I have my white coat. Actually, it's no more official really than when I started two months ago, but it feels like it. Our white coat ceremony was last Friday, at the end of our first exam week. Unit One - Done. Honestly, my brain felt (still feels a bit) like a brick wall by the end of the last exam. But they are over. I've spent the past few days trying to feel like a human being again, but it seems that's a slow process. It has all continued to be rough, but I've made it. And I'm really proud of myself. Honestly, I have a hard time saying that sometimes, but right now, I can say it confidently. I can't say I've handled it all gracefully, nor am I near a top student in my class, but I have made it one-fifth of the way through. And I've heard that it only gets easier from here, or at least that you have learned how to do things and handle it better. So cheers to that! Cheers to a few days off! And cheers to venipuncture practice today and the fact that I didn't blow anyone's vein.
With my dad, who has been a PA now for 19 years. He is very helpful.
With Zach, who is dealing with all of my stress. This is also very helpful. :)