I’m spending the week in Chicago for a service learning volunteer trip sponsored by a University of Michigan organization. Today was our day off, so we spent it shopping down the Magnificent Mile and visiting the Millennium Park! Tomorrow is our first day on the volunteering job. We’re helping out at the Asian Youth Services in uptown Chicago… I really am excited to meet the kids and I’m pumped to help organize and help out as much as I can!
We also visited Water Tower Place’s Sephora, and I had some fun messing around with the free make-up testers. I really need to get an income so I can indulge myself in some clothes, make-up, and video games… Next door to Water Tower Place is the Hancock Building where the famous Cheesecake Factory is located! For a hefty price of around $7 a slice, the cheesecake there is the most amazing cheesecake you will ever eat in your LIFE, guaranteed.
Everyone is always telling you to “do what makes you happy,” or “take the classes you want to take and you enjoy.” That’s such a load of crap! If it were that easy then I would have taken at least ONE cell/molecular biology course by now in my first three semesters in college.
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I think Dr. House may be like, the epitome of what I want to be. Well, in an exaggerated fashion.
Sure, I love biology and medicine and all, but I am not a people person. Me and social relationships just don’t go well together. In fact, I think I have the same mindset as House in the fact that everyone lies. I am completely skeptical of everything people say, especially if it’s on the Internet - to a crazy extent. Honestly, I don’t want to deal with patients face to face. It would just simplify things to work behind the scenes and eliminate subjective factors by treating the patient as… well… just a patient.
And he’s happy with that. Well, not necessarily happy per say, but satisfied with living that way. My psychology professor described it as being a “happy hermit.” Of course, I wish I could be content with that, but humans have social needs and “happy hermits” are kind of unrealistic (save a few exceptions).
He’s also a genius. I would love to have that kind of mental genius, but unfortunately, I wasn’t born with an IQ of 200. A girl can dream, though, right?
But damn, is he a sexy doctor.
This is so ridiculous! It is so hard to get into “flow” mode… when you’re just on top of everything and you get stuff done and you don’t necessarily feel motivated but you’re just doing things and not really thinking about it. I usually catch the stream at random spasms of time during the year. Heck, I was in the game last week with everything, especially for my organic chemistry exam earlier this week, but as soon as Monday hit it was like —- well… I don’t really feel like doing… anything. No, this isn’t your usual not-out-of-the-ordinary procrastination episode, but I literally don’t feel like doing ANYTHING. I don’t feel like gaming (which is extremely weird to begin with), Internet browsing, watching TV/movies, eating, animating, writing, reading, nothing. Sleeping I guess is something I do want to do, but you can only sleep for so much when you’re mentally/physically healthy…
Or am I healthy?! College breeds bad habits, and I am so glad my body loves me or else I would have gained like 20 pounds by now. Freshman 15 exists, people. I think I spend the majority of my money ordering food to the dorm at 2 or 3 AM in the morning. This is what you get for hanging out with the guys - their stomachs.
I may not be a boy genius, or a physics geek, or a soulful worshiper of Einstein, but I am a fan of Dexter’s Laboratory, and I do feel a slight feeling of academic failure at this point in time.
My second semester of college is wrapping up - classes end in two weeks and I’ll be home in three. It’s kind of crazy. I’m not ready to leave (I’m ready to be done with school though) and I’m not ready for the summer.
I know I shouldn’t be complaining about this, but it just makes me feel better when I do. It’s soooo not fair that easier colleges have easier coursework and exam material than we do. It also bothers me how students with non-science majors have awesome schedules and so much time and love their lives. And it really bothers me when someone is complaining about something stupid like not having a notecard for their exam… welcome to college, honey.
In my last psychology lecture, my professor talked about how humans are social people, and how it was really rare to find a truly happy hermit. I wish I could be a happy hermit… it would be easier for me, but I’m too needy, dang it!
I hate when people tell me I’ll change my mind, or that I won’t persevere and I’ll just back out. Don’t tell me what I can’t do. Tell that to my face when I prove you wrong.
I like to think I was this cute when I was a little girl…
There is so much snow outside, finally! Is this the Michigan winter I have come to know?
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Only because this reminds me of Pixar’s “Up” …