Breathe Easy, You've Found Me ((HUGS))

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 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.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Random Bloggin on a Study Break

The list of things to do over winter "break" is piling up. As the emails come, and the advice and suggestions that are always contradictory is given out more often, I am trying to stay focused and push them to an unoccupied corner of my brain. "Get rest over break. Enjoy yourself," is what is said. "Here's the list of supplies and books to buy. You should read...before you will be expected to know....and be ready to discuss during the first weeks of didactic..." is what the emails say - some from professors, others from upperclassmen who are trying to give us the heads up. I just laughed at a two page memo that came from the professor of one class. I started looking up the prices of the tools we're required to buy before school starts (suturing needles, forceps for holding the needles, etc) and had to stop. I wonder if you can use regular needles (ie: sewing needles) to practice suturing on chickens and foam? Why spend so much money on these supplies that are only temporary? (I don't think I'll be taking these supplies to work with me...the hospitals provide these making an investment - like a homebirth midwife would have to do- seems silly and wasteful?) Maybe my real break will be the 5 days that my mama is visitin...especially since she insists that we do not go anywhere that jeans are not "allowed." And the rest I will just accept as a "test free period."

All of my conversation centers around this experience. I must be so boring to talk to right now.

1 comment:

Emory Student Midwife said...

Hang in there -- I haven't started to get the assignment emails for over the break (thank goodness.) And I totally agree...the experience is all-consuming and pretty much all you can think/talk about.