I'm still sick.
These past couple of days have been pretty bad. Spending 8 hours a day in school all the while all I wanna do is go to the anatomy lab and tell them to chop off my head is not fun. It's also not fun that I already have enough homework to keep me busy until July, but I suposse that's part of the deal.
Some of my more advanced med student friends (aka- my favorite party people) have advised me to be diligent about my studies, to set goals for myself, to make progress charts, to not under any circumstance miss class and all this other stuff; and while I understand what they are saying, I am just not feeling it.
I've never been the type of person who has ever really had to study. I read my stuff, go to class and somehow all the information is absorved almost osmotically. Sometimes I joke around saying that most of my learning is done by association. People laugh when I say that, but that really may be true. When I am challenged by something I find someone who is passioante about it to make me want to be passionate about it too.
Last semester was probably the first time that I really consciously sat down to study. After the incident with the Chemistry professor I was so close to failing the class that everyone kept telling me to just drop it and take it again this semester. But I DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE drop classes. So I studied and made Chemistry my life. I made every concept in that book something I could understand. I think my notes alone could make for a very successful "Chemistry for Dummies". In any case, the class everyone thought I would fail, sometimes even me, I got an 87 in- and that was my lowest grade.
So yeah, I am somewhat intimidated by everything that I am going to have to tackle this semester should I survive this cold. Too many physics courses, too much chemistry, and still more crappy courses; but I've already come up with a system so I'm okay. I think. As long as I follow the plan, that is. Because I know that I probably won't, seeing how I am a procrastinator and all. But I am an effective procrastinator so that's a plus.
Still, in trying to start this semester on the right foot I should at least go shower because I am already late for class...