Whew, it’s been a while! The last time I was here I was talking about panicking for my upcoming MCAT date. Well, it’s over now and as expected, I didn’t do as well as I wanted. I didn’t do too bad either, but I definitely will be holding off on applying to grad schools for now. Most people would have postponed their exam date, but at that point, it was a little too late for me to receive a partial refund. During the test, I felt good. I wasn’t getting burnt out like I was during my practice tests. I thought I could actually do it. The most grueling thing about this whole experience was waiting for my score. I tried to distract myself with school and work, but that wasn’t working. I came to the realization that no matter what my score was, I would have to hustle.
Now that I’ve gotten my score back, I’ve decided to just finish strong in school and worry about the MCAT later. After graduation, I’m going to take a year to work on getting some clinical experience and prep to retake the exam. I’m a firm believer in things happening for a reason so I’ve been taking things in stride. Strangely enough, I feel a little more motivated and excited about the future. I’ve jotted down a few ideas for the blog, hopefully, I’ll be able to hold myself accountable to create the content.
This semester has been rough. I took the MCAT at the end of the first week and everything sort of went downhill from there. I have a part-time job working with kids at our local gym and it has been tiring. By the time I get off, I come home and don’t want to do anything. I’m behind on all of my readings and I’m sure it’s gonna bite me in my a** in the next couple of weeks. To be honest, I’m just now getting out of the funk. I’ve got some fun trips lined up for this year, so I definitely have some things to look forward to. Most importantly, I graduate on May 9th so the countdown begins!