6 Nov

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Let’s be real, I don’t hold a candle to John when it comes to bathtime shenanigans.  I can tell she’s disappointed.  She tolerates me.  Trust me, she’s way more exuberant when John’s the bath administrator.

John’s been not so gently urging me to send him pictures multiple times a day while he’s away, and everyday proves more challenging.  Our girl is literally never still, and I almost get dizzy watching my iPhone continually refocus.  I’m happy to have a few snaps of her clearly smiling, as opposed to blinking in a weird way that makes her look mildly intoxicated.

Day three of step 2 studying was frustrating, but leaps and bounds better step 1.  I’m trying not to stress (trying).  Studying is broken up by papers that still need writing (one of which might have been “due” yesterday), but still going slower than anticipated.  You would have thought that, by my 30th birthday (coming up), I would be able to better estimate the time required to complete a task.  Unlikely.  I’m on page 75 of over 500 in First Aid, and I can’t tell you much about what I’ve read so far in this slightly glorified outline of the clinics greatest hits.

I really rely on bathtime to make the day better.



6 Responses to “bathtime”

  1. Melissa H-K November 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    She looks like she’s doing more than tolerating you!

    Also, I bet many people near you are glad that you rely on bathtime. Hygiene is important. 😉

    • annaojesus November 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Thank you, and indeed!! Especially since she no longer likes me feeding her anything, including yogurt or applesauce, we are both quite sticky by the end of the day 🙂

  2. Lissie November 7, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    I admire you so much! Last week I submitted my application to the university of Tennessee for pre-med (crossing fingers) and I have a three year old and I’m ever so nervous of the process. I also wanted to ask you what were your thoughts about Orgo? Was it ever so tough? What was it that helped you with organic chemistry?
    Lissie 🙂

    • annaojesus November 7, 2013 at 9:15 am #

      Hi there!

      Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! You’re so kind!

      Congrats on submitting your application. Dude, I admire you for doing this with a three-year-old, because you already know the time commitment of children. I’m sure it will all go well, and you already have your priorities in line. I wish you the absolute best of luck!

      Hmmm, that’s a great question. I think orgo is tough but also very interesting. I was lucky that I had a fantastic professor–he was actually a big reason I chose the postbac program I did. He made orgo understandable and fun. I think the tricky thing about orgo is that, depending on how it’s taught, it can seem irrelevant (but it’s not, especially when you get into pharm). Also, if professors don’t adequately teach mechanisms, you’re left memorizing a ton. So maybe one thing would be to focus on the building blocks, try to really get a handle on the mechanisms of reactions, and everything will come a lot easier. At the end of the year, I made one sheet of paper for each major mechanism, and I made sure I knew all the major points of that mechanism. I’m a visual learner, so that helped me. Please let me know if I’m not making any sense :/

      Unfortunately, they’re changing the MCAT, so I can’t really speak to the orgo section. However, I know one of the men working on the Kaplan review for the new MCAT, and he’s one of the best teachers, so I’m sure it will be stellar. When I took the MCAT, orgo was a very little portion of the test, and it was often not that relevant to that taught in class, so I would just hammer through a good test prep book when you start studying for the MCAT, but don’t necessarily use it as a second resource for your classes.

      Once again, best of luck, and please keep me posted on your progress 🙂


  3. Lissie November 7, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Ari is so adorable and she looks pretty content 🙂

    • annaojesus November 7, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Awww, thank you!! She’s pretty sweet when she’s happy 🙂

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