|♥ Family Love ♥|
The past few days have been extremely busy, but so productive! A few weeks ago, a current GA-PCOM medical student posted on SDN that they were looking to rent out their townhouse, and I was lucky enough to see it and respond right when it was posted. Since it was Mardi Gras weekend and my daughter did not have to return to school until today, I decided this past weekend would be the best time to take the drive to Georgia and check it out. Not only is the house perfect for me, but it is literally less than half a mile from the school I will be attending! So needless to say, the lease has been signed and I will be moving in on July 1st :-) He also gave me some really good advice about classes and threw in a couple of anatomy and dissection books. I am just so happy that I no longer have to worry about looking for a place to live, and I’m even more excited to be renting from a fellow medical student and an extremely nice person.
I can’t visit Georgia without seeing family, so I also took the time to do some bonding with my little brother and sister. They were raving about a restaurant called Caper’s and their toasted strawberry pound cake, so that’s where we went. It was so good! My daughter was also excited to visit her cousins from her father’s side of the family, so I let her spend the night with them on Saturday. I have a feeling there will be plenty of weekend sleepovers at my place, but I’m not mad at that! Playtime with friends and family equals more uninterrupted study time for me.
I think that pretty much sums up my weekend. We made it back Monday night and had planned on staying in New Orleans to go to the parade yesterday morning, but the weather forecast was thirty degrees with rain. I’m just now getting over being sick and I don’t do well with cold weather, so we decided not to go. I’m just glad that I got a chance to take my daughter to a parade this year.
But overall, I am pretty much squared away on the school end of things. Not only did I find a place to live, but I also mailed in my final deposit, completed my FAFSA, and turned in my medical history questionnaire and titer results. It turns out that I did my TB test too early, so I will have to get it re-done within two months before school starts. Fortunately the school offers this for free, so I will just wait until I make the move out there. Right now I think the only things I have not completed are the background check and scholarship application, but the school will be notifying everyone when they become available. Other than that, only five more months to go until I’m officially a medical student, and I can’t wait!