Thursday, July 31, 2008

Done..... for now!

As of today about an hour ago I became a degree holding adult. I have just completed my AA degree. We all know that this degree means nothing more than a mere stepping stone for my Bachelors but I tell you it feels really good to have it. I can now officially be called PRE-MED!!!! Yeah for me!!! So I finished today and tomorrow I start studying for my MCAT's. So here's how I did this semester:

  1. Anatomy & Physiology A
  2. Analytical Geometry and Calculus B
  3. Renaissance and Baroque Humanities B
  4. Developmental Psychology B

Right now I feel on top of the world and completely ready to start the next step towards my journey!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Not so good at this yet....

I guess I am going to start this post saying that I am not really good at this whole blog thing yet. I keep reading other people's blogs and they are all filled with these meaningful well thought out posts and I just can't figure out what to write about most days. I'm not sure if my lack of something to say comes from not taking a whole lot of time to absorb anything other than school or stuff going on with my family. I'm not sure what to make of that, but I guess it will come to me or I will just get better at this whole blogging thing as I gain a little more experience with it. I do have to be honest though, I am by all means a science and math girl and have never been very good at putting my thoughts into words. Either way, I do promise to do my best to get better at this.

On the school front, things are going well this semester luckily. I had a Calculus test and an Anatomy Practical today. I do not know yet how I did on the Calculus exam, but I am pretty certain I did well. I have always been good at math primarily because I enjoy it, but honestly I am drained with all the math classes already and luckily this will be my last math class that is required. Don't get me wrong I do not mind doing math; I just don't want to have to take another math class. Calculus is making my brain numb. The lab practical today was on the heart, endocrine, and digestive systems and I GOT A 100%. Yeah for me!!!! I was so happy. Now it's time for me to get ready for the lecture exam on the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. I do well with the lecture exams, meaning I have an average in the high 90's but this for me is a little more nerve racking. Lecture is just harder for me which means that I will start hitting the books tonight. I have studied some already but I must really concentrate on only that till Tuesday. I have to manage to get some time put into Developmental Psych, but that is the class I am the least worried about at the moment. Besides,,, I HATE THAT CLASS!!

My second munchkin, my Y2K baby will be turning 8 years old on the Fourth of July. Of course that gives our crazy Hispanic family two reasons to party so there will be about 50 people all getting together at my sister's house that day. Pretty much it's all of the first cousin's and their family's getting together. My sister and her husband will be throwing the party at their place. I can't wait for this party… I will blog all about it to tell everyone how it all went. Should be good though, there is going to be plenty of liquor, food, and a pool; besides, my sister throws the best parties ever! I can't wait, it will be a nice reward after all these tests I've had the last few days.

Please if anyone reads this and has any suggestions for me to improve my blog please, please let me know.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

This is me, completely imperfect, but totally me!

So, this is my first blog ever so please be kind,,,, here goes...

Who am I?

I am a 30 year old mother of 4 children (3 girls and a little boy) living in sin (not legally married and exactly how I like it) with my husband a very talented fashion photographer. So what makes me different than your typical soccer mom?

I'm Pre-Med!
So I'm guessing you want to know what made me want to start this crazy journey? Funny you should ask 'cause I was about to tell you! :P
The Preamble...
I dropped out of high school in my senior year of high school ranking in the top 5% of my class and got my GED. Stupid I know,, but it's what I did. I attempted college a few times but it never seemed to work out very well. I knew I loved medicine way back then and I thought my future was neurosurgery but I couldn't manage to get through English Comp I so I convinced myself that I would never make it in medicine and put it out of my head. So low and behold, I meet my first husband and have my first two kids and in the meantime get my degree in Culinary Arts, which was a job I like but never loved. So a divorce, a new relationship and now 2 more kids later and here I am with an extremely supportive husband and a family of four.
So what made me decide Pre-Med?
Not quite a year ago I decided to start school at a community college looking to see if I could maybe pass the pre-req's for my AS in Nursing. I started off slow because with 4 kids who would have thought I could handle more than that. After talking with a few nurses who told me that my AS in nursing was a waste of time and I should get my BSN I changed my major. My first semester went well, but I found that I loved what I was doing so much that 8 credit hours just wasn't enough.... so the next semester with no support from my counselors I took 18 credit hours, and my first science class. I was in love! I couldn't get enough, so I talked to my sister and brother-in-law who are both physicians and asked what they thought if I changed my major to Pre-Med. I wish I could post a picture of there faces.... LOL... thank God I gave them each a couple Margarita's before we started this little chat 'cause I think my brother-in-law would have had a coronary infraction without the loose feelings the liquor was inducing. Let's just say liquor or not they sobered up quick... told me I was crazy to even consider it with the 4 kids....but they came around about 2 days later and said that I should go for it.
So now, I have averaged about about 18 to 21 credit hours (5-6 classes) a semester and will finish my AA in about six weeks all within less than a year. I start my Bachelor's in Molecular and Microbiology for Pre-professionals this fall. I can't wait... Immunology, Hematology, exciting.
As for my kids,,, they are so proud of their Mommy! Surprisingly enough, my two school age daughters have actually become better students since I started school.... amazing what setting an example will do.