My birthday started last night with midnight texts and phone calls! It’s definitely an upswing from last week. My first gift was that my grandma made it home healthy and safe, I found out that I received a scholarship, and I was able to make it to see my GMS family!
When I returned to school I was emotionally drained yet encouraged to get back to normalcy. I was also blessed to not have classes today so after studying a bit and running a successful SNMA meeting, I was able to spend time with my amazing family who came down here to see me. My mom surprised me with a new phone and one of those As Seen on TV birdhouses that I can look into from my window!!!! So yeah if you haven’t noticed, I’m an overgrown little kid! This totally made my day!
After a reception for the scholarship that I received and an awesome dinner, I’m really tired. As this is sleep awareness month, I think we as medical students need to be more aware of our own sleep. We are really good about giving advice to others about it but we really don’t take our own advice. I’ve gone months without 8 consecutive hours of sleep. It’s started to almost be the usual to get 5 and then drag through out the day without adequate caffeine. Without caffeine, I cannot function or at least not well and sans headache. My gift to myself for my birthday includes a full nights sleep tonight! Rest is golden and I’m going to need it before the SNMA national conference this weekend!