So, it has been quite a while since I have posted. Much apologies. my life has been seemingly too busy recently. I am hoping to resolve that soon. ;)
To begin. you know when life seems to all of a sudden creep up on you, and catch you a little off guard? well, that has seemed a little like what has been happening this week. all of a sudden, life seems to be here. life is anon! not that it has not been happening, but, suddenly, it seems that the things that i have aspired for, dreamt of, are now here. the biggest one being applying to medical school...
I realized this week, that i have to make decisions about writing the MCAT, and applications that will be due in the fall. Where do I want to go? What are the things that I would look for in a medical school? What would i look for in a place to live while i am at school? what happens if i don't get in? what is my back up plan? how do I ride the "apply to medical school and talking to the right people bandwagon"? and how the HECK do I do well on the MCAT!?!?!? ha!
and, it is kinda nerve racking. life. it is here. trust. im turning 25 this year, and in many ways, i am where i want to be, and in others, not so much. i remember when I said that i wanted to be done with medical school, and living in africa, by the time i was 30. i probably would have like to met my beloved and life partner by now. but, here i am, in Vancouver, gazing across downtown, to the beautiful mountains, working (or, at least currently, procrastinating) on a research master's degree that i would've never expected to be involved it. but, a year from now? graduated, and hopefully been called for interviews, and thinking about the next step in my life.
anyway, back to the MCAT. I have to write it in the fall. I do also have the potential to graduate in August as well. HOwever, having the summer, working, finishing my thesis, and attempting to write the MCAT with success... that doesn't sound like fun to me. or as my friend, and classmate would say "i would be stressed out for you." And, she suggested "what about defending your thesis proposal (in april), and then stopping your research to focus on the MCAT?" and, at first, it seemed odd to delay graduation. but now, as i think about it... it is really the right decision. And so, i will prepare my proposal defense, and then stop. and focus. and MCAT. oh gosh.
Maggie the Matrix is being sold. The bumper stickers have been removed, much to my sadness, and memories put away. Mile 0, key west. West Virginia University. Blackbear burrito. Denali. Rogue beer. InterVarsity Alumni. Head of the Charles 2003 participant. life moves forward. but, certainly, i will be sad to see her go.