Eye of the Hurricane

Thanksgiving break was very much needed man. Especially after those two monster exams last Monday and Tuesday.

Being at home stress-free with family and friends while enjoying an almost endless supply of free homemade food has simply been fantastic. I had to have gained about five pounds or so this weekend…I just haven't stopped eating ever since Thursday night, where I ate so much that I was in mild physical pain by the end of the night 😅. You don't understand though – when you've been eating PB&Js and an apple for dinner for almost a week straight because you don't want to go to the store to buy anything to cook the week before Thanksgiving, you'll want to eat everything on sight during Thanksgiving dinner too.


My mom also is the G.O.A.T; she made me more food that I can take back to Winston with me! I'm not gonna starve for the next three weeks!

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Being home is always nice. You just don't really appreciate what you have while growing up…everything is just free for the most part. Only when you leave home and have to start cooking for yourself/paying bills & rent/doing everything that used to be done for you when you were a kid, do you realize how much you were blessed with while growing up. Sigh…such is life. I had a good time playing good ol' FIFA and Monopoly though, and just hanging out with old friends and family in general. The time flew by so fast though…can't believe I already have to drive back to Winston to start this week-long block of Dermatology. Yeah you heard me right, week-long block. Which means we start with an intro to Dermatology tomorrow morning and end with our Derm block exam this Friday afternoon. This also means that we have about 20 different lectures to digest between tomorrow and Friday.

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Yeahhh…I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that I'll be in the books all week. Hopefully this block isn't crazy intense with information or anything. And after this week, we'll be starting the “oh-so-dreaded” block of Renal. Guess I'll finally get to experience why Renal is so feared and whatnot. That should be fun.

I guess I should wrap this up and start heading back to Winston now. I got a busy week ahead of me that includes studying, taking this Dermatology exam, participating on a pre-med panel, meetings, volunteering and helping set up a glaucoma screening training session called Sight Savers. Gotta love the grind.

I hope your Thanksgiving was both amazing and fulfilling! Have a great start to your week!

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

– Black Man, M.D.

P.S. – Upgraded to the iPhone 7 a couple days ago, and got 128 GB of space with it. No more having to constantly make space in my 16 GB iPhone 5s lol. I WISH my phone WOULD tell me I'm out of space now.

2 thoughts on “Eye of the Hurricane

  1. Instead of sleeping last night I was researching iphones. I NEVER ever get the latest technology but after deleting all my pictures to make space, about a week later my phone keeps alerting me that it’s almost full again. Worst part is I didn’t realize it would delete photos from my computer as well so I lost a lot of memories 🙁 I was contemplating the 32GB but I may take the plunge for the 128GB. Good luck on your derm exam! It’s one of my favorite units 🙂

    1. Haha I never really do either, but I just said screw it and went for the 7 so that I won’t have to worry about getting phased out like I was with the 5s. Those alerts are THE WORST lol. I’m sorry to hear that you lost good memories though; I’m surprised they weren’t secured in iCloud! Also the 128GB has been heavenly so far…not having to ever worry about space is simply fantastic haha. It’s more money, but knowing that I can download as much music as I want and store endless pictures while downloading other apps/shows/movies/whatever else makes it worth it in my opinion! Thanks for your well wishes, I sure hope I end up liking derm as much as you do! 😁

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