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16 June 2010 @ 11:41 pm
I'm really sad that tomorrow will be my last day on the forensic unit. I've met some really interesting, considerate, caring people. Many of them know that they did something wrong, that there are consequences. They are trying to get better & they're trying to make the best out of their situation. Those who don't realize what they did wrong are overtaken by their mental illness-and I don't blame them. I wish I could do more for these people. I wish I could take away the voices, hallucinations, delusions, & anything else that harms them.
I have talked to some incredibly strong individuals. They may have relapses and slips in behavior management-but I give them so much credit for getting up in the morning and continuing to have hope, despite being in a restricted environment.
15 June 2010 @ 09:41 pm
Day 3 at Rochester Psychiatric Center in the morning.
I've loved EVERY minute of it.
07 June 2010 @ 01:24 am
I really wish I had more time to myself, but I owe it to my future patients to put time in now so that I can be the best possible practitioner in the future.
04 May 2010 @ 09:55 pm
Matty have had the most fun times since classes ended last Monday :)
Tomorrow we're going to Rochester for the day and having dinner with his parents, Josh, and Tara and then we're going to my house for the until Sunday!! My dad's birthday is Friday and Saturday Matt and I are going to Ichibans with some of my cousins to celebrate my 21st birthday (even though Saturday is only my birthday eve). Sunday is Mother's Day and my birthday!! We'll be going to my Aunt Jane's and spending the day with my family. SO SO SO SO SO excited!
10 February 2010 @ 12:23 am
Started off my semester with a 97 on my first rehab med exam and a 100 on my first neuroscience exam. Not too bad! :)
09 January 2010 @ 12:40 am
After 5 and a half years, I'm finally ready to throw out my journal that I started the summer after my freshman year of high school.
It. Feels. So. Good.
13 December 2009 @ 10:03 am
My Aunt Patsy passed away yesterday. I'm not sure what to write, because I'm not sure if I could ever find the right words to describe what an amazing, strong, brave woman she was.
Technically, she's my great aunt, but my mom's side of the family has always been close to our extended family.
She has been fighting cancer for 4 years, and the doctors originally gave her 5.
She was so fun loving. She made it to "Smithfest" from New Jersey every summer, skipping chemo treatments so she could laugh and be surrounded by family.
I have 5 finals, starting Monday. I don't know how I'm going to make this week work out. I know that Aunt Pat would understand that I have finals, but I wouldn't be able to forgive myself for not being with my family. My final on Wednesday is optional, but if I take it, I could end up with an A in the course, rather than a B+. And, I don't have any exams on Thursday. I'm really hoping everything falls on Wednesday and Thursday.

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30 July 2009 @ 08:36 pm
Problem: Not enough money to cheer on an open team and not enough time to cheer for UB.
I'm already incredibly sad about not being able to cheer next year. If it's this bad now, I can only imagine it getting worse once I'm in the gym while everyone else is at practice or while I'm in the stands while everybody else is cheering. It sounds dramatic, but this sport has taken over my life for eight years... I'm not sure if I know how to function without it.
Looking at a completely empty planner makes me realize how cheerleading gave me something to look forward to. Yeah, it was a lot of work, but I got to cheer at the Q, the Pittsburgh Steelers stadium, Rogers Centre in Toronto. Sometimes the UB stadium would fill up with 14,000 fans. Now, it seems like the only thing I have to look forward to is Christmas.

26 March 2009 @ 03:25 pm
What if the water that came out of the shower was treated with a chemical that responded to a combination of things like your heartbeat, and your body temperature, and your brian waves, so that your skin changed color according to your mood? If you were extremely excited your skin would turn green, and if you were angry you'd turn red, obviously, and if you felt like shiitake you'd turn brown, and if you were blue you'd turn blue.

Everyone could know what everyone else felt, and we could be more careful with each other, because you'd never want to tell a person whose skin was purple that you're angry at her for being late, just like you would want to pat a pink person on the back and tell him, "Congratulations!"

Another good reason it would be a good invention is that there are so many times when you know you're feeling a lot of something, but you don't know what something is. Am I frustrated? Am I actually just panicky? And that confusion changes your mood, it becomes your mood, and you become a confused, gray person. But with the special water, you could look at your orange hands and think, I'm happy! That whole time I was actually happy! What a relief!"

-Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close