Hot chocolate & berry cheesecake on a stormy Friday afternoon
This ‘head and neck’ rotation has been so intense that I find myself struggling to get up every morning and be motivated throughout the day. Every week I’ve been on a different unit which has been awesome but unsettling because when I start to get comfortable, it’s time to change units. This week I was on the Endocrinology unit which was great because I was able to see all those endocrine disorders I hear in lectures, in real life.. it really hits you. The endocrinologists are the nicest people and the consultant who gives us a Diabetes tute every week cracks us up everytime! :D
I guess what makes it full-on is that my knowledge of the brain is not so good and being able to understand all the different structures and symptoms and interpreting it all is turning my head in. We also have a zillion Neurology, Ophthalmology, Endocrine and all these other tutes which are interesting but there’s no time to go up to the wards and when there is, I lose the motivation because I want to collapse in a heap!
This week has been consumed by my EBCP assignment which has been driving me bonkers and I’m so glad it’s over now! With all the hustle and bustle, I’ve also been working on the new layout for the next VECTOR magazine edition, which I’m pretty excited about. The first layout I did for the Global Health Network magazine was very safe and conservative, and even though I got a lot of compliments of how professional it looked, I’m really wanting to make this next edition more a reflection of me. It’s been difficult because I haven’t had the time to orientate myself around Photoshop Indesign CS4, but I hope I come up with something I’ll be proud of at the end of the day.
Fridays are dreadful, because I’m at the Alfred from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Sitting in a Neurology tute at 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and all I can think about is dosing off on the coach with a mug of hot chocolate balanced delicately in my hands. Thus when the tute was over, I made part of my thoughts a reality by heading to the city and having hot chocolate with my friend, Hamon. It had been a rather odd day, a storm spontaneously hit Melbourne around noon and there was lightning and thunder and heavy downpour all day.. all I could think about was how appropriate hot chocolate was for this weather. We ordered two tummy-warming-creamy hot chocolates and a slice of berry cheesecake which was very berry-licious because it had the whole raspberry in the jelly which was marvellous!
I simply can’t hold in my excitement for our week off starting next Friday!!! xD I have so many plans whizzing in my head and I truly hope I will achieve some them!
Gah, I feel really worn out…