Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

22Dec/06Off

Being unproductive

So, I'm on break. Have been for a week. I have been completely, totally, and 100% unproductive. I have played two video games (Grim Fandango and Zelda: Twilight Princess, for those of you who are counting). I haven't finished either of them. I started reading Life of Pi tonight. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest that you do.

I am finding, interestingly enough, that I have too much leisure on my hands. There are too many distractions for me to handle. During the school year I kept telling myself that come break, I could REALLY sit down and watch TV, read books, play games, to my heart's content. Now that break is actually here, I find that sitting on the couch for 14 hours a day watching TV/reading books/playing games just isn't all that satisfying. In fact, I feel like I've wasted my week so far.

It is possible that part of this is that I've been cooped up at my family's house for the week (to those of you who've invited me out, I'm sorry I haven't made it). It is also possible that I'm now so used to working in high stress* that having nothing to do just doesn't cut it for me any more. If so, I sadly proclaim this as The Death of Leisure**.

Anyhow, I know that I'm going to look back on this break and wish it was still here. But, I'd be lying if I said I didn't pull out my USMLE book today and look at a few pages here and there.


*Look, before you all call me on it, I know, I don't get stressed. But I'm in the environment, so it still counts. Doesn't have to be me stressing.
**This may be ever so slightly too dramatic, but grandiose statements like that one make for better TV.

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  1. I think we all have a little bit of “don’t know how to be unproductive and appreciate it” in us now :)

    But I would like take a second and bitch on your public forum…maybe fellow students will agree with me. Why can’t they post our damn SBS grades? How is it that every other “real” class (path, micro, pharm) is posted within 24 hours and SBS takes weeks? It seriously is the only class that I could have bombed the exam and they won’t post! I just want to know if i passed! (okay, venting is done.)

  2. smourt! i am with you!!! where the hell are the SBS scores??? i just want to know!!!!


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