Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Blogging

Hello friends, lovers and strangers!!!

Last year was not great for blogging and i think i'm still slacking this year. I actually have lost my blogging mojo but i'm going to start working to get it back. By fire, by force i must continue to blog.
I can't believe i am finally done with med school. People who have been reading for a while know when i started. It's all in my blog archives, feel free to dig through. I had multiple hiccups along the way, health issues, academic issues but i made it. I made it!!! It's slowly sinking in.

On match day, after my name was called, i went up to the podium and collected my envelope (my school doesn't make you read it aloud), i opened it and saw i matched in my first choice, I was just like oh! okay. No excitement,nothing. I ranked 20 programs in all and my first choice was always my first choice. Towards the deadline, i was wondering if i should make my second choice number one, but i didn't. I changed my rank order list at least 10 times, but i never changed my first choice. So you would think i would be excited, but it was just blah.

Then i started calling family and friends and they were all screaming excited, that's when i started becoming a bit excited. I've always suffered from delayed reaction. LOL. People always assume American medical graduates have it easy in terms of matching into residency, but things are changing. A good number of people did not match in my school this year. I think it's the highest number ever. The number of medical graduates are increasing, but residency spots are still the same. It's tough but i'll admit it's still tougher for foreign grads, although one of my friends who went to med school in naija matched into Emory for surgery this year. Whether people want to hear this or not, knowing people in a program helps. I thought that only existed in naija but that's not true.

I've decided to turn over a new blog leaf. I'm going to do my best to respond to comments and i promised a blog reader not to swear any more on my blog...lol (i think it's getting better). I'm also going to work on my blog list that way i can start reading blogs again. If you have a blog you want me to add to my list, leave a comment, otherwise, i will start blog hopping and adding blogs.

I'm enjoying this free time, my brain is still in fight or flight mode, so i'm trying hard to relax. Within the last week, I caught up on Downton Abbey, started and finished Being Mary Jane and House of Cards. House of Cards??!!!! OMG, that evil Francis. I'm about to start Empire. I'm still on season one of Scandal, i'll watch that next. I'm enjoying my painting class. I was supposed to take Drawing II, but it was cancelled last minute, so i was bumped up to Painting I, even though Drawing I and II are prerequisites for Painting I. Painting requires a lot more patience than drawing. It frustrates me, but it's a good escape.

After everything is said and done, i'll gist you guys about my last rotation. Enjoy the rest of the week, people.

23 comments:

  1. Ahem, looks like you are really enjoying the free time.
    Well done, and congratulations on your hard but fruitful journey!

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  2. Congrats..no more Dame Native doctor, its officialy Dame Doctor!!!

    Yes that knowing people on the inside happens here o..i have seen it first hand

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    1. LOL....I will always stay true to my roots and remain the native doctor! Thanks.

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS again, my sistah!

    I will have chatted you up, but my baby no dey take eye see phone for my hand! He wants music! So I am on my lappy most times. I know you didn't forget my drawing, abeg, you have better things to think and do about Doctor Sting of blogsville! Berra, add that title to your blog name o. I joined you on your medical journey in 2009, and I am so proud of you! Oya chop knuckles and e-bear hug! My sting don graduate! Very proud of you, very proud and happy :D

    House of card! I likeee that film! Francis made me understood that there are 2 kinds of pain ..a useless pain and pain that is beneficial ...and you either be the hunted or the hunter! There is no gray in between! He is a good actor! I have watched the others you mentioned except empire. Please, take plenty of rest and enjoy your holiday until you start your residency.

    Put me in your bloglist o. thenitty-gritty.com

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    1. Thanks Sis! If u are not on the blog list, who will be there? You be number 1!!! lol.

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  4. Ooooooshey! Looking forward to more blog updates. Congratulations again!

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  5. OMG!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!
    Most of us all lost our blogging mojo...life as we know it.
    How does it feel to not study, when you've been studying since forever?!

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    1. Sirius aka yummy mummy...lol. It feels great to not have to study, although that is about to end soon :( because i refuse to be the dumb intern. lol. Time to brush up on some knowledge and feed the brain.

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  6. Good to see that you came through t all. Congratulations.

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    1. Hey Naijalines, it's been a while!!! Thanks.

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  7. Congrats Sting! wow that's massive!

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    1. Thanks lady! Nice to see you around these parts.

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  8. Doctor Sting!!! Congratulations again! :)

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  9. Congratulations Dr!! That sounds so right! :)

    Like you, I am working on getting my blogging mojo back..... good luck with that. will be checking up on you......

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    1. I ventured on your blog recently because i was like this name is familiar (saw your comment on another blog). You started blogging way before me but stopped in 2008 and restarted 2015. Talk about a blogging hiatus! lol. Nice to see you back.

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  10. Great stuff mami. Thanks for sharing Dr!

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  11. Congratulationssssssssssss sting...I am so happy and proud of you.....wow...you did....God bless you.

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