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A Night Away from Studying.
Last night, for the first time in a long while, some friends and I took the night off. Our first exam is this upcoming Monday. We were stressed. We were tired. We needed a time out. We took a moment out of our busy day to set aside our books and have a barbecue together, to talk about what else is happening in our lives outside of class. 
It was a calm before the storm, as we talked, laughed, and ate. Medical school and all of its worries seemed to fade away into a distant memory.
To top it all off, we ended up going to the theatre to watch the Avengers, a fantastic summer action film that helped us de-stress. Sure, we may have written off six hours of potential study time, but I think what we gained in return was worth more than that.

A Night Away from Studying.

Last night, for the first time in a long while, some friends and I took the night off. Our first exam is this upcoming Monday. We were stressed. We were tired. We needed a time out. We took a moment out of our busy day to set aside our books and have a barbecue together, to talk about what else is happening in our lives outside of class. 

It was a calm before the storm, as we talked, laughed, and ate. Medical school and all of its worries seemed to fade away into a distant memory.

To top it all off, we ended up going to the theatre to watch the Avengers, a fantastic summer action film that helped us de-stress. Sure, we may have written off six hours of potential study time, but I think what we gained in return was worth more than that.

Familiar Faces

I was on my way home today when on the bus, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a familiar face. She was standing there deep in thought. As she turned her head, her eyes met mine. Puzzlement set in first, followed by disbelief until finally her eyes lit up with joy and excitement as she came to greet me. It had been over a year since I last saw her.

Since coming back to the city, I have met many friends that I have come to know over the last few years. We met walking on the street, on campus, at work, over coffee, over dinner. Everywhere. I have even gone to visit some of my previous coworkers in the pharmacy I did my rotation in. I have always preferred meeting people in person rather than conversing over Facebook and the like because I find it less personable. Listening to my friends’ stories and updates is always exciting but seeing their animated faces, their smiles and feeling that human presence makes that experience truly something special.

While our paths in life have slowly diverged as my friends and I go our separate ways, I try never to forget the people I knew and the people that contributed in their own ways to where I am now. Like today, we do meet at crossroads from time to time and as we journey forward through uncharted roads, it is always nice to see some familiar faces.

Personal Update
Reading break started yesterday after our last class in the afternoon. I will be travelling out to spend time with my friends and my significant other. Updates will be a bit sparse here as our time is limited.
It is difficult to get used to the concept of a “reading break” that is only really an extended long weekend when compared to other programs that have a full nine days to go out. Then again, my pharmacy friends have a midterm the Monday back while I do not so I guess you win some you lose some.

Personal Update

Reading break started yesterday after our last class in the afternoon. I will be travelling out to spend time with my friends and my significant other. Updates will be a bit sparse here as our time is limited.

It is difficult to get used to the concept of a “reading break” that is only really an extended long weekend when compared to other programs that have a full nine days to go out. Then again, my pharmacy friends have a midterm the Monday back while I do not so I guess you win some you lose some.

This isn’t goodbye

Yesterday after exam, I got to speak with some friends about the exams, get their impressions, their feelings about how they did. Same old same old.

Eventually everyone decided it was time to go home and study for the next exam. I was left with just one friend of mine. She had decided to stay a bit longer because she wanted to wish me goodbye.

When you get stressed out, you tend to isolate yourself. Bring some space into your life. Hang out with friends even if it’s to go over concepts over lunch! Or just do something different. Look at me, I only work in the clinic 3 times a week and I split my time as being a stand-up comedian…Didn’t quite expect that right?
Part time emergency medicine doctor on the value of friends, time and doing extraprofessional activities.