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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Ataraxia & Adulthood

I must have jinxed myself when I proclaimed February to be the best month of the year because shortly after that followed one of the most harrowing months that I haveย ever experiencedย ! March was , simply put, hellish. I was on my Internal Medicine rotation and looking back on it , I am not entirely [...]

New Me ?

Theย first week of the year is probably the most motivated one can be all year. One begins withย 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" .ย  My rude , incredibly rude, [...]

The Adventures of TinderLily : Part 3

The Good , the Bad and horribly unsettling , not just ugly, guys you meet on Tinder 😝😅😘

Looking for Lily ๐Ÿ”Ž

I offer my most humble apology to any individual who yearned for real answers for their very important and incredibly serious questions but wereย redirected to my blog of feels instead. Where in the world is Lily ?ย  I'm on my Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation ! I'm doing cool things like delivering babies and assisting in [...]

Everything and More !

Surgery is everything I expected it to be and more ๐Ÿ™‚ โค . It's day 2 and I am already head over heels in love #surgeryisbae. My feet are killing me , I have walked at least 20 kilometers between today and yesterday ย but I am still so happy and so excited ! My apologies [...]

Melancholia and Epiphanies

Forgive my neglect of this wonderful oasis , I haven't exactly had the easiest past few weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I had a "falling out" with a former high school friend of mine. I actually wouldn't term it a falling out .It was more like a wave of negative passive aggressive energy that I absorbed and took [...]

Brainception : Part One

An entire month has gone by and Neurosciences 1 has been completedย ! I managed to fill my EOB weekend with as much "stuff" as possible and it was truly enjoyable. When I say "stuff" I'm referring to my favourite pastimes ; ย sleeping ,eating๐Ÿง and watching series . Neuro exceeded my expectationsย ๐Ÿ˜ and although difficult in [...]

Up & Up ๐Ÿš€

Lily lives ! Just thought to let you know ๐Ÿ™‚ 2016 thus far has been incredibly busy. So many things were happening at the same time these past two weeks and it's only now that I can finally breathe !ย  โค Lily Update โค 01 Jan - I painted my room lilac ! ย My obsession [...]

Second Year: A Glorified Time Management Course

On the internet people use the "drinking from a fire hose" analogy to describe medical school. I thought that I would create my own analogy specific to second year at Tygerberg and how I experienced it . Second year is like being given 100 litres of water to drink every 7 weeks. How you go [...]

Labour Ward Histrionics ๐Ÿ˜ท

The pungent odour of iron permeates the fluorescent room. On a bed, in a sundry pool ofย vermilion bloodย , amniotic fluid and water lies a woman shouting histrionically for her saviour to put an end her miserable life.ย  "Push!", the midwife orders. The woman half-heartedly complies but abandons her efforts after a few seconds. ย The atmosphere [...]

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 [...]

The Global Goals And Why I Care โœŒโœŒ

The United Nations released a list of goals that they have set aside to achieve by the year 2030. They are ambitious , dauntingly so ,but by no means impossible. If everyone in the world cared enough, we could easily accomplish these goals in the next five years .Fifteen years is, however, a long time [...]

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 [...]

Swept away by Endo๐Ÿ“š

Do not underestimate the amount of work that lecturers can pack into a three week module ! Two weeks agoย 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 ofย only three short weeks. I would like to retract [...]