Monday, October 1, 2012

Gotta Keep Movin On! But if you knumb the.area first it.wont hurt as bad after!

I think that God helps you overcome pain and devastation sometimes by numbing the area. Grateful to the Lord for his love and guidance and healing virtue. Glad about this blog and you ladies....really helps to ease some of my burdens..... My Idea of perseverance is when you get hit with a shovel.... Scoop up the mess and attack with a machete.  That's what I will be doing to protect my goal of becoming an MD.....

On another note, I have a (B+) in Anatomy and Physiology down from an (A) average.  Even after all of the trauma and loss this year.  Nevertheless, I WILL MAKE IT THROUGH... GOD HAS BEEN SO MERCIFUL TO ME.  He really gave me favor with the right people.  Blessed me in the face of adversity. David said in " Psalm 23:5 (KJV) - Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me." Selah! (peace)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

God Has it All Worked Out For My Good! - Change is Good and Sometimes Better!

Well it has certainly been a while since I have literally had a moment to sit and write something in the way of progress.  I am back and in the swing of things! But with a twist! Had to transfer to another school but it is in my town and a better facility than I was already enrolled at.  Ahhhh such is life.  I was having a nasty financial aid problem at the other school, but God fixed all of that.  Sometimes it is JUST time to move on.

Well I'm still getting situated and feeling very excited and optimistic about my future..... Haven't been able to see it that way in light of the summer events that were so difficult that I was just feeling very stuck.. But as usual God has it all worked out for my Good.  Now back on to my schedule, I am juggling 4 classes. 2 of which are extensions due to extenuating circumstances.  I am determined with all of my might to pass them all.  Under a little pressure but I have my MOMENTUM BACK.... When I learned what momentum was in physics, I never wanted to lose it or forget it.  It is extremely valuable all the way through this journey....

I am really excited about Saturday because I will be attending a Minority Med School Recruitment Seminar at my number one choice school in the north east.  I'll fill you in about that later.

Well I am preparing to and determined to take the MCAT this summer before they change it.  I downloaded a review manual of the proposed changes and structure for 2015.  It actually doesn't look that bad at all.  I have always believed in not listening to the crowd and verify things for yourself.  Well off I go..... I need to pack up and drive home from the school library now.  It's late and I don't like to drive at night unnecessarily.  Take care all and thanks or your words of encouragement.. .... I'M STILL STANDING AND MOVING FORWARD!!!!!


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Hi all,
Been away recuperating for a while.  Had to ONCE AGAIN...regroup. This is critical to keep the pace and momentum... While my husband and I have been battling some serious financial trials, (the fire has been turned up recently). I am still standing on the word of GOD THAT SAYS " HE WILL SUPPLY ALL OF YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES" through Christ Jesus.. Not my riches, but his....

Now moving on to better things. I have gone to a few open houses and am really excited about a few Medical Schools that I have visited recently.  Also there is one particular school that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Midwest.  But that may be a REAL DREAM because of Dear Hubby.  He is so stuck on the North East.... GRRRRRRR!!!! Anyway I will make it work anywhere I go.  Also I have been looking at homes in the vicinity of the Schools I have visited.

I am really packing it on this summer with 4 Science classes.  Yikes....I know but after the health scare that STRESS GAVE ME LAST SEMESTER I HAD TO DOUBLE UP ON CLASSES TO KEEP FROM FALLING TOO FAR BEHIND AND HAVING TO RECOVER FROM A MAJOR BLOW TO MY GPA, all because of STRESS.....I will make it through with much prayer.  I have found that ADVERSARIES jump out of the woodwork when you are PERSEVERING....Well gotta get back to studying..... I wish everyone the best and hope you have a great summer.... TRY TO ENJOY IT...

Oh I almost forgot, I just returned from Florida. My brother just graduated from Med School and is starting his Orthopedic Surgery residency in June... He was chosen among thousands and we are really excited for him....

Thursday, April 12, 2012


The closer I get to my goal the more I tend to press FAST FORWARD TO REWIND!!  Was recently having some symptoms attributed to exhaustion.  I am so glad that I listened to the Lord..... God sends warnings in a variety of ways to prevent BURN OUT, ILLNESS, DEATH.... I have been blessed to recover with my a renewed sense of STRUCTURE WITH DIRECTION. 

