Okay, so I’m back from my hiatus. I got an e-mail from tumblr that I had a few messages I haven’t read yet and it made me realize I need to share more. It’s already the near-end of fall semester and I haven’t wrote anything since the beginning.
How would I sum up Second year, Fall semester? Time consuming (what’s new) and a lot of homework/projects. It’s been a rough one.
What do I like about this semester? The vestibular and balance class, even though I’m doing horrible in it. It’s way too interesting to actual dislike.
We will be having four credentialing this semester and thankfully I’ve gotten through three so far (Hearing aids, Pediatric assessment, and electrophysiology). I just have one more to go for vestib. The above picture is of my classmates in one of our lab rooms practicing for hearing aid credentialing.
I can’t wait for this semester to be over because the last big break we had was last winter. Like most audiology schools we only get a week off before and after summer semester. So, my brain is in need of it.
It has really been the hardest semester for me thus far, mainly because of what life has been like… My dad passing away a little over a month ago has been tough and I really just feel like I’ve slightly given up on my school work. I’ll have burst of “I need to get this done!” with some “I don’t care…” My grades are definitely showing my enthusiasm for school right now. I’m not going to lie, I’m disappointed in my grades and I don’t want to make any excuses about it. I HAVE to say that I wouldn’t be as motivated without my friends, Alyssa and Lea, that have really done a lot for me this semester and I really can’t thank them enough.
Salus Soirée 2013
Anyways, in comparison from first year and second year (at Salus), there is a lot more work involved with homework and projects. The classes are more audiology based, mainly because first year we had biomedical and evidence based medicine courses on top of a few audiology classes. The program is hard work but can’t expect grad school to be easy. I just really hope the winter break will give me some time to relax and do well in the spring.
2012 has one of the best year of my life: I got into Salus, I graduated, got engaged and found great friends. 2013 pretty much slapped me back to reality and I’m hoping 2014 will say, “Sorry about last year… Life will be slightly better.” I think it will be because my fiancé is moving to Philadelphia. :) Oh, I guess I should keep this focused on audiology… Clerkships start next semester. That will be interesting. Ugh…
To end this long post: A picture of my classmates and I on the student section of the AudiologyNow website. Why they picked our picture out of thousands… I have no clue. I have a feeling it was my abundant amount of ribbons on my lanyard.