tourennatrix Posted May 9, 2020 Report Share Posted May 9, 2020 YOU GUYS. As of right now I have completed my last clinical and wrapped up all assignments. All I have left is to study and take my final exit exam and a mock board exam, and do a little housekeeping, and I should be completely finished with school on Monday. "Graduation" is on the 14th, and I have scheduled for a friend to come over and give me a graduation massage, and I'm trying to arrange for my classmates to play some Jackbox games in lieu of a graduation ceremony. Hell. Yes. And then I find myself in the (obscenely privileged) position of having no job and getting more money than I have probably ever gotten due to some really interesting choices by the government, but y'no what I'm just going to keep my mouth shut, sit on it, and be grateful that I have some cushion for my upcoming job hunt. On the flipside of this extreme privilege, I have (as does everyone) extreme uncertainty. I am working on the assumption that my board exam will be scheduled for the beginning of July, and as such, that will be when I get my license, and I need to have a job lined up to start as soon as I am licensed. However, the previous testing date (in April) was postponed and I don't believe it has been rescheduled, so I'm not sure if the July exam will be delayed, AND as part of the licensing process we need to have a background check and nowhere in the area is taking fingerprints at this time. Yay uncertainty! THEREFORE, After graduation, I have 2 months to study for my board exam, and entirely too much unstructured free time. This may get more structured after this final week of school, but here is a small brain dump of what I'd like to do in the coming weeks/months: Food - With extra free time, this will be a good time to practice making meals so that when I get busy again I will have a muscle memory for them and won't take 2 hours to make a half hour meal. - Also working to be flexible with the ingredients I have available - As above, working around shortages in certain food groups. (The U.S. is encountering a meat shortage due to Covid outbreaks in meat packing plants and my heart breaks because so many animals are being euthanized because they have nowhere to be processed. And here in the Midwest, there are people who would happily buy an animal that would be otherwise 'wasted' but local meat lockers are overloaded and can't do the butchering. My. Heart. Breaks.) - Overall just avoiding the junk snacks I've been having the last couple months and get back to clean eating. Cleaning - My room is in dire need of decluttering, reorganizing, and cleaning - So is my car. I was going to get it detailed as a 'birthday' present when it went over 200,000 miles, but I was broke then and now I have time to do it myself. Mental clarity/anxiety stuff - I wanna go outside. Whether it's a walk in the neighborhood, a hike in the park, a bike ride to get groceries - Morning (and evening?) brief yoga/stretching/meditation - Don't feel guilty about "losing" the occasional entire day to video games. It's been years since that has even been an option. - Schedule certain events (but not all) such as study time to give an illusion of structure to this weird world - Now that I'm not working with the immunocompromised... maybe socialize in person with one or two other friends who also don't hang out with other people much? I don't know the etiquette on this but I wanna be in the same room as someone other than my 2 roommates uuuggghh. - Play music?! - Get dressed. Dedicated movement - Failproof an exercise routine. The playground equipment is still off limits here, but I have (some) space in the house, I can walk the neighborhood, I can create a DIY suspension trainer for my room, etc. As Adrienne of Yoga with Adrienne says: Find what feels good (and then stick with it) Professional Development - Apply for the actual board exam - Use the study materials I have access to so that I can rock the board exam. (lol jk there's no such thing as rocking the board exam. everyone I've talked to says you walk away from the garden completely unable to tell if you passed or fail trololol it's gonna be great.) Yeah, more structure on all that to come XD 3 Quote Link to comment
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