*30-second-dance-party*

On not going to class.

I’ve stated a few times that I don’t go to class. Unless it’s absolutely mandatory and I’ll lose points if I don’t go- I stay home. Choosing whether or not to attend class is a very personal thing and no one can tell you what’s right for you and your learning style. The reasons that I skip class are endless:

-I wake up when I want to (sometimes detrimental but most of the time it’s good). 

-Comfy clothes. No bra. Sorry if TMI. Fuzzy socks. Messy bun. Lookin’ a fool but feeling good. 

-Making my own tea/coffee and eating my own food- less likely to spend money and less likely to grab whatever is fast/convenient on campus. 

-Lecture speeds are honestly just too slow for me to pay attention. When watching a recorded lecture or a pathoma video- I speed it up to at least 1.7 speed. 

-I get to move at my own pace. If I need a break from pathology to study some pharmacology… I can do that sitting at home. I can’t very well stop a pathology lecturer midway through and decide it’s pharmacology time. 

-I still look crazy doing my 30 second dance parties but no one can see me when I’m home alone instead of in a packed library or lecture hall. 

-Naps. I take them sometimes. 

-I can actually work in some exercise. I have no excuses!

And the list goes on… these factors facilitate my learning style for massive amounts of pre-clinical material. Today was one of those days that I didn’t even leave the house. I was able to get through everything on my to-do list for the day and then some. The key to being a successful class-skipper is planning. For example, I already went over tomorrow’s pharmacology lecture in addition to today’s topics. I’m not going to class (duh) and I have a dentist appointment during the time I would normally be studying pharm. I love this flexibility, it makes life a lot easier for a super busy, overworked medical student. 

The hardest part about skipping classes was just letting go. I can probably count the number of classes that I skipped in college on one hand. I distinctly remember a doctor telling me: “Oh, I never went to class in med school. Skip it and learn from the book.” I was horrified! But now that’s exactly what I do. Granted, medical students have incredible outside resources to learn material and I take full advantage of them in addition to the books. At first I had major FOMO about skipping class and would get anxious that I had missed some critically important, high-yield piece of information about a topic and would fail the test. Spoiler alert: pretty much all high-yield stuff is in First Aid. Chillax, bruh. 

Taylor!!!!!

Hi Taylor,

I don’t know why but I feel like because of the tour ending, you’ve felt a little sad that a beautiful, magical, enchanting era is over. I wanted to write you a little pick me up just incase you were feeling a little down. I want to start off by saying thank you for putting on such an amazing tour! Every night was filled with excitement, fun, happiness, loss of chill and so much more. All of the people that attended your shows (over a million!) have created so many memories that will last forever! I also wanted to take the time to say that you’re a blessing. This album, this era, the woman you have become has helped form, put back together and help so many people to find themselves regardless of what they had gone through in the past. This year you found yourself and so many other people found themselves because of you. Taylor, if you’re ever feeling down this year I want you to think of all of the millions of lives you’ve changed, including your own. Again, thank you so so much for all that you’ve done for everyone!
When you’re sad you may not feel joyful and you don’t have to fake a smile and pretend everything is okay but you CAN put on a nice outfit, something that makes you happy. You CAN have 30 second dance parties with your best friends just like Meredith and Christina do. You CAN bake your favourite cookies and eat all of them without having to feel guilty and most importantly, you CAN count on us swifties to help cheer you up :) We aren’t just a fandom. We are a family. A strong, amazing family. I’m so proud to be able to call millions of people my family and I’m about 113% sure you are too, Taylor! I just want you to remember that we all love you so so so much and we will support you through any troubles you’re going through. Thank you for absolutely everything. I owe you the world.
Kya 💟
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