|Education:||High school, Some college, School of life|
|Race/lineage:||White / Caucasian|
|Location:||United States, Montana|
|Height:||5' 3" (160 cm)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Auburn|
|Hair Style:||Straight - Medium|
|Piercing Info:||ears only|
|Relationship Status:||Single - Never Married|
|Astrological Sign:||Cancer (June 22 - July 22)|
|Exercise:||Walking to the car only|
|Books:||Twilight, Gone with the Wind, Countdown, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, House of Israel Series|
|Authors:||Jodi Piccoult, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Stephenie Meyer, Flannery O'Connor, Betsy Brannon Green, Anita Stansfield, Clair Poulson|
|Music Genres:||Pretty much anything but rap|
|Bands/Artists:||Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Paul Cardall, Hilary Duff, Lara Fabian, Fall Out Boy, Josh Groban, Hootie & the Blowfish, Billy Joel, The Judds, Josh Kelley, The Killers, John Mayer, Motion City Soundtrack, Rascal Flatts, Jon Schmidt, Stereofuse, Westlife, Yellowcard|
|TV Shows:||Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, House, The OC, Grey's Anatomy, Trauma in the ER, Crossing Jordan, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Justice|
|Movies:||United 93, Capote, Goodnight and Good Luck, New York Doll, Gone with the Wind, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Brokedown Palace, Apollo 13, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Mississippi Burning, Saints and Soldiers, |
|Sports:||Gymnastics, Jazz/Hip-hop dancing|
|Drink:||Diet Pepsi, coffee|
|Quotes:||Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole. --William S. Burroughs|
Last Friday afternoon -- after working with
dark, depressed, obnoxious, teenagers -- I went to lunch, pulled out my
Blackberry, and had an email from the Wake Forest University School of
Medicine. Holy crap.
The most I could read was "We are pleased". Then my eyes hurt. But that was all I needed to see.
Today, I Priority mailed my letter of acceptance back to the University. I'm going to medical school! Squee!!
4 and counting...
So now I have four interviews! Utah, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington. I'm super excited, but the anxiety is starting to set in. Trying to book all my flights was a pain. I haven't even thought about hotels, which I will for sure need in at least two of the four locations. And rental cars! I can barely get around Billings... I'm not sure how I'll do in other cities, but I really think I need to drive myself and not rely on others or public transportation. But it's getting expensive, too. Suck.
But I'm stoked for the interviews. If I can nail them (which means know health...
Viva La Vida!
It's been a stressful few weeks. Work has been enough to almost make me cry on a couple occasions. I must learn to better utilize my coping skills... But I think I might be finally moving through the crap. And there is an amazingly bright spot amid the anxiety: I have my first invitation to interview!! The med school applications were not a complete and total waste this year because I actually have an interview! AHHHHHH!!! I still can't believe it. Hopefully the invitations will start pouring in now that the holidays are over. It could actually happen... I've only received rejections from 2...
food for thought
Select quotes from Edward Murrow, American journalist. This man said some amazing things during his time. I'm continually discovering that many of his quotes are relevant to America today.
"The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in
that order…. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want
to be loved.
"The politician is … trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend
to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may
later return to wound him."
--Edward R. Murrow--
Address at London Guildhall (19 October 1959)