Change of pace x 2

Hey everybody,

If you don’t know, this is my “change of pace” week. For the last 5 weeks I’ve been under a class load of 25 credit hour with 5th week being the culmination in exams. This week however, is a nice change of pace with the course load down to 9 hours and much more learning the practical interacts with patients. Wednesday, I’ll be shadowing my preceptor (local doctor I am apprenticing under) and learning all sorts of new stuff that I’ll never get in medical school. I’ve really been blessed with a great preceptor and I really look forward to learning much more from him.

The second change of pace was this past weekend I drove home and visited with family and friends. It was great getting out on the interstate and reminding myself that there is life outside of the books. I had forgotten that there was a carpool lane and that the speed limit was 70. In fact, I had forgotten what it was like driving 70 mph since my daily commute consists of 2 miles of city driving into school and the same back with nothing in-between but books and studying.

It was great going home, but I am looking forward to getting back to the grind. One more block of Gross (i.e. we finish Gross Anatomy in Dec.) and then no more stink. Not that I don’t enjoy it, but it sure is a lot of work, especially all the time spent dissecting instead of studying. I’ve learned so much about myself and my relationship with Christ in the past 2 months. It has been an incredible eye-opening experience. Needless to say, as I make the appropriate changes, I look forward to learning much more and making more changes toward Christlikeness. Being the first-rate reflection of Christ I should be rather then a reflection of anyone else.

Oh, well. Enough of my rambling.

Have a great day,


“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

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