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....