This isn't exactly new to me, but I haven't posted much in the past year - mostly because I had no pharmacy news/too busy doing pharmacy/work stuff to write my opinions blah blah blah.
This year has been interesting - in that I'm busy *all the time* with school work. Yes, I have days off, but I have 2 jobs because someone has to pay tuition and well, let's face it, my roommates aren't gonna do it. It's been interesting because I've been doing everything I can to keep my life in balance - I still go hunting with my best friend on the weekends and I still talk to my girlfriend as much as I can.
But it's taken a toll on my grades. I've got a B in one class and a C in another. While this isn't a big deal at all, it's a bit of a wake-up call to me. I view this year as the year I decide what is actually important to me and what I can slack off on - and time and time again I choose my friends and girlfriend above my school-work.
Maybe it's because I know I'll be fine with school. It's not like I'm going to fail - I'm still getting A's in most my classes, it's just the classes that require extra work that I'm struggling a bit in - It's that I would rather spend my time shooting ducks with my roommate or Skyping with my girlfriend than memorizing chemo treatments for NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer).
So... No, I'm not going to be the encyclopedia of knowledge my professors want me to be when I get out of school. However, I will know where to find/look up all that information, AND I'll still have my best friends and girlfriend in my life.
I think I'll be OK. Don't you?