I ran away to Italy for a month, and then jumped right back into a full term of school.
The past few months have been a whirlwind of adventure, learning, loving, and expanding my family (no I did not have kids).
Just a quick run down (as I’m in a cafe supposed to be studying at the moment). I flew from Vancouver to Montreal to Paris. Spend the day in Paris before flying to Nice. I spent three days there, then three in Cinque Terre (Riomaggoire), three in Florence, three in Rome, two in Naples, one in Sorrento, one in Venice, three in Milan and then returned to Paris where I spend a great three days walking the Saint Martin Canal. My favourite places were Riomaggoire, Florence and Paris. Naples can
I’m back to school full time too!
I’m doing Research Methods in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology 2, Intro to Neuroscience, and a Brain Dysfunction and Recovery class.
I’m also part of a programme called The Health Mentors Programme where every few weeks I meet up with my group (a dental student, a nursing student, and an occupational therapy student) and we meet up with our mentor (someone who is an expert in a chronic condition either by experience or by acedemia). After each meeting I write a reflective journal, in April I go to a symposium, and then this summer I’ll have to write a “thesis” (for lack of better term) about what I learned and studies surrounding it. I’m very excited.
I’m also doing jiu jitsu and judo a lot these days. My boyfriend is a judoka, so I occasionally get to go with him to a class and learn some stand up. Which is good! Stand up scares me a bit and I’m always afraid someone’s knees are going to go, even if I’m doing a fairly safe throw/trip.
AND! This past weekend, I went to a wedding with my boyfriend. His older sister got married, so we drove up to Banff for the wedding, and I met his ENTIRE family for the first time. It wasn’t just “oh we’re meeting the parents” it was “we’re meeting the parents, the siblings, the nieces, nephews, cousins, grandparents, family friends……” It was a lot, but I think I made a really good impression. So I’m pleased. It’s really important to me that the Judoka’s family likes me and that my family likes the Judoka.
Anyway, back to studying.