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All went well, and overall life is good. Today in class, we had to do one of those getting-to-know-you thingys, and where it asked what my long-term goal was, I wrote: Save the world and make a living too.

Really, that's what it boils down to.

I think that the first half of the semester will be fine, and I think that the second half of the semester will be stressful -- because now we're doing Mental Health and that's my shtick, and next is pediatrics, where I have to memorize a bunch of stuff (vital signs for each age group, and the dreaded lab result ranges) and memorization is difficult with this swiss cheese brain of mine. We shall see; I'm very willful.

Schedule-wise, I'll be working at the jail clinic on Saturday, Sunday, and Mondays, and going to class on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 0900 to 1200, with odd simulation labs and Leadership Seminars on Thursdays, and a twelve hour clinical at the psych ward on Fridays.

I'm going to be spending Tues, Wed, and Thur at my grandson's school, from 1300-1600, helping in class and helping out after school with a homework club and maybe teaching some flute.

Anyway, so far, so good.

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Date: 2017-01-11 03:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Holding my thumbs for you, for the whole semester.

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Date: 2017-01-14 02:04 am (UTC)
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If you can start memorizing now, it will help. And if you can make a lot of associations with something, it's easier to reach for it in your brain. Pictures of your (and "your") children at those ages (no disrespect intended by the quotes - just acknowledging that not all came from your body), reasons why those vitals are JUST RIGHT for that age, sketches of the toddler, running from the rectal thermometer with lines - where? At the temperature boundaries.

Knowing how you learn and remember helps, too. Some people learn better with pictures they draw; I suck at drawing so bad I can't use that. Others like to mind map but can do it with a text or tree structure; others through repetition and stubbornness.

(Um. And giving advice is how I say "I love you, darlin', and hope your dreams come true." Let me know if it's ever unwelcome.)

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