I am utterly amazed at myself this past semester. There are so many wonderful experiences that have contributed to my learning and it really paid off! Sure, I had to move my MCAT a few times so that I could bring my grades back up from the shock of doing so poorly on exams in the beginning, but I am so glad I did because I managed to get straight As this semester! I haven’t attained that since my freshman year first semester…and here I was freaking out about my grades (good thing too…made me study a LOT).
I hope everyone got grades they didn’t expect (in a good way). The studying and working hard doesn’t stop here, or ever, though. I’ve been spending every single day working in the lab during the morning and working at my graphics/web design job at housing in the afternoon. It’s been wonderful working there again and I’ve had lots of projects to do (for example: RoomSync). I’ve also been studying for the MCAT (doing the retake of Kaplan for free via online materials so that I can keep a schedule going). It’s been pretty difficult to keep up with because the class is every day and there’s so many assignments! I’ve done all of it thoroughly the first time, so right now it’s a matter of targeting where I need to work on the most (weaknesses), then continue to strengthen my current strengths.
There’s also been a lot to do for my pre-medical organization. As the newly elected organization’s leader, I want to make sure EVERYTHING goes smoothly. I’m planning on working with the VP to get a calendar of dates, places, times all figured out and ready to go now so when fall rolls around and classes start to take up most of our time – we’ll be ready!
And finally…I’ve got to get working on my medical school application. For a long time I’ve been debating whether to apply this year, but after doing so well this semester I feel so much more confident! All I have to do is rock the MCAT and I’ll be golden. :D I’m going to see a pre-health advisor at LAS tomorrow about my final selection of courses and some other matters…and I need to turn in my personal statement to them too before I send my application in.
Not sure if I want to do the Fulbright application, but something tells me I probably will because I can! You never know what will happen UIC, so always give it your best shot – no matter what you do.
Sorry for no pictures, btw. Absolutely no time to take pretty pictures (and I’m also scared that when I take a picture people think I’m stalking them, haha). I’ll try to take more pictures in my next blog post. =) Lots of beautiful moments to capture!