Quick blog post before lunch! Have got to be way more efficient this school year :’)
I love my classes this semester! I have narrowed my course load down to 17 credit hours: Bio of Infectious Diseases, Conservation Bio, Physics: Mechanics, Intro to Applied Stats, and Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity in Health.
Three random things I have learned thus far in the past week:
1. Paul Farmer is my new idol. Look him up here.
2. Dropping things (classes, commitments, etc.) can be OK. I normally despise the idea of “giving up” on anything, but I have come to recognize that prioritization is a lesson in personal growth.
3. Take advantage of those one-hour breaks between classes or meetings, even if that one hour is spent responding to emails or getting halfway through your reading for a class. I typically spend these one-hour breaks reviewing my class notes (trying out the “studying 20-30 minutes a day/class” strategy this semester).
P.S. Stay tuned for the big announcement about the GB May 2015 brigade!