Lily: Creature of Habit 🐦

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 . Thankfully 😜 . I'm just looking forward to completing what's [...]

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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 [...]

Swept away by Endo📚

Do not underestimate the amount of work that lecturers can pack into a three week module ! Two weeks ago I remember telling a friend of mine that I could not see how difficult this module was going to be , granted that it was to consist of only three short weeks. I would like to retract [...]

Coffee and Sarcasm 😄😍

It was then that Lily knew. That she had chanced upon her soul mate .  .  . It was 9 am and  Lily was standing in a queue to acquire some much needed caffeine to power up for a day that was already proving to be arduous. The queue was unforgivably long and her position in it did [...]

Shifting Dullness and other GIT moments

Scheduled Post: I am in the process of fighting for my academic survival (studying for exams) and shall resume regular blogging from the 18th of June. Replies will most probably be slow, so please do not take any offence when confronted by silence. 😀 😀 ❤ ❤ Shifting Dullness Head of surgery department : Can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Types of Medical Students : Exam Edition

Types of Medical Students : Exam Edition I have a theory , an excellent theory now that I have pondered upon it, that the true qualities of a medical student are only observable just before they are to write their year-end examinations. This is based on the observations I have made in my dynamic class [...]

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. [...]

Satisfaction :)

Day 8 : A moment when you felt the most satisfied with your life  Writing this post has put into perspective how much time I spend complaining and grumbling inwardly because I could not think of a single time when I was most satisfied with my life. I was so tempted to say that the [...]

Intro to Clinical Medicine : New Block !

The bluest Mondays are those that come directly after an end of block weekend. One can't help but torture themselves with images from their gloriously relaxing weekend where the minimal use of brain cells was socially acceptable. Pharmacology was depressing but I am on the route towards recovery : I am basically getting over it [...]

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 [...]

On a serious note . . .

Being happy is very important to me. I've come to discover that I when i'm happy, I am at peace with myself . I also love to laugh. If it were up to me,  I would spend my entire life laughing and being happy. One of my friends very aptly described my attitude as a "natural [...]