Weekends are by far the best part of the week. However, as any graduate student would attest, weekends are usually full of exuberantly large amounts of school work. Tampa is abuzz with things to do right now because it's Superbowl weekend. The weather has actually cooled off to a decent temperature. There are movies galore that I would love to see. There are craft and sewing projects calling my name. All I can think about is curling up on the couch with Heaven and reading magazines.
Unfortunately, doctor school has invented a cruel torture know as the Clinical Competency Exam. The fate of my entire year of diagnostic training rests in the hands of the CCE. If I don't pass, I have to complete another full year of diagnostic clinical training, which means an extra year of school. Stress inducing, yes. The CCE isn't really a traditional exam...it's more of a case presentation. And it is LOADS and LOADS and LOADS of work. So I will be stuck inside all weekend scoring assessments, conceptualizing data, transcribing client interactions, forming hypotheses, and writing reports. Sigh.
One of my classmates was watching a special on the history channel, and apparently all of these philosophers and scientists have predicted that the world could end in December 2012 due to some crazy cosmic event. So my classmate and I were discussing how we are officially done with school in 2012, and how it would really suck if we've wasted all these years becoming doctors only to have the world end. That's the kind of stuff I'm thinking about today while I longingly gaze outside. But "this too shall pass", right?
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Posted by Lacey at 12:48 PM