Chaos and Calamity

“Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you're going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.” ― Thisuri Wanniarachchi

Up & Up 🚀

Lily lives ! Just thought to let you know 🙂 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 !  ❤ Lily Update ❤ 01 Jan - I painted my room lilac !  My obsession [...]

Kangaroo Mother Care 💕

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

The Importance of Mentorship

The Urogenital System is now over ! Its culmination , a brutal week of end of block assessments that very nearly eradicated my ability to think clearly. We had five assessments from Monday to Friday. By Wednesday my brain felt abused and completely fried .I hope that I emerge victorious after that barrage of mental [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“To party or not to party. . .”

The final instalment of Feesweek (a Cheese and Wine Party) takes place later tonight ! but I am as yet undecided on whether or not I should grace the event with my presence 😀 There is the promise of dancing and fun but I am exhausted after this week. I attended a foam party ( [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pharmacology : A new chapter

Pathology has come to an end and I am set to embark on a brand new adventure : Pharmacology ! Pharmacology is the study of drug action . Med students are not cool enough to learn how to make drugs, so we just learn how to use them. I am really excited to study Pharmacology because my father does [...]

End Of Block Weekend !

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

Liebster Award !

I've been nominated by  autumnscrubs for a Liebster award !  Thank you for adding a dash of awesomeness to my day 🙂 I didn't know what a Liebster award was before but it's pretty cool !The main objective of the Liebster award , I've gathered, is to answer a few questions and post them on to your [...]