Alright, it only took me a month and a half, but I think I’m kinda getting the hang of things. I’m basically just working problems now for the MCAT. I love bio and orgo and genchem…Even when I mess up, I’m interested in learning why I got it wrong. So it hasn’t been too difficult to keep myself going. What I’m working on now is the whole “getting started” part. Some days I’ll procrastinate to no end…but lately, even on those days, I’ll actually sit down and do it in the evening. I’m not bragging y’all. It really is a true miracle. Usually, if I don’t get it done in the morning, my books will stay clamped shut. I have an unfortunate all-or-nothing mindset, and I’m working really hard to relax into “get it done, but if not, get some done. if not that either, relax, the world will not end.”
Of course, physics is still a pain in the butt. I must really not be a great thinker. That’s kind of discouraging, because I want to be a good doctor, and I don’t want my lack of common sense to be detrimental to anyone. 😦 But I’m working hard, and hopefully, common sense and thinking skills come with practice. And I will do my best to make up with diligence!
Last but not least…Verbal. Yeah, I have yet to start that. I guess I should do that.
Some things I’ve noticed:
1. I started timing myself for bio passages. I get nervous and speed through the readings and questions – I’ve been averaging 3-4 min/passage….therefore making silly mistakes! So, one minute does not go by as fast as I thought it would. Lovely!
2. It’s REEEEEALLLY helpful to take easy classes.
Oh I guess I’ve only really noticed two things.
Well I’ve emailed my profs for LOR, and I got my butt to the gym. But now I’m worried about the whole “pre-med advisor LOR.” Because my school doesn’t have one anymore. Ruh rohs.
The weather was BEAUTIFUL today! I enjoyed a lovely walk with my roommate and saw a bunch of pretty houses. Maybe I should become an architect. HA!