What I’ve been doing lately

Posted on: March 16th, 2017, in Uncategorized.

This is the third time I am trying to write this, but I have no idea how to begin. It’s funny how in general, the hardest part is to begin something. I think it’s true for everything we do, not just writing.

In the past weeks I finished my Cardiology rotation. I haven’t been doing great in the exam because I haven’t studied enough, fortunately I passed it and I will be able to re-take the exam in the fall for a grade raise.

Also, I started my General Surgery rotation. I had the bad luck to end up in a hospital where we don’t do much. Basically they force us to be here at 8am and leave at 2pm, but we just sit in an amphitheatre and do nothing. It’s frustrating because we just waste time. Also, getting here is very hard for me. The hospital is in the other side of the city from my apartment and it takes an hour and a half to get here. It’s exhausting and I have no motivation to come here because I know I will do nothing.

As for myself, I started doing other things than school. I started going to conferences, workshops, going to the movies etc. Basically I am getting my life back, because since I had my panic attacks I decided I will take a break from everything and focus on me getting confident enough and comfortable with doing anything. Now I feel ready, therapy really helped me and I am starting to feel much better.

It’s been a long way until I could be myself again. I don’t regret that anxiety and panic attacks have happened to me, because they taught me that something was wrong in my life and I needed a change. Also I learned that I don’t have to do the changes all at once, I have to take little steps, but steady ones. It’s a lot of work and I have to be patient, but I know that a I will manage to change my life for the good.

As for the website, I have some free time this weekend and I want to dedicate it to working on updates. Do some updates and offer more free content. Maybe, even writing some tutorials and create some free themes.

On monday I went and taken my driving licence theoretical exam. I scored 25 out of 26. The practical exam will be on June 6th. I hope I will do good then.

Also this week I saw some TV shows, since I had a lot of free time at school. I’ve seen Stranger Things, The Night Manager, Chicago Med and today I started Taboo. I totally recommend all of them. They are very good TV shows, especially Stranger Things.

Until this weekend I wish you well. I hope you had a good week and take care of you 💓💕💖💓!

Thank you very much. :D

6 hours doing nothing?? That sounds incredibly boring, you must have a heck of a will to stand that…and the 3-hours “trip” you take every day; kudos to you for that. :)

Based on your theoretical exam’s score, you’re gonna rock at the practical; best of luck. :) :)

Posted on March 16th, 2017, at 12:32 PM by Lucien.

My pleasure. :)
I actually tried a few times to do the challenge by hand, but every time I got at #4 I always either messed it up (one time I ended up “drawing” a line across the whole page – I’m that bad) or even broke the paper sheet….so I gave up. :P

Posted on March 16th, 2017, at 10:30 PM by Maroon Caludin.

Ugh, I hate doing nothing. I get spurts like that at work and I hate it. Makes me feel more tired then I am!

Congrats on doing so well on your driving test though! Keep it up!

Anxiety is rough…I often struggle with it, but am glad you’re doing so much better!

Posted on March 17th, 2017, at 4:40 PM by Gillan.

I’m glad you’re doing better little by little each day! As they say, one step at a time :)
I also hate wasting my time doing nothing when I know I could do productive work. Maybe you can find things to do while on your General Surgery rotation? Or do they not permit that? Either way, I hope time goes faster :)
Congrats on your driving licence theoretical exam and good luck on your practical test! I’m sure you’ll do great
I haven’t seen the other shows but I love Stranger Things. Halloween is so far away! 😊

Posted on March 18th, 2017, at 7:30 AM by Adrianne.

Good to hear you’re doing well, and again, thanks for the handwriting challenge tag. :D

I started to look into joining local chapters too, and I do plan on attending more of them. My experience with a much more local GDI (Girl Develop It) chapter last month was really inspiring, so much that I look forward for their future activities. There are volunteering opportunities that would benefit me with my job hunting in web development. Teaching a class in web development (even if it’s just basic HTML/CSS) for those interested in transitioning their careers sound really fun and rewarding.

Looking forward for your updates (not just the content of the blog, but about you as well) as they come. ^_^

Posted on March 22nd, 2017, at 12:33 AM by Michelle.

I am glad that you’re doing better in your exams and were able to retake the exam. Yeah, you told me about getting your life back from panic attacks and I am so proud. I am happy that you’re doing more and taking control back because letting anxiety rule is no way to live.

Hugs. Good luck on your practical exam!

Posted on March 23rd, 2017, at 6:38 AM by Jolene.

Six hours doing nothing sounds wasteful, I hope that will change for you soon, you can not learn something by not doing anything. I have really bad anxiety/panic attacks as well, I am diagnosed with panic disorder and it is the main thing that I am on disability for. Several years ago I was also diagnosed with agoraphobia and was house bound for an entire year, therapy helped me pull through that and I hope that your attacks get better over time.

Posted on April 3rd, 2017, at 11:24 AM by Claudine.

Congratulations on your progress and I’m glad that you’re doing better and getting your life back. Keep up the good work! :)

Ugh, I hate those times when I do nothing at work. I mean, it’s nice for a while but when you know you’re going to do nothing all day, every day, it can really suck out your energy and make you lose your motivation.