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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Awkwardness ( and Hilarity) Ensues

I am in desperate search of a new fairy godmother as the one appointed on my behalf has failed to fulfil her mandate . Her responsibilities include reducing the amount of awkwardness circulating in my life, a task at which she has failed judging by the amount of awkwardness I have had to endure in the [...]

The Power Of An Introvert

I have spent most of my holiday in a reflective haze. Being an introvert, reflection is a daily necessity in my life. I often take an hour out of each day just to think. Many people, my own parents included, have branded me weird because of this tradition of mine but it helps me maintain [...]

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 [...]

Lily then and Lily now . . .

Day 22: How have you changed in the past two years? Two years ago I was approaching the end of my grade eleven year. I was going to enter matric, my final year in high school the following year in 2013. I was anxious about a number of things back then. *I was nervous about my [...]

The life of an off-campus student

"Don't you wish you lived on campus Lily? " - 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 [...]

Back to disenchanting reality !

My week long recess has come to an abrupt end and tomorrow I will be writing the pharmacology mid-module test . It is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to movie and series marathons , unhurried awakenings and leisurely reclination . Tomorrow I will have to readjust to the bustle of the MB,ChB [...]

Mid-term Madness

Holidays and vacations are my life source. They are times during which I practice triple "R"( Rest, Relax and Recharge). When on holiday , I disengage from the person that I am on campus and I become mellow, carefree and (dare I say ) lazy. My alarm which usually goes off at 5 am is [...]

Lily: The Unexpected Feminist

The initial reaction from many people when I inform them of the fact that I am a feminist is flabbergast . Personally, I don't understand the shock. I did go to an ALL girls high school whose motto is :A school of excellence where girls are leading courageously, exploring their unique potential confidently and serving [...]

Societies Girl :)

Today the Surgical Society hosted an event on campus and Dr Melville, a famous neurosurgeon was the invited guest speaker. It was a fantastic talk in which he gave us crucial advice on how to become successful surgeons. He gave us lots of tips on how to survive in the medical profession and it was [...]