Day 35: Making progress

Today’s inane image of the day:

Ahhh! There are various strains of gram positive bacteria on my kitchen counter!
…oh, wait, I put those there…

By putting post-it notes of the various bacterial strains that I need to know a little too much about [well, actually, I’m glad I know all of this now so that I can stop eating and touching anything since it is all COVERED WITH MICROBES!], I am not really accomplishing much… except maybe reminding myself that this surface has probably come in contact with many of the microbes that I’m currently learning about. I think it’s time to pull out those Lysol disinfectant wipes for the 100th time today…

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Imposter phenomenon

Today’s inane [except not so inane to me] image of the day:

I was greeted with this thoughtful sticky when I came in this morning — thank you!

From my image above, you may have deduced that today was my last day working as an Engineering Intern at Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (CVS). It has been an enlightening, interesting, learning and relatively fun experience. While I’ve complained a few too many times to Mike about an uncomfortable chair or tired eyes, I would not have traded this opportunity for anything else the summer before starting medical school. In the end, I will be enter the medical profession with the knowledge that there are incredible people behind the development and production of some of our most relied-upon medical devices. As physicians, we depend on them to innovate often and consistently produce quality products to keep our patients safe.

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Finding inspiration

I am pretty obsessed with mini-post-it notes… and leaving little surprises for people to start their day with [since I get to work way before anyone else]. Hence, today’s inane image of the day:

I like leaving little notes  with fun facts or quotes like the one shown above for my co-workers.
Everyone hits a wall of non-productivity every once in a while — sometimes it is just hard to find a reason to keep studying, working or doing menial tasks around the house. Admittedly, I find that this slump comes around a lot more often than I’d like — without deadlines or someone breathing down my back, I find that procrastination gets the better of me and I end up scrambling at the last minute to finish tasks.

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