me keeping “me” sane. If you ever see someone talking to themselves, they’re either 1) crazy, 2) actually talking to someone with a Bluetooth device hiding in their ear, or 3) trying to figure themselves out (or so I interpret it as).
I tend to find myself responding to common “How are you?’s” with “I’m alive!” There’s usually more thought into it, but that’s basically it. I tell you that I’m alive and thus I am good (because if I wasn’t alive, well that wouldn’t be very good for me, right?). It is almost a morbid response if you think about it, but to me it’s very positive!
I’d like to talk about using the word “sucks” in regards to school and work and whatever else students have on their plates. I ran into a friend from my pre-medical club and she kept telling me how much everything sucks and upon asking me she was thinking I would say the same thing…but to my surprise (and hers), I just said “I guess…it’s more like because there’s so much to do it’s hard which makes it suck but not really…” Haha…I don’t get it either.
In retrospect, I think all of the activities and classes I take on are ways for me to know myself better. Even if I write a million essays and personal statements, it’s going to be hard to articulate who I am unless I keep challenging myself into ridiculous situations that I put myself through. I feel this way about others or “knowing” others. Until you have seen someone in every single situation possible, you don’t really “know” them (and heck they don’t even know those parts of them because they haven’t been confronted yet or never thought about it).
Okay, I don’t want to get all philosophical because that’s where I was thinking about going, but what I understand from myself is that when we put ourselves in academia like this, we’ll never stop searching for answers and never stop learning more about ourselves. Knowing all that, I feel confident in my ability to face every situation head on, and I hope you will too!
Best of luck to everyone who is taking the first anatomy and physiology exam this Friday! I know there’s about 800 of us, haha. WE CAN DO IT!