In twelve days, the year of 2014 will be no more. We will be ushering a brand new and as yet unwritten year into our midst.
Lily’s year : a review
January – It started off terribly with a tonsilitis infection on the eve of the New Year but things became much rosier after a few days. What followed was a whirlwind of matriculation results announcements , celebrations and decisions to be made.
February + March – The start of my medical career (3rd February 2014). Fear encased every nerve in my body during my first two weeks but I managed to settle down and familiarise myself with my surroundings after some time.
April – 18th birthday celebrations.! Having to explain why I was 17 in first year became tedious after a few encounters. I had to spend three months explaining my lack of a driver’s license.Three months during which I was the youngest person in my class of 234 others and on campus. I am still the youngest in my class but I am glad that some other first year will succeed me in the latter regard.
May– I remember studying a lot. We also had a lot of group work projects. This went surprisingly well given my disastrous track record with group work assignments in high school.
June– I passed Chemistry( even the dreaded organic and stereochemistry). It was holiday time and I remember sleeping most of the time
August+September – Pathology and Pharmacology and my brand new stethoscope 🙂
October – 30 day challenge ! That was fun, I might do another next year.
November – Studying, eating, crying, exams. Passing, laughing , crying, sleeping.
December – This holiday ( which is soon coming to an end 😦 ) has been filled with lots of randomness and spontaneity but I guess after a year of regimented and unrelenting studying, I needed that. I needed to take time to just be myself. I needed time to relax and not let myself be defined by my textbooks.
Most of my childhood memories are filled with random and unplanned escapades that my family would make to various places in and around the cape. I loved these moments because of their simplicity. We would bundle into the car and just drive with nothing but warm jackets ( because Cape Town) , a picnic blanket and our camera along with us.
I’ve enjoyed seeing some of my close friends again after so long. Catching up feels great and I am incredibly grateful to have such understanding friends . After months of isolation (some self-imposed) we seemed to pick up exactly where we left off. I am so thankful to have such wonderful and appreciative people in my life and I count myself incredibly lucky to have insight into their fantastic lives ❤
I am also thankful to everyone that follows my blog. I started writing a few months ago expecting my parents and sister to be the only ones reading but I am glad to have awesome people taking some time from their busy lives to read my illogical ramblings and often nonsensical posts ranging from my awkwardness in public to my chance encounters with good-looking third years in abandoned lecture halls. Stay cool 😀
Below are few snapshots of my holidaying in and around the Cape 🙂
Lots of Lily Love ❤ (LOLL)