My biggest worry of this class is making sure that I can keep up emotionally. April and May will be a storm of emotions for me. April 1st is my dogs birthday, or should I say was. I would have gone home this past weekend with gifts and she would have gotten her doggy ice cream. It would have been different all together. I have spent the last 72 hours fighting tears and studying just to keep my mind off of it. Of course, it has to be the day before my final that makes it 1 year that I have lived without her. I am not sure how to deal with all of this. Normally, I put things out of my mind and work through them but this, I cannot seem to shake. I am going to be leaning on my friends and family and praying my way though.
We had our first TBL for class today and I will definitely be adjusting my study style. I spent much of my study time working on reinforcing the information rather than reinforcing the details and making connections. I’m going to try to make my concept maps during class as my notes rather than taking notes on the provided notes and then concept mapping later. I will keep you posted. Hopefully it helps me to move through the information more quickly. In the mean time, I am going to try to get some sleep…. Being emotionally drained working on the medical school pace is almost impossible.