Dental School is Ongoing (I Don’t Want to Jinx Anything)
Finals are done. I am assuming I passed them all, because I haven’t heard otherwise. Our college has a pass/fail system and doesn’t generally give us our grades, which I find totally annoying, so we often don’t get any feedback unless there’s a problem. And then the feedback is often not even CLOSE to being timely. Ah, the joys.
As for the big licensing exams I wrote back at the beginning of March, I found out that I passed:
Again, no scores were released, but I definitely will NOT have to be rewriting the darn thing. When I got the e-mail and logged in to get my results, I was so excited that I literally jumped up and down. More than once, actually. I’m not sure I’m actually a grown up.
While I’m done the didactic component of dental school, I’m still working on some of my clinical work. It seems like it’s never going to end, though I should be done everything in the next two weeks. I’m not looking forward too much because I don’t want to jinx it. Again, as I write about “jinxing” things, I’m not sure I’m actually a grown up.
I’m going back to my physiotherapist tomorrow to start rehabbing my left IT band in earnest. I started running again a few weeks ago (more walking than running, because I am mostly UNfit right now), but my left hip and knee definitely were worse for wear after I started running, so I figured I’d better leave it until after meeting with my PT. I am really looking forward to getting some miles under my soles, but I also really don’t want to make my injury any worse than it is. My left hip and IT band have definitely been bothering me for the past few months, even when I haven’t been running, so I’m pretty sure I’ve got some muscular imbalances that I need to deal with – it’s not just about running anymore.
As for good news, I’ve started focusing on my eating this week. I have:
- started food journaling
- increased my intake of veggies and fruits
- cut back on eating out
- been making better choices when I have eaten out
- decreased my portion sizes
- started limiting my treats
The scale has started to move downward, which is good, because I looked back at my fitness log from last summer, and I gained over 10 pounds since the start of the school year at end of August last year. Definitely not good.
I am absolutely knackered, so I’ve gotta sign off and go to bed. Did I mention I seem to be waking up every morning between 5 and 5:30am for some reason and can’t got back to sleep because I’m feeling stressed out? You’d think the stress would have ended after exams, but not so much. I’ve been worried about finishing my clinical requirements. Oh, and did I mention I’m in the process of buying a dental clinic? Because, you know, I guess I didn’t want the stress to end – ha! Anyway, can’t get into details yet, but holy smokes, I do feel like I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate. Still, it’s less stressful than it was back in February, so that’s something.
What do you do when you can’t sleep but don’t want to get up yet?