The other week, the class were stuck inside for their lunchtime due to the heat. 🔥 When walking around supervising mine and another class, I noticed two students in my class working together pretending to be teachers, talking about the learning we have been doing. I stood there and froze, being so proud to see the students choosing to do this in their own time, expanding their knowledge and skills. What a proud moment it was! 😄
3 93 hours ago
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I haven't posted in a long time as this school year has been crazy busy! We are expanding and the construction is beyond chaos! Yet our school has been great in working together to help eachother out! Although, through it all, I'm back (kind of) and I couldn't think of a better post to make!
My ratbag year 2s are working on neatness in their bookwork. With just one week, this student made a huge difference in her spacing out and neatness of work. When I first spoke to them about it, the student got emotional saying they felt "silly" for giving messy work. The following week, we had a different emotion and it was safe to say they were very proud of their achievements and dedication to their work! ✅😁
2 193 hours ago
If you can’t believe in yourself, who else will?? I decided to push my self as much as I could go this morning in my workout—work off all the emotions I’ve had lately with stress, with anxiety. I was able to push past my self limits that I thought I had!! To say I’m proud of myself is an understatement...I’ve never been this emotional after a workout and there were definitely tears this morning!♥️
“Girl, wash yo face!” This ran through my mind as I was walking up the stairs to my bedroom. I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m disillusioned. But as long as I can wash my face tonight, I’ll be alright. It means I still got some fight left in me. I read an article a while back that stated that PhD students have a high level of depression and suicidal thoughts, well, put some maters students in that category, too. I’m not suicidal, but I often feel like I’ve been driven to the brink of madness, sometimes losing my sense of self and of reality. Being in a masters program in a department for which the masters is the highest degree offered means you’re treated like a PhD student. So naturally my anxiety and, dare I say it, moments of depression seem apropos. But I fucking washed my face tonight. So there’s that. And if you’re wondering what the image is about, I don’t really know. I need some inspiration in my life and this seemed fitting. #graduatestudent#latenightmusings#microbiology#masters#thesis#research#melancholy#anxiety#tired#inspiration
2 139 hours ago
1 710 hours ago
Remembering that sometimes ya gotta take life in strides. Been super overwhelmed in switching rotations, supervisors, peer supervisors, teaching new groups, doing new EBPs, and trying to keep up with all these new demands placed on me with little time. Remember all We can do is our best and that’ll just have to be enough. 🏳️ #giftofgrace
I am still filled with gratitude and pride - especially since I didn’t forget my name on stage.
But in all seriousness, hearing comments from my students and being in a room filled with Inspiring and energetic professors was a great end of year pick-me-up to give me the energy and motivation to power through these next few crazy weeks.
Doubling down on school now but I’ve set myself up for a summer set up to let me catch up on work and life outside of school. Let’s get it!