I realized a few things recently: 
  • I'm not 25 anymore.
  • I need to take breaks in between studying to minimize STRESS. (sometimes for at least a week)
  • I need to do something that makes me happy and relaxed (starting Aqua-aerobics on Tuesday)
  • I need to study daily for 2-3 hours per day maximum not 8-10 as usual.
  • Not focus on a completion date because this journey is a long winding road that can only move one day at a time
  • Separate from all NEGATIVE PEOPLE AND NEGATIVITY....
I will surmize to say that pressing fast forward always puts stress on the cassette tapes in the tape deck and will also do the same to my life.  So I relinquish all control over the timeline and completion date and follow the leader of my destiny!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I have been away for a while because of the hectic stuff that life throws in the way when you are determined to persevere..... Hellooo. Can I get an AMEN SOMEBODY? Well as usual I will plow through this season with the help of the LORD..... He IS and HAS BEEN my rock through it all.  God helps me in so many ways I can't even count them. He is my whole life.  

I am excited about the steps that I am making in this journey.  I decided to rejoice and celebrate each milestone instead of looking at the whole picture and checking for progress because that can be very DIM.... Also I did get to see my brother who is also graduating in May from Med School. He was in my neck of the woods interviewing for an Orthopedic Surgery Residency.  Yayyy Brother Go Forward.  God really blessed him to have favor in alot of his interviews.

This semester of G-Chem, Anatomy and Physiology has its own challenges altogether.  Not so much difficulty but in volume. The G-chem calculations are what I am reeling over..... and Anatomy and Physiology is very simple compared to G-Bio and Bio-Chem.  I guess because it is very fundamental in it's overall concept and limitations.  However, I don't mind at all and besides it is a requirement for the 2nd degree in Respiratory Therapy that I am pursuing while preparing for the MCAT.  Just Organic Chem and I am all set.  Some folks have taken the MCAT without it but I'm not sure that is wise.  The MCAT has alot of O-Chem on it and besides that I don't want to rush through it.  My next goal is to take an immunology class also.  I don't want any shock once I get into Med School (this was also suggested by a friend that is graduating and starting a FPM residency in July.  Thank God for good friends along this journey.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Well HAPPY NEW YEAR to all......belated of course.... I hope everyone has been having a great new year so far.  I am gearing up for G-Chem and Anatomy and Physiology 1. That's right going part time this term.  Still excited but a little burned out. It may not affect my schedule to apply to med school that bad but I NEED A SERIOUS BREAK.  Sometimes we take for granted that we need to rest and regroup.  All of the anxiety of last semester, in conjunction with REAL LIFE ISSUES (having a family and bills), can really wear on your ability to keep going full time without part time breaks in between.

And this summer I will be taking (by the grace of God) Anatomy and physiology 2 and Microbiology.  Why condense them you ask?  Why deviate from the pre-med track at all? Well my plan is to get a 2nd degree in Respiratory Therapy because:

  1. I am so desperate to get back into the hospital doing meaningful work and get in some great patient interaction  along with the required MD shadowing for my Med School App.
  2. I am interested in Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine along with the desire to teach Academic Medicine.
  3. I'm busting at the seams with previously acquired on-the-job-knowledge which says it all and that is a whole separate blog... (have worked in the Clinical Laboratory and been a Surgical Tech in the OR in a past life)
Let's just say "We AIN'T CALLED NON-TRAD students for nought..." Some of us have held 10 different jobs, changed careers out of necessity, changed majors a thousand times and all this while raising children and without a stitch of support from family at times...(most of the time). 

So it has been a wild roller coaster ride until this point.  From a scientific major and career focus to an abrupt change into Software Development Management and then into Corporate Recruiting.  So as you can see, I have never had the luxury of NOT WORKING.... Don't get me wrong Software Development was good for a while. I made alot of money in a very short time and the company perks were more than anyone could ask for.  Pre-911, making a 6-figure income was nothing.  Then the rest of us realized that there were enemies among us.  So then industry suffered and so did salaries and entire corporations downsized.  And once again it was time to regroup and re-strategize.  I have also had my own recruiting firm.  Still have it now but not active. So there it is in a nutshell.  My roller coaster ride called life....  Which is why my favorite scripture is Habakkuk 3.19 - He makes my feet like hinds feet and sets me on my high places...Thank God for resilience.....God bless all of your endeavors....