Life goes on . . .

It is I , the owner of this seemingly abandoned blog ๐Ÿ™‚ It has been two threeย months since my last post and the only explanation that I have to excuse my hiatus is simply . . . Life.๐Ÿ˜… Medical School Update Yes , I'm still in medical school๐Ÿ˜….ย To put my first semester into perspective and [...]

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Bienvenue 2017 ๐ŸŽ‡

The side effects of New Year's Eve revelry include an earth-shattering headache on the 1st of January ย and languid limbs that ignore any decision you make to move.ย  2016 was a long ,ย challengingย and bittersweet yearย . As detailed in my year review , I went through a number of ups and downs. It is my hope [...]

Montages & Revelry

My annual Lilycation has been a tremendous success ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿš 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 ๐Ÿ˜‹ So much time that I was initially overwhelmed but I soon [...]

A Year In Review : 2016

The Internet has hailed it one of the worst years in existence and I have some compelling examples from my experience this year to substantiate that claim.  However , the tale of 2016 has not been entirely filled with deep melancholy , unending sadness and pain. Through the forest of despair , ephemeral rays of [...]

Taking a break . . .

Exhale . . . ย My exams are officially over for this year ! Second year is over ! Now to decide if I should eat or sleep first ๐Ÿ˜ด I am going to on a self vacation. A vacation by myself. A "Lilycation" if you will๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ . I will probably run a lot or go [...]

Lily: Creature of Habit ๐Ÿฆ

I have just two examinations left to complete before I'm in the clear and able to enjoy my well earned holiday ! *Cue wild and uncoordinated dancing! The papers have mostly been kind to me. Nothing has made me despair or writhe in agony afterwards . Thankfullyย ๐Ÿ˜œ . I'm just looking forward to completing what's [...]

Kangaroo Mother Care ๐Ÿ’•

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 ! ย But alas , I cannot celebrate as [...]

Y’er a wizard Lily โšกโšก

I am not of this muggle world. I am a wizard. Now if my letter from Hogwarts could find its way to me before I graduate from med school, that wouldย beย splendidย ย ๐Ÿ‘Œ I have successfully convinced my younger brethren to indulge in the epicness of the Harry Potter world . I employed passive aggressive tactics such [...]

Upward and Onward

I have been nineteen for a grand total of two days and it has been simply magical ! I woke up on my birthday to a scrumptiously prepared buffet consisting of all my favourite food and raucous singing from my family (some of which are unable to hold a tune). I was serenaded by the [...]

Divine Intervention At Its Absolute Best !

I am officially a second year ! I passed ALL my exams ! Even the dreaded Pathology ! Words cannot express how grateful I am to have made it . One sixth of my journey is now complete ! My results were released yesterday afternoon and prior to that I was a bundle of nerves. [...]

Internet eye candy ;)

Day 23 : Give pictures of five guys who are famous who you find attractive ๐Ÿ™‚ You have asked and so I shall regale you with instances of their awesomeness. Disclaimer: If at any point you feel your heart start to beat erratically whilst looking at these photographs, step away from your screen , take [...]

When life gives you lemons

Day 5 : A time when you thought about ending your own life Being human is hard ! We experience life through a myriad of emotions that range from anger so deep it makes you want to pull your hair out by the roots to happiness and joy so complete that you seem to float [...]

30 Day Blog Challenge :)

When I embarked upon this blogging journey, I vowed that I would become a prolific blogger ,who would post at least three times weekly, so that I could be considered amongst the most entertaining and humorous blogs on wordpress . I have tried my utmost best to honour my initial ambition but the unpredictability of [...]

The life of an off-campus student

"Don't you wish you lived on campus Lily? " -ย If I had a nickel ( rand) for every time someone asked me that question, I'd be able to buy myself a Jumbo box of Astros. I am part of the minority of students in my year who do not stay in residences on campus. The [...]

End Of Block Weekend !

I've done it ! I've survived six weeks of Pathology ! We wrote our end of block assessmentย yesterday ( it was a ย nightmare - ย #death by chemical pathology) and today was the practical test ( which was a lot better ). I can finally breathe ! I have 48 hours duringย which I do not have [...]