17 April 2010

Brain Fry

This is possibly the most unusual place I have ever blogged from. I'm in a youth hostel near Kings Cross called Clink 78... and I'm currently sat in an old courtroom on a computer, for which I am paying £1 for 30 minutes of internet. Personally, I think it's all a ruse that their TV isn't working when I want to watch Dr Who, and I have to pay for the privilege of BBC iPlayer.

Anyway, the reason I'm in London is because I've been on the PME revision course at the School of Pharmacy, University of London.

I swear, my brain is dribbling out of my ears at the moment, but it was worth absolutely every penny paid. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's day of surgical revision, and hopefully this year I can avoid the shame of resits....

14 April 2010

Because my bar manager is laughing at me...

I'm currently sat in my bar on my laptop (pretending to be) studying. I'm also sat listening to music that can't help but make me smile, and bob my head, and dance a little....

Plus, I swear she keeps laughing at me to the other customers, it's just that I can't hear her.

At least she didn't see me cleaning the bar last night dancing around to Spotify and Otis Redding (hard to handle).

For anyone interested, this is my playlist at the moment...

Then at least you can see why I can't keep still behind the keyboard.

04 April 2010

Career Moves

Well, for anyone who failed to realise, the date my last blog post went up was April Fool's Day, and it went up way before 12 noon UK time.

You may be pleased to hear that I have no intentions of quitting medicine. I will not be cashing in my 4 years for a BSc in Medical Sciences, and I intend to graduate as a doctor next year.

In fact, I have never been more certain of my career path than I am now.

Medicine is not a choice, it's a lifestyle and a lifespan. You're either in it for the duration or you aren't. I worked too hard and fought for too long to not get where I want to be now, and if I have to pass others who fall by the wayside, then so be it. I wish them the best.

But medicine is where I want to be. And I will be a kick-ass doctor.

01 April 2010

Time to say goodbye

I guess things have changed. What started out as my life's work has turned into the decline of my enjoyment and life in general.
My recent blood exposure and all the stress associated with it has forced me to reevaluate my medical career.
At the end of this year I will be cashing in my 4 years for a BMedSci and moving into writing on a more permanent basis.
As for the blog, who knows. I'll keep it up to date until I finish my elective, but after that maybe it's time to say goodbye to Merys and hello to the real person behind her....