Saturday Nights

Most college students are allergic to studying on weekends it seems. Students avoid studying on Friday and Saturday nights like the black plague. If you are a grad student and particularly a med student you have no choice. I am not sure how everyone else spends their Saturday nights, but I have a stack of books to prove that I spent my time reading (lame I know). When my wife has to study on a Saturday night (aka every Saturday night) I use it to my advantage. I don’t spend my time watching TV or twiddling my thumbs. I like to use that time to improve myself as well. Join a gym, learn to love reading, take up a hobby, learn a new language, I am. Hola! I have gotten very far as you can see. Studying ALL THE  TIME is a part of being a med student and you will have to get use to giving up your free time for your studies. If you are a loved one of a med student don’t feel sorry for yourself or your loved one. This is a chance to expand your mind while they are studying. When my wife found out I was taking a mostly online course this year she was ecstatic proclaiming “Now you can study with me!” Indeed I can. I strongly suggest shutting of the TV and making a list of things you would like to do to improve yourself. I have a couple suggestion below:

15 thoughts on “Saturday Nights

  1. Hello! My husband is currently in medical school at MSU as well (and i too am an MSU grad..Go Green!) I was so excited when I read this post because I have told my husband exactly. In addition to the cooking, learning a new language and reading, I also have learning to play the guitar and train for the Chicago marathon on my list! I try to look at it as an opportunity to do all the things I would otherwise not have time for!

    Have you heard of Coursera? It is a website full of free online courses put on by top universities all over the world. There are a variety of subjects and classes vary from 4-12ish weeks. I just found out about it so I haven’t taken a course yet but I’m enrolled for one starting in a couple weeks. Might be something worth taking a look at!

    • Awesome Michelle! Yeah I am taking a class through MSU right now, but I would be very interested in Coursera. I will definitely check it out. