Reflections of 2009 - A Blog Review

As per Srav's reminder and instructions- Take the first line(s) of your first blog entry of each month and presto:

Well, I'm not exactly ready to go. The problem is my bags are OVER packed. 

So, I cannot sleep again... I don't know if it was the 2 hour nap after lecture (thank you migraine and Relpax for that!), the cup of coffee at 8pm or the fact that I'm feeling a little guilty for the amount (or lack thereof) of studying I accomplished today but here it is, after 2am and I am wide awake. 

I know I haven't posted lately, and I'm sorry... I'm going to use the excuse of midterms. That and I'm on island time... 

[Somewhere Over the Rainbow...]...blue birds fly? Maybe but not in Grenada. Instead we've got cows, geckos and toads!

My grandmother just passed away. I have been wearing her pearl earrings since I learned that she decided to leave the hospital on Tuesday. 

Term One ended. I did finish all four books and Fox's memoir is worth the read.

If you are in medicine then you  know that July 1st means the new residents have started working. 

I am back! I made it despite a bit of a layover in Trinidad and now that I am here I'm feeling quite unmotivated... maybe I did a little too much this summer, but I still have a few days before classes begin to sleep in, get settled, enjoy Spicemas, go to the beach, etc. so it should be okay.

So, one of my goals for term 2 was to attend a health fair. And I went to my first today. It was amazing. 

[Happy. Lucky. Loved.] Just a few words to describe my mood at the moment.

So, I did it. I went on my first Hash. 

There is nothing left to do but study.

So, that pretty much sums up year one of medical school and 2009. Other stuff that didn't make the blog but are also important and worth noting... I celebrated my one year anniversary to the love of my life (my constant support and the person I cannot imagine being without.) My classmates are some amazing people and among them I made new friends for life. I was reminded of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful loving and supportive family. Going to medical school in another country is hard. But medicine is not an easy field and if anything SGU and Grenada have prepared me for whatever may come my way. I survived year one of medical school and have no regrets, so no looking back- Happy New Year and Welcome 2010! Wishing my readers and everyone the best this coming year.

Just some numbers

This is my 50th entry in just over a year. (Belated happy first b-day blog!)

Only 11 days until Grenada. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

2010 is just 28 hours away and I have plans to spend it an amazing downtown NYC apartment of a good friend with my husband, a few friends and 200 or so other people I may or may not know... 

So far vacation has consisted of reading 5.5 books and packing 0 boxes. (I guess we know what my first New Year's Resolution will be. Less reading, more packing..... blah.)

The temperature today was 24. Cold, but it would be better if there were fresh snow to go with the freezing temperature...  Maybe tomorrow, my fingers are crossed. 


Oh Christmas Tree...

There is nothing left to do but study. Today was our last day of classes, year one of medical school will be over in a week. There are just three exams between now and me getting on a plane next Friday night.  I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to celebrate Christmas in the city. I have been listening to carols non-stop. My mini Christmas tree is up and tonight I hosted friends for a Yankee Exchange-Holiday Party- Celebration. Gifts were opened, and stolen, we watched "Home Alone", drank rum punch and ate my home-made gingerbread people...

Not a bad way to end the term. Now its study time with no stopping until my first final on Tuesday. Happy Holidays from Grenada! I can't wait to be home...