Third Time’s A Charm !

Is it too early to crown a "best month of the year" ? February has exceeded my expectations thus far and it has not even reached its conclusion yet. Let me commence with a Lily Update because a great deal has occurred during this month 🙂 I have brand new spectacles and contacts . My vision had deteriorated since the last time I went to the optometrist [...]

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Montages & Revelry

My annual Lilycation has been a tremendous success 🐳🐬🐚 These past 5 weeks have been my most enjoyable and relaxed weeks of the year. I opted not to apply for a holiday job and that left me with a lot of free time 😋 So much time that I was initially overwhelmed but I soon [...]

Kangaroo Mother Care 💕

If ever you want to discover just how long one year can be, do second year medicine . Where each module you do ( of which there are seven) seems to span a decade of its own. The culmination of the Reproductive System will be on Friday !  But alas , I cannot celebrate as [...]

Year Of The Crown :)

I have a Life Timetable. This was composed years ago during endless Technology lessons and art exams. In this timetable I wrote down ( sometimes with the aid of my dear and special friends) one thing that I aspire to accomplish at each stage of my life. In my 28th year I have to go sky-diving. [...]

A Doctor In Training

Being on campus feels like stepping into a parallel universe. Everything is exactly as it was but it feels so different returning as a second year. I'll probably only feel like a second year when I get asked for directions from a lost first year in a few weeks time.  It's amazing, that two months [...]

A year in review :)

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 [...]

Holiday Shenanigans!

I have taken a pro-active stance on exterminating Pooch. I now exercise more regularly and kind of ( but not really ) eat more healthily. I went for a run, for the first time in months, a few days ago and it felt fantastic ! I ran for 2 hours without even realising it. I [...]

Highs and Lows

Day 30 : Highs and Lows of this past month ! Lows  Exams. I don't test well.  Some people are able to elicit joy from the thought of writing exams but I am the exact opposite. Exams are strange for me because I feel that they don't test your knowledge properly. They make me stress [...]

The next thirty days . . .

Day 29 : Goals for the next thirty days ! Today officially marked the end of my first year. I wrote my last exam , Introduction To Clinical Medicine, this morning. The moment is rather bitter-sweet though because I have yet another week before I know whether or not  I have been promoted to second [...]

The Law Of Attraction

Day 26 : What kind of person attracts you ? Oh dear, this challenge is becoming rather personal ( insert blushing face ). I will assume that the attraction referred to is of a romantic nature . Let me begin by stating that when it comes to anything to do with romance of any kind , [...]

Lily in Prague

Day 13 : Somewhere you'd like to move or visit    I've spent what would amount to years dreaming of destinations in this world that I would one day like to visit . I intend to fulfil this hunger of mine, this desire that I have to travel the world as soon as I can. [...]

The Story Of My Birth

The story of my birth is one that is worthy of a screenplay (or so I have been told). I cannot validate the truthfulness of that statement considering the emotional state that my infant-self must have been in (I mean, being expelled from my innocuous cocooned world of amniotic waters to the harsh environment called [...]

Lily: The Formative Years !

I am the first born child to two brilliant parents. You would, as a result, expect brilliance to simply shine through the pores of my radiant skin but that is not the case. I have a theory that my acne is hindering the escape of my brilliance and instead I'm forced to meander in my [...]

Pharmacology : A new chapter

Pathology has come to an end and I am set to embark on a brand new adventure : Pharmacology ! Pharmacology is the study of drug action . Med students are not cool enough to learn how to make drugs, so we just learn how to use them. I am really excited to study Pharmacology because my father does [...]

Optimistic Lily

When I was in matric , my plans regarding the weekend were usually those along the lines of Katy Perry's Last Friday Night ( TGIF) because I was , as you can imagine, the resident party girl in my school.   Okay , that was a bit hyperbolic (  the use of gross exaggeration for comic [...]