Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Looking back... no wonder you always get told to never do it

Song of the day: Paradise - Coldplay

I really wanted to do a last proper post for this year and I thought I was not going to have any time to do it, but it's finally here! I know I have been neglecting the blog lately  because I am very busy with work, revision and interview prep along so many other things I do so I am never on the computer anymore! I do know that some people do read every post I publish so I think I can't do anything less than wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

To all those of us who have applied to university this year, I hope we all start our courses next year :)

Normally  I am not a fan of these time of the year simply because we all start to look back at how the year have gone and for me 2011 has not been as good as it could have been. So many things have changed with all my friends, I messed up my exams and missed my offer and just so many things have happened that I just don't want to remember. However, I do have to say that I have had some unforgeable moments and I do think  that I have met some awesome people that I will never forget.

For the new year I want to try to worry less about what other may think and just do whatever I feel like doing. Right now I feel to be scared of saying what I think to people and just of giving my opinion which means that at time I am just not comfortable when I go to places with people because maybe I just don't want to be there, probably because we don't have anything in common and they just believe I am someone I am not.

This nye I am just going to have a quiet night getting ready for a double shift tomorrow at work and for all the revision I have left for January exams and interview prep!

I hope you all have a lot of fun :)

Happy New Year! Let's make 2012 so much better than 2011


Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Song of the day:  Daydreamer - Adele

This is just to say that I have an interview at UEA!!! :)

I could not be happier !!


Saturday, 3 December 2011

'All I want for Christmas...

Song of the day: Not on the Guest List - Marcos Dos Santos

It seems like I am only posting once a month lately as my last blog post was back in November. This time last year, I was flying to Birmingham to have my first interview and later this month I was on two rejections! Good news is I have no rejections so far this year. 

However, the lack of knowing whether I am getting an interview or just a straight rejection is really not helping with  my revision. I know that all I need is one offer, that was what I got last year and I was never happier, but I just don't seem to get revising as much as I should do to make sure that if one day I hold an offer I can actually meet it. I know I should not repeat my mistake and I should learn from them like I've always done, but this done it is proving much difficult to forget about the waiting and just focus at what is coming in January time- EXAMS! 

I have spent most of my time volunteering and working in the cafĂ© lately. Word AIDS Day was a huge success, at least at a personal level, because giving those talks to 400 teenagers over three days and getting to hear their opinions on the topic and how the talk had help them understand what the disease is all about was just amazing. I just can't find a word that will describe that feeling and I guess it should be similar when as a doctor you make a difference on someone's life. 

I've met a lot of people lately, most of them studying in my home country which has led me to research universities in my country and looking at it objectively it turns out it's not actually that bad if I have to stay and study medicine here. The course structure is the thing I dislike the most as it is very preclinical then clinical so you don't get any patient contact until like third year but everything else seems fine and I can always go abroad for FY1 if I feel like it. 

Lately I have been feeling a bit down so I am getting a Macbook to make me happier :P 

All I actually want for Christmas if for everything to work out, I know that's actually a lot to ask but that's just what I want. 

Merry Christmas :) 

Thanks for reading,