Thursday, April 26, 2012

Medical School and the Future!

Howdy Y'all,

Today I am both excited and nervous! At 5 o'clock, I'll meet some of the people I will be spending my days and nights with for the next four years...Today is the first day of Pitt Med's Second Look.
Second Look is a program that most medical school offer to their accepted students. It provided the students with an opportunity to meet current students, faculty, and staff. It also gives the accepted students the chance to explore the area with their soon-to-be peers. Thus the nightly outings planned for us by our upperclassmen. They should be fun!

For the past 9 months, I have been working in a hospital and I've realized I have not been around people my age. What do young people do and like?! Will I understand their new slang and handshakes. I don't even know the songs to which they "jam". It seems that if I want to fit in, I'll have to update my iPod from the Top 100 of every year in the 90s.

In all seriousness, I am nervous to meet new folks, it's like I've become an adult this past year and left all the college chums behind. Maybe that's an illusion though. I could quite possibly blend right in with my new peer group without missing a beat.

Besides all the worrying, I have news to share! I will soon be half way to procuring my cello!!! Three thousand dollars (see how I wrote it all out there) is a lot of money. Tilts your head to the left now doesn't it. I worked 5 days last week to get overtime pay. It was exhausting coming in so many shifts, but I do like the check that's coming my way. I wonder if I'll be able to go back to my old paycheck... I feel like once we go up in pay it feels like an affront to our person to receive something lower. But it's directly connected to how much I am at the hospital..... where, honestly, sometimes I would rather not be. I dearly missed sleep these past 3 weeks.

Well, I've decided that if I'm to have all this fun this weekend and procure a cello swiftly through overtime, I must rest. Goodbye fair princes and princesses.


1 comment:

  1. So that's what second look is! I hope you had fun. And good luck getting the next half of your cello money. There is no price to high for the fine arts and the enjoyment of a hobby (except maybe over three thousand dollars).