As I write this my eyes are literally drooping off my face. First day back to school and I’m already drained.
Its bad enough when you go into school for the first time in 3 months and you remember JUST how much work that needs to be done,and after climbing my mountain of homework at 7pm this evening I decided to log on to have a sconce at some of the awl` blogs.
WHAT IN THE NAME OF GOD IS UCAS?? Please tell me its not that thing you need to do to apply to universities in the UK, if it is maybe I should start crack-a-lacking.
Anyway, as more and more bloggers are joining (there’s a large crowd of us this year isn’t there?) I notice there’s suddenly enough potential medical students to treat an entire hospital (..well..almost..) Its refreshing getting to read the blogs of so many people with pretty much the same goals as myself, for once I see people agreeing on how delightful a challenging course like this can be, usually I get someone saying: “OMG MEDICINE?! BUT YOU,LIKE…WONT HAVE A LIFE TIL YOURE LIKE, 50…AND YOULL HAVE LIKE, NO TIME TO SPEND ALL THAT MONEY!” Complete tripe basically.
It’s something I’ve wanted to do for so long, when I was 4 years old I didn’t exactly know that doctors earn a large income, nor did I know how difficult it would be. All I knew was that I found the human body fascinating, and I wanted to help people. And if its true that i wont have a life for the next 10 years, so be it. My career will be my life. At least Ill be doing something I love.
This applies to all courses, not just medicine.So if you really know what you want to do, whether its journalism, teaching, medicine, english, arts, basket weaving, whatever… as long as you know you’ll happily be doing your career of choice the rest of your life, that’s all that matters. Nobody else’s opinion.
Judging by the blogs that I’ve read so far, all of you guys pretty much feel as passionately as I do. That’s refreshing and I’m crossing my fingers that our ambitions will have driven us to success for this time next year 🙂
Better go study some Chemistry..