I have officially survived the first 2 weeks of school!
It's been great, though honestly a little surreal.
Sitting in a classroom for 8 hours a day, isn't something I've done in a very long time...
in what honestly feels like forever!
There are sixteen of us on this journey together.
A mix of male and female, young and older-ish...
well actually only one older-ish person and that would be me!
Yep, I guess I'm kinda the "mom" of the class.
But, hey I'm ok with that...with age comes wisdom. Right?
It's funny being around a group of twentysomes
and a couple of thirtysomes, and their insatiable energy.
I find it refreshing.
Their youthfulness at times, makes me laugh.
As we settle into groups and friendships form, it's interesting to see the dynamics of the class.
I wonder when it's all said and done, where everyone will end up.
Will we all finish the program and make it through?
Not only the academic portion, but also the grueling clinicals that are to come.
Our days consist of lectures and hands on.
Looking at all these strange surgical instruments and learning their names and uses.
When we finish the program, we will have learned almost 500!!
We are all still struggling with the first 40, so reaching that high number at this point is hard to fathom.
We quiz every single day, and have exams every 5 days.
So my nights, well they kind of look like this...
going over notes and flashcards
with some help from the trusty textbooks!
Reading this much and learning all these new things is quite invigorating.
I am truly enjoying it.
It's good to know that I've still got plenty of room up there to learn new things.
(check back again in 6 months and see if I have any more room at that point!)
That's what I've been up to...what about you?