current location: campus
current mood: distressed
current song: Awake - Josh Groban
By next year, if I'm going to get into med school after I graduate, I need to apply by next year. NEXT YEAR. This semester and next year to boost my grades up even higher. To co-author a paper. To do...
Well, better start writing down what I need to do.
- Find a research lab in the area with the potential to co-author a paper
- Take some summer courses to take the strain off of the fall courses (plan to take physics and english this semester, or maybe another GPA-boosting class)
- Look into what is needed for grad/medical schools and plan financial aid/academic steps for last 2 years
And...I guess it won't be so bad to apply after I graduate. I don't know what I want to do after all. I want to be a doctor of some sort - PhD or medical doctor. Not vet school like I thought of before...for personal reasons. I almost wish I was in a major that would lock me into something. All these choices...how do I know if I'm making the right one?
What do I even want to do? I thought I wanted to become a doctor...and maybe I still do - but...there's so much...
I just need to talk to my parents lol, they're good at advice. :D Vacation will give me enough time to vent my frustrations. I was talking to my friends, and I was trying to figure out just why I want to be a doctor. It's not for the money...really, it's not. I can get a PhD and really do my best and make a good amount of money to keep me going, and to raise a family - which is what I want to do at one point in my life, when I'm ready. But I know I want to help people - I want to help this place, this world that I love with the people I love. But...how?
On a separate note... =D my friend just sent me the BEST present ever, out of the blue, and it totally saved me this week from having a mental "crash". Two boxes of things he bought me in HK. TWO! Big boxes with the little stuff I love. :D :D :D He's the best!!!! I can't even say...I was sitting there and smiling.
And I almost passed out this morning for no reason, it was frightening. I was lightheaded going down the stairs from my TAs office too, good thing my friend and V-man was there.