Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
We have one more week left of clinic! And then I’m officially done for the summer. I love my new apartment although there’s no pets allowed. Good thing I have friends with beautiful furry guys who’ll let me walk them. Like this Milo here (he has the sweetest face!):
I love taking care of little doggies! Although I won’t have a dog for a long time, maybe it’s good that I can return said dog at the end of the day.
This week was all packing and all moving. I have a HUGE closet and my excessive wardrobe fit in completely- with room to spare. At my old apartment, my dresses and wardrobes always seemed to be overflowing with clothes- but here, my clothes don’t seem as many. That might be dangerous. ;) Same clothes, different closet. It makes them seem smaller here in my new place.
My brother Mark told me to listen to Kevin Smith’s smodcast: “What is Kevin Smith Thinking?”. He talks about “cognitive reframing”. After his first movie was a disappointment (he thought so anyway), Kevin Smith was saying things like, “I made a movie and it failed”. But then he started seeing what had actually happened: he had made a freakin’ movie! In the 10,000 you’re learning to be good at something, you’re bound to fail.
So… the mistakes I’m making in clinic are all part of me becoming a dentist. From competent to proficient to exceptional.
Here’s something beautiful to end my post: I celebrated my new apartment with these mixed flowers from the farmer’s market. It’s so beautiful in Philly this week! Studying indoors is hard when it’s gorgeous sunny 80’s. One and a half weeks until my boards!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
My classmates Henry and Gene agreed to help me out at 7AM on a Sunday. Moving is so much easier with muscle, speaking of which, I need to get back into BodyPump. My living room was filled with boxes paused in "mid-packing" mode for days before I moved everything into my new place.
For the next few weeks, I'm going to be focusing on the NBDE Part 1. I feel like I've gotten a huge task out of the way with completing my move!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Here we have the HIPAA-hippo again but some of the things are in my personal life too. So I'm more angry because I'm seeing a pattern of injustice. It makes me fired up and shake my first! And then I slouch my shoulders and tell myself this is just how it is.
“Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”This sort of anger can inspire you to say "ENOUGH!" and move on to create changes- including personal goals.
I think most of the uncomfortableness comes from the unfamiliarity of this feeling. It's new. Like when I go to BodyCombat and we're supposed to pretend we're beating up someone we're mad at, I think "but I don't want to beat up anybody." I turn over this burning coal in my mind and it doesn't sit well. But I am inspired to do something about it. Fix the problem instead of moping about the situation as-is.