Friday, June 01, 2007

Eaglestar's Dilemma: Study for finals, or see his child?

With this whole studying for finals thing going on, especially now that classes are over and I am leaving my study books at school because all I do at home is sleep (and I wonder why I go all the way home just to do that - why not sleep on the clinical skills practise beds!), I feel like I've been fairly disconnected from my family, my friends outside of med school, and heck, even a large number of my med school classmates that choose to hole up in a study room other than my own.

Turns out I'm not the only one that feels this way.

In a rare study break opportunity, when my attention-deficit was getting the better of me, I turned to a friend in my class that I was studying with... we'll call him Eaglestar (hey, again, as is my policy with classmate aliases - he chose his own), and asked him about his son, who was just born a couple months ago.

"Hey, Eaglestar, how's your son doing?"

He lifted his shoulders in the air.

"Who knows!"

We all had a good laugh about it, but we probably should have been crying. In fact, I've decided that anybody in my class that I see smiling is simply neurotic...there is no joy right now!

Yep, guess I'm not the only one who feels disconnected from anything not med school.


Anonymous said...

Can we add "overwhelmed" to "disconnected"? Thanks.


Anonymous said...

How sad. Yet another reason to hold off on Vitum Jr. for a few more years.

Anonymous said...

First of all, "Eaglestar" - what was he thinking? I mean seriously. Why not the "Pixy Dust Fairy" or "The Littlest Cutest Lavender Dinosaur." Perhaps he had an acute case of bilateral orchid droppus inshowerus.

Family vs. Med School. Relationship vs. Med School. Life vs. Med School.

So far: Med School 3, everything else 0.

-George; u see, know that's a man's name.

Anonymous said...

Tell that to George Elliot.