New Me ?

The first week of the year is probably the most motivated one can be all year. One begins with incredible determination to achieve their goals and work tirelessly only to burn out by January the 6th because then they discover that REALISM is an integral component of being an "Optimistic Realist" .  My rude , incredibly rude, [...]

Marriage Proposals and Heartbreak

I nearly got engaged during my end of block  weekend. It all happened rather quickly but the short of the situation is that I had to decline. My decision was influenced by the fact that I had not yet met my suitor until that very afternoon and he was probably at least three if not four times my own age. I was [...]

Awakenings

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou This week I received what I would term an awakening. It [...]

A Year Of Lily !

Lily does medschool is a year old today ! I can hardly believe that my foray into blogging has lasted for 365 days. I am entirely astounded by the fact that I " stuck it out" 😉 After a great age of wanting and meaning to but never really getting around to actually doing it , I [...]

The Quintessence of Second Year

Suffering. That is the great quintessence of second year. You suffer academically. You suffer emotionally. You suffer mentally. You also suffer physically. If the leprechauns really have it in for you, all four modes of sufferance will coincide in a beautiful kaleidoscope of misery and chaos. Random Person: And how is school my dear?   [...]

Apply Gluteus Maximus To Chair

The workload in second year quadruples every single day and weekends are patently reserved for the sole purpose of desperately trying to play catch up on the 20+ lectures that you attended during that week. Prior to the end of block test for the respiratory system, I had a complete collapse of all mental and [...]

Sleep Deprived and Hungry

I am writing a test based on  111 (one hundred and eleven)  lectures in ten days ! Can somebody please hand me the keys to a fully-stocked liquor cabinet now. I have an urgent need to drown my sorrows. One module near completion and I can say I understand the reason for second year's sinister reputation. The [...]

First year spread and all it’s glory

Amongst all the dreadful things that I had heard about university, first year spread was what I feared the most. First year spread is a phenomenon where first year students gain weight as a result of the stressful routines they are thrown into when they commence their studies at university. I assumed that my home-dwelling [...]

A pathological nightmare

Murphy's Law and all its shenanigans

Someone who fascinates me

Day 25 : Someone who fascinates me and why My youngest sister proves to be a continual source of fascination for me. She is the nicest and kindest little human being that I have ever known. Hers is a heart of gold. She is always asking me how my day was and is genuinely interested [...]

My Earliest Memory

Day 14: Your earliest memory The only thing standing between me and my bed is this post so let's gets to it. This weekend has been long. I have an IsiXhosa assessment tomorrow, my OSCE is on Thursday , my first exam is in t-minus 9 days and I am dreaming of my holiday already [...]

Let Lily Educate !

A few weeks ago, I ran into a junior from my high school ( the perks of living and studying in your hometown) . The meeting was purely accidental and it, for lack of a better phrase,  "caught me entirely off guard" . Seeing this student  induced a deluge of memories and experiences that I may need some [...]

Girl School Alum

My sister , who is younger than me if i might add, thought that my post about Lecture Hall 7 Hottie ( read it ! ) made me seem boy crazy if not entirely obsessed.Before you judge me, read my patient history.Age : 18 years Sex: Female Personality: Introvert with a cheeky extrovert side Education [...]