Hi there! Here’s what my life looked like in April.
- With the end of the school year in sight, organizations started calling for statements of intent and applications for soon to be vacant executive boards positions. Some of these organizations have official, traditional e-boards (president, VP, secretary, treasurer, etc), while others are more informal in practice than they are on paper. In a somewhat unexpected series of events, I am now on 4 different e-boards. 1) I submitted a position paper for Student National Medical Association (SNMA) secretary and ran unopposed. 2) Then a friend and I decided to sign up to be the co-chairs of the V-day Committee that puts on Vagina Monologues every year. 3) I had a feeling I’d be asked to be one of the leaders for the a cappella group, and I was right about that. 4) One of my classmates, who acted as leader of the dance group, asked me if I wanted to be the “secretary” (kind of a formality as a result of a required field on a re-registration form); let’s just say that it took next to no persuasion.
- As part of Second Look Weekend for the potential incoming class of 2017, there was a nice dinner event that showcased some of the talent of the current students. The a cappella group sang one of my arrangements, a mashup of “Diamonds” and “Umbrella” by Rihanna, and the dance group performed our routine from Cadaver Ball the previous month. It was fun to perform on (a rather small) stage, talk to some of the prospective students, and eat some ridiculously awesome food (I ordered vegetarian just for kicks, and it was definitely worth it!).
- The week after my 22nd birthday marked our first 2-day Disease, Diagnosis, and Therapeutics test. The weekend after was full of events. The Shade Tree Trot, an annual 5k benefitting the student run clinic, was held that Saturday morning. I didn’t participate in the Trot itself, but I was asked to sing the National Anthem to kick it off. That night, some of the first years went downtown together and had a fabulous time. It was really refreshing to see my classmates as more than just classmates. The next day, one of my friends had a small, informal tea party at her apartment. That night, to my surprise, I was actually excited to get back to class.
- I’m still experimenting with cooking, as well. I made some mozzarella sticks on Monday that turned out pretty tasty. I think my next project will be beer bread–substituting sparkling water for beer.
That’s all for now!
P.S. I know I mentioned possibly adding photos to this blog, but I think I’m going to hold off on that, at least for now. Stay tuned…