Today’s inane image of the day:
|It has been amazing to have Mike around! Sadly, I said my goodbyes to him early this afternoon [but he’ll be back in mid-December!].|
Although cliche, I think it’s important to reflect upon the things that I am thankful for:
- My family. They have been supportive, loving and incredible throughout my entire life. My parents gave me a comfortable upbringing that they could only dream of having themselves — I am thankful for everything they have given me. Furthermore, being close to home has given me the opportunity to be a part of and contribute to my little brother’s maturation into a respectable young man.
- My boyfriend. Mike has truly been a pillar of support throughout the last 21 months. He saw that I got through my relatively rough application cycle and has been there to listen to my endless number of school-related rants. Although long distance has been and still is extraordinarily difficult, each time he comes home to visit, I am thankful for the limited time we have together [plus, it reminds me why I decided to do this whole LDR thing in the first place!].
- My friends. One of my oldest and bestest [yes, I am aware that this is not a word] friends came home to visit and we caught up a couple of nights ago. Spending quality time with any of my friends always lifts my spirits and I am really thankful for time spent with them.
- My health. Being in medical school really makes you realize how fortunate it is to be in good health. I am immensely thankful for my strong immune system.
- My school. Last night, Mike reminded me of how he encouraged me to submit the OUWB secondary application in the days preceding the deadline — well I’m thankful that he did because I could not imagine being anywhere else! My peers, professors and the material have been nothing short of remarkable and I am thankful for the opportunity to be here.
Today’s medical school fact of the day: “The brain is surrounded by 3 layers of membranes [meninges] [listed here from superficial to deep]: dura mater, arachnoid mater and pia mater.” — Gray’s Anatomy for Students