Thursday, September 13, 2012

Figuring out dental school routines

At my Friday evening fellowship we discussed graduate school routines. Our speaker commented that many professors point out graduate school as when their “bad habits” started. Graduating and starting your career won’t automatically make life easier/better. You have to set up routines and priorities in graduate school. Learning to balance your hobbies and passions is part of this journey.

moonrise-kingdomPicture from Moonrise Kingdom- I really want to see this.

I’m still trying to figure out a couple of things on my life’s road map.

What should I take to school? Coming home in between classes doesn’t work for me, so I like to pack for the entire day. But sometimes there are events right after school and I don’t want to lug my giant backpack with me.

When should I sleep? How long should I sleep?

How do I make time for church/ working out/ groceries/ cooking/ friends? Our class schedule is different day to day and week to week. And things take a lot more planning since I don’t have a car.

Where to study? How to study? Since we have so much material both in print and on paper, there’s a lot of stuff to carry around. The dental school is close to my apartment but Wharton (which is five blocks away) has the best study rooms.

What hobbies do I want to pursue? What causes am I passionate about?

Meanwhile, my owls are settled into their earring tree:


I just threw out fifty questions. So much to think about!