Posts Tagged ‘school’
Still hanging on!
So a while back I was “talking” (does one talk in a blog?) about my experiences in going back to school, well I’m still here and still kicking, and trust me it’s not getting any easer, but then again I never thought it would. Like all things in life it seams the things that are best for us are the ones that we have to work for, its just dumb luck when we get the things we need and don’t have to work for them, not that this out look will stop me from buying my lottery tickets from time to time, hey some one has to win , why not me?
For me the strangest thing it that I’m doing as well I am ,not to say I thought that I wouldn’t be doing badly , but I really had no idea how well I would be doing, and at times being pissed off at myself for not doing better!
Let me explain, way back when, (20 years or so ago!) when I was in high school, I just really didn’t give a dam, I just floated though my classes just doing enough to get by and make due, that fact that I never, and I mean never did any kind of home work speaks volumes here, at times I am amazed that I have done as well as I have, well it did take me 7 years to get my grade 12 diploma, and trust me I glad I did.
I can understand getting an 89 in drama class, but how the hell did I get a 98 in human physiology?!
I know that I found that course interesting and it caught my imagination, but really a 98? I still don’t get it.
Now I curse my self and feel guilty if I get lazy and don’t spend more time doing home work, while doing hematology, I didn’t get to study as much as I wanted to and fell behind, I ended up getting a 78 on the final exam and a 98 on the practical exam (I got to draw blood and play around with it), and I was upset that I didn’t get a better mark, and only because I didn’t study as much as I would have liked to!
Funny how things change in 20 years, I still don’t know how some of my class mates do it , with jobs , kids and long commutes, like I have said before I am in awe of these people. I guess I should be in awe of my self as well, it just seams strange that I am doing as well as I am, my wife on the other hand is very proud of me and keeps telling me , just one of the reasons that I love her so much.
So this week we start a new section and now I an armed with not only a venipuncture kit, I now have a blood pressure cuff as well as a stethoscope , so be afraid, be very afraid I may be coming to a medical near you !
Well enough of this fun I need to get back to the books.
If you ever want to get inspired just look around you.
I did that today while I was in class and I realized there are people here that are doing something phenomenal, they are going back to school.
Ok I know that sounds simple, and to a degree it is, just go back to school show up and do the work, it’s not like we’re in high school; this is the real deal and dam hard. That’s what you get when you take a two year course and cram it in to 8 months!
Some days I wonder what the hell I’ve gotten myself into?!
These are people who have families to take care of, jobs to do and in some cases traveling two hours to get to school, one way!
And why are they doing this? To better themselves, to get a better job, to improve their lives.
None of these people have to be here, they chose to be here, and trust me this is no pick nick, and this is really requiring some very hard work, anyone who was around last few weeks and saw my remarks on Twitter about medical terminology and the digestive system knows what Im talking about
Now Im sure they could have just sat back and taken any old job, you know ,just make ends meet, go in and do your hours and take your pay , but for whatever reason they have taken the hard road, or perhaps I should say the high road.
Even out teacher who left a 20 year career to star a new career to teach us how to be good lab tecs, I‘m not sure if she’s crazy ,brave or both, talk about a leap of faith!
So I guess we’ll are going for the big win so to speak, ok I know that sounds corny but think about it, we do so many things the easy way these days, microwave your dinner, express checkout ,ATM banking, fast food, if there is a quick and easy to do things we as humans will find it , I do believe it is in our DNA, by the way I learned what DNA stands for but don’t ask me to pronouns it , I just get tongue tied.
But these folks are doing it the hard way, and dam that impresses the hell out of me!
Like I said they could have taken the easy way out, but didn’t, that really does say a lot.
Impressive and inspiring to boot!