Saturday, 22 October 2011

'Don't try, just do it!'

Song of the day: Houdini - Foster The People

Time is flying by, not so long ago I was on holiday in Norway trying to forget about Results Day... and now, its October: new UCAS has been submitted, I have rejected an HCA job, I'm on a gap year and just so many other things are happening, its just unbelievable. 

This time last year I had an invitation to an interview in the University of Birmingham; by December I had an offer. It is sad to think about that and how I was at the doors of medical school and then I had to go back to stage 1. However, I am not that badly affected. I am hoping that in a few years I will look back and feel that the gap year was worth it. 

I am not supposed to hear from any of my unis any time soon, which is okay because I am not really that stressed about them right now. I am much more worried about something else. I have my exams in about 3 months and that's very nerve wrecking! I have to get an A at A Level Chemistry this time and I am not sure of how to do this... if anyone has any tips, then please let me know :) 

This weekend I should start to plan my revision schedule and then start working slowly until my exams making sure no cramming is necessary. 

Lately I am very involved with the Red Cross, something that will give me a lot to talk about if I get an interview as I am learning a lot about communication skills and team work and I have seen how important the work of social workers are, especially in the current financial climate.

I am not sure if I have talked about it before, but earlier this week I phoned up the hospital which offered me the HCA job and said that I was unable to accept it. My main reason was because it coincides with my exams and I don't want to be under the stress of settling in a new city with a new job at the same time as I do my A Level resits. I do have to say though, that getting the job and talking to the nurses who interviewed me did make me feel more confident about my application  as they seem to think that I could make a good doctor so I hope that Admission Tutors think the same. The rest is all up to me. Last year I got the opportunity and I wasted it by not preparing myself enough for the exams so I hope that if I am given a second chance I don't do the same. 

As I have said I am looking for tips on Chemistry A Level, so please let me know if you have any. 

I don't think I have much more to say today really, my social life is not very interesting at the moment and the weekend has just started so I will blog again next week! 

Thanks for reading :) 


  1. Best of luck with the exam Behrouz...I'd give you tips but I'm still not exactly sure what an orbital is, so probably best I don't give you chemistry advice ;) I'm sure you'll be fine though, you seem very determined to do well.

    P.S I'm hating the waiting already...and it's only been 9 days!

  2. Hi Grumpy! I find it so weird that you use my real name.. but I like it! I hope determination is enough though :D The waiting is horrible, I really enjoy interviews so I hope I get some soon!