Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dreaming about first day of dental school

Actually, make that nightmare.

I’m two months away from starting dental school and I already had my first nightmare about d-school! Alex assures me that my dream is a highly improbably scenario. For example, we only had wooden chopsticks while eating lunch and I properly freaked out (I’m almost afraid of wooden chopsticks). Great first impression, right?

Perhaps my biggest worry is that I somehow “lost” it. Working is a totally different task from studying and I wonder if I will have a difficult time getting back into it after an entire year off. I know I will appreciate being a student so much more but can I stay up past midnight? Like physically?

Trying to remember what a wise fish once said:

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If you’ve ever had one of these, you know the lyrics are accurate. We used to think this was the greatest thing ever. When our first one broke, I think we went out and bought a new one the same day.

I am really excited about learning all about the subject I only superficially skimmed this year. It’s this unique mixture of excitement, anticipation, and anxiety that’s making me have these weird dreams. New city! New friends! New apartment! New lifestyle! Trying to remember what I told Baby M when he was starting his freshman year.

Am I the only 23-year-old with first day butterflies?

7 comments:

  1. Hey! Just stumbled upon your blog. You are definitely not the only one with first day butterflies. I'm starting optometry school in less than two months and I COMPLETELY identify with your statement --" I wonder if I will have a difficult time getting back into it after an entire year off. I know I will appreciate being a student so much more but can I stay up past midnight? Like physically?"

    We'll make it though! :)

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    1. So glad someone else agrees! I can't stay up past midnight because I've had to go to work at 8 for a year. Even when I'm out with friends, I'm desperately clinging onto coffee to keep from falling asleep mid-convo.

      I certainly think so! Might be hard, but we will make it.

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  2. omg i was totally about to quote you on the same quote about staying up past midnight! i started pre-entry a couple weeks ago and am already falling asleep during my neuro and bioc classes! :/ and i sleep 6.5-7.5 hours, apparently it's not enough! hopefully we can get into a rhythm though and study efficiently so sleep can fit in too, but i think that's just a big part of professional school too- figuring out how to fit everything into a day!

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    1. Oh right- you are doing pre-entry! How is pre-"med school" life? (distinguish from "pre-med" school life) At least you'll be settled into the rhythm by the time real med school begins, right?

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  3. Hey yeslie, did you go to rice university for your undergrad? I was wondering if you could tell me how you got in and what my chances would be to get accepted, I have a 3.0 gpa and haven't taken my sat score yet and have lots of community service hours.

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    1. Hi Ashley,
      Yes, I went to Rice for undergraduate! You can look at ADEA's handbook guide for average GPA's and DAT scores as a reference then call up the admissions office and chat about your chances. I think dentist-related experience helps a LOT, something I could have done more of.

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