7:32 - Time to wake up! We slept at my boyfriend's last night, so I wrangle all my getting ready tools together, and go shower, and put on my make-up. I generally do my makeup the same way every time, but I have been trying to branch out a little more. I recently started using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder that I really enjoy using for a bit of highlighting, and the primer on this L'Oreal mascara is amazing - it adds a ton of volume and is pretty cheap.
After I eat, I download the pictures we took earlier, edit a few of them, download the lectures for the day, and head to school.
9:30 - our 6th EKG lecture of cardio. I'm behind in the readings, so I have to pay extra attention in case I get called on (again) to answer questions. Luckily that didn't happen this time!
10:25 - Lecture is over, and we have an hour until our next meeting. Our class is currently in the process of figuring out all of our rotation spots for next year, so it's all anyone talks about. After ten minutes of people giving me even more anxiety about the whole mess, I put in my headphones and start working through the material for the next exam. A little almond butter helps with the post-coffee hunger.
12:00 - Our meeting is over, and we now have 30 minutes until the next lecture. We wisely use that time discussing more rotations stuff, and then listen to boys argue about some video game watching website. Boys, so weird.
12:30 - Our last lecture for the day. I try to pay attention only because the person lecturing is actually my primary care doctor, and I like her a lot. The material, eh.
1:35 - I get home, take the dogs out for a quick walk, and then make lunch. I usually have left overs, but I just ran out of chili, so instead it's broccoli, beans, and chicken sausage I had in the freezer. I remember one of the tips I read before I started school was to make the best use of your "down" time, so I generally try to do a few house things while I wait for my food to heat up. My roommate and I are both pretty good about making sure it's never too messy in our house, but I like to make sure no dishes are left in the sink more than a few hours, or that my dogs' hairs are all over the place all the time. If I'm eating alone, I like to watch a few minutes of House on netflix. I've been working on the same episode for about two weeks now....
2:00 - I check out a few posts on bloglovin. I rarely comment on blogs anymore, but I still like to read glance through a ton, especially those who I've been following for years. I also start putting together my own post by downloading the pictures to flickr, and writing a few opening sentences.
2:20 - Study time. We just had our test on Monday, so we're starting from the beginning again. This test is all about hypertension, so I start with learning the basics of how it comes to be, and then learn how it's approached clinically.
2:50 - I try to study by working for 30 minutes, and then taking a little break. I check facebook, and someone lets me know that the skirt I just ordered yesterday is an additional 30% off today. I call J.Crew to see if I can't cancel the order since it hasn't shipped yet, and they tell me they'll do price adjustments within seven days of an order. Perfect! Now back to hypertension :/
4:00 : My girlfriend Caitlin got a puppy in January, and we've had a ton of fun getting our dogs together on almost daily basis. The weather was so nice, and we knew we were going to be away for the evening at the library, so we decided to take them to the dog park down the street. We all pack into my car, and are excited to see that another dog is there waiting to play. She was super playful!
5:00 - We have a SOMA meeting and the only reason I'm here is because 1. free chipotle and 2. picmonic. I remove the contents of the burritos and eat them as a bowl (bye carbs, I will miss you!), and basically cheer along as one of the co-founders talks about Picmonic (you can hear all my raving about it here if you are interested). It's also nice to just see my friends outside of school for a little bit.
6:20 - The meeting is over, and after staying behind to talk to a couple of first years about study tactics for post-anatomy life, I drive over to one of the local undergrad colleges. I hate our own library (we aren't allowed to drink even water in it), so we come here since my boyfriend's little sister goes to college here. It's one of the prettiest campuses I've ever been on!
6:35- We finally get all of our stuff set up. I told you we love our bookstands! For the next four hours I work through the first third of the material. There's a bit of a break to fake diagnosis Caitlin with esophageal spasms (or angina, we haven't decided), and a quick walk downstairs to snack on carrots in a less quiet area. I also do a bit of re-learning of older H&P (history and physical) tests because we have our first practical of the year on Friday.
Once 11:00 hits, my brain is kind of over working, and I hit a good stopping point, right before starting the pharmacology section. We have a meeting and quiz on it on Friday, so I'll have to spend most of tomorrow working through it. I start typing up this post while CR finishes the section he was working on, which is perfect timing since those pesky undergrads (who actually pay to go to this school, unlike us moochers) are starting to get a bit unruly in the library.
serum applied, and finnnnnaaaaaaaalllllly put pajamas on. A few kitty cuddles and discussions about the day is exactly how I want this night to end.