Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lesson of the Week: Do What You Have to Do

So, today wrapped up my second week of school. As I mentioned in my last post, since I realized my passion and goal to become a doctor a few months ago, I have a hard time participating in anything that is not medical related. Case in point: Social Values in Mass Communication. I have this class Wednesday nights from 8pm-10pm & Saturdays 1pm-5pm. This quarter(which is over in 6 weeks)Ii'm also taking a Health class from 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays and 8am-12pm on Saturdays, The health class I am completely in love with and love attending that class every day, because it's something I'm actually interested in. This mass communication class is so incredibly boring to me that it's a struggle for me to sit in class and actually absorb, or pretend I'm interested, in the knowledge.

Today after health class I went to Trader Joe's to grab some lunch and get some groceries. I had already made up in my mind that I was not going to that boring Mass Communication class. I just could not fathom spending my Saturday afternoon in that class for 4 as I was driving back to my house...I realized that we all have to do things we don't want to do, but have to do to achieve our goals. This class, is unfortunately a required class for me to transfer to the university and I realized that I needed to suck it up and do what I have to do to transfer, complete my bachelors, and get into med school.

So I rushed home, threw my groceries into my fridge, grabbed two bananas, and sped to class, because I didn't want to be late. I swerve into a parking spot on two wheels, grab my laptop, jump out of my car and book it into the classroom. It was empty. So I'm thinking "What the hell?!?! Was it cancelled?!??! Did we get switched to a new room?!?!" So I feverishly pull out my smart phone and load up my schedule and I see that we are still in the same room. I don't see a cancellation notice. I walk around the building and I don't see any of the 100+ students in my class standing around anywhere. I pass by this older guy, who looked like the professor of the class, but I wasn't quite sure, so I didn't say anything. It's currently 12:06pm, and I thought the class started at 12pm, so I double checked my schedule again and realized it started at 1pm. I exhale a sigh of relief and go take a nap in my car until 12:56pm and went to class. Once again, boring as hell, not even remotely interesting, so I spent most of the 4hrs online looking at pictures of surgical procedures and reading articles regarding anesthesia. We took a quiz at some point. It was common sense questions that any person who watches the news, reads a newspaper or news articles online would be able to answer fairly easily. I bolted right after the quiz and was proud of myself for sticking through it, so I rewarded myself with a 90minute massage...which was sooooo freaking amazing.

So, lesson learned: Do what you have to do, in order to achieve the goals you have set, and if you are good, you treat yourself to a fabulous massage from William! :)


  1. Just wanted to say congrats on pursuing your dream! Takes a lot of courage to change careers like that. I'm a bit of a non-trad myself, with 2 kids. Good luck!

  2. Thanks Sam! Go non-trads lol! Every day I despise my job more and more, and looking forward to the day when I tell them: "Shove it! I'm going to med school!" lol.