Friday, February 21, 2014


Well, this is the 3rd time I have experience this disorder (senioritis). The first time was in high school, the next episode was in college, and finally, I have contracted it again.

It has been difficult to sit down and study for any extended period of time.  My time in Southern California is winding down, I want to experience as much of it as I possible can. Studying totally gets in the way of this. And to top it all off, I have experienced the real world of PT and being back in school feels like a regression. I want to be in the field, working (making money), and having guilt free - free time on the weekends again.

I had a midterm on Wednesday (my 1st test of the semester) and it was brutal. Hours were spent reading hundreds of pages and countless nights (okay 6) were spent in the library. Provisions were needed to get through the many hours of torture.
This is what I succumb to…We are taught that sitting for long periods of time and eating refined sugar and process foods are bad for us…Well, why do the professors make us sitting for long periods of time and eat crappy food? Okay, I admit the food part is my choice, but the glucose is necessary for the long study sessions.

Here is what else I have been doing in class:
Yes, that is a fettuccine pasta and marshmallow castle that is absolutely fabulous (dragon included)! You might ask, why are we doing such arts and crafts in class when we are receiving our Doctorate in Physical Therapy? Well currently we are enrolled in a leadership and Administrative class. We had a guest lecturer that discussed organizational structure and the importance of finding the right structure to run a business. We were put into groups, someone was the CEO and he/she directed which job we would perform in the building of this castle. Each group was structured slightly differently to illustrate the drawbacks and benefits of each type of business structure. Needless to say, I still have no clue how any of the business structures truly work in practice and how I could apply them if I ever open a business. But hey, each to their own.

The next few weeks are going to be equally as brutal. But…drum roll please…only 6 more weeks left of the didactic portion of my program! And, even better news, the last 8 weeks of my clinical rotation will be in Seattle! The 1st 8 weeks have not been assigned yet and they could be anywhere, but at least I know I will be moving home at the end of JUNE!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sorry, It's Been a While

Not too much to report. I have been trying to get back into the swing of school after being in the clinic and then having 2 months off. Okay, I am already rounding into week 6 of this semester (out of 15), but sitting in class all day has not been easy after I have had the taste of what the real world is like. 

This semester has been way less stressful than normal. I don't know if it's because it is easier or I just don't have the will to stress any more. With that, I am excited to be out in the clinic in a few short months.

Here are some highlights between group projects, sleep, and exercise:
New roomie

A little bit of delicious beer

Hawks vs. Niner's game

Learning how to shoot a gun (and getting burnt from the casings)
Go Hawks!

Super Bowl Win!
Seattle for a week!
Friends and birthday parties!
I hope the start of your new year has been great!