So it's ALMOST the end. Can you believe it? I definitely can't.
I can still remember what I wrote for my first week's blog! I also
remember that I did not have nine finals to worry about! Yes, NINE
finals - five finals this upcoming week and four finals to round it
all off the last week.
The whole week, many people were stressed more about how to
study than WHAT we were studying. It seems right that by this point
in the trimester, we should all have our time management and study
skills figured out, but no, it's not like that whatsoever. It's
more of the opposite. I was so accustomed to studying week by week
for ONE exam every week, and now I had to try to study for nine in
two weeks! Looking back at this week, I can't really say that I
feel like I got much done. I think it will take me a couple more
trimesters to figure out exactly how to study for finals. All I
know at this point is that it's all about planning.
Well, here is my final line-up for the upcoming week:
- MONDAY: Histology written exam and Biochemistry Lab
- THURSDAY: Cell Physiology and Palpation
- FRIDAY: Anatomy Upper Extremity Lab practical
In the midst of all the finals I have to study for, I decided
that my weekend would be dedicated to the holiday. Whether or not
that was a mistake, we'll find out this week.
Thursday, my cousins came from out of town and we went to Sushi
Station in Schaumburg for a birthday celebration. (I know it
always seems like I'm celebrating a birthday, but it's because I
really am! I have a lot of cousins that I'm really close to.) I
definitely recommend that restaurant to everyone! Great prices,
great times, and YUMMY sushi!
Friday, after classes and work, I spent some time studying and
then some friends came over and I cooked them Laotian food. I was a
little nervous about whether or not anyone would like the food, but
it was a great time, and it was so relaxing to cook.
Saturday, I had a great workout, studied, and drove home!
Although I have all these finals, I probably should have
reconsidered going home for Easter, but it's such an important
holiday for me that I needed to make that sacrifice. We had a huge
Easter egg hunt after service and I forgot how much kids LOVE
looking for things - anything! They went crazy! So overall, my week
was full of constant studying, but balanced with good times with
friends and family.
So my tip of the week is:
Balance yourself - with friends, family, studying, working out,
and eating right! You will notice a huge difference if you allow
yourself to give.
Little fact about me:
I recently signed up with a personal trainer, and I feel so much
better! I can't believe it but I can FEEL comfortable in my
Well, have a great week and if I make it out of this crazy
upcoming week, I'll be here next week, which will feature some
emails with great questions that I've received from my loyal