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People will wonder why this blog is needed, why minority midwifery student? It's very simple actually; I was looking for this blog...but I couldn't find it...so I created it. We all have unique experiences, and every experience, every story, can help someone else. I am a black girl from the hood at an ivy league professional school. That, alone, is reason enough to write. Somebody was looking for this blog. Someone wanted proof that what I'm doing can be done - even when you come from where we come from.

To that person especially, WELCOME.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

12 Hours

That's how long my school day was today:

8am-11am: Advanced Physical Assessment
11-12noon: Lunch
12-3pm: Adv. Assess. LAB
3:30-5:20: Research
5:30-7:45: Stats Exam

I will normally get out at 5 on Tuesdays, today was an exception. But also, I will hopefully be working on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10, so I won't get home until 10:15! I'm tired. And I realized a few things at the end of the day:
  • Tuesdays the man will have to find his own dinner
  • I need to have a real breakfast in the morning, and take a lunch AND a dinner (if I'm working) AND a snack (or two) to school w/ me on Tuesdays
  • The above guarantees that I have to get up a 1/2 hour earlier and make sure I cook something substantial Sunday or Monday so that I actually have something to take. Just typing this is giving me a headache...
  • If I don't write down what time I'm studying and what I'm studying each day/week, I will fall behind very quickly

The good news: I like my assessment teacher so far, and I happen to have her for lab, too. Research class is "purposely" an easy Pass. I was smart yesterday and cooked the sausage for my spaghetti that we're having tonight, so dinner was a breeze. My clothes are ready for tomorrow. My stress was manageable today.

Nursing school is in full swing.

1 comment:

ChiaLing81 said...

Do you have a slow cooker? We use ours ALL THE TIME.

Set up the food the night before a crazy-long 12-hr day, refrigerate overnight, and cook it the next day (use a timer if necessary). Dinner's ready when you get home! And there are usually leftovers for the next day, too!

Don't worry, you'll get back into the routine. :)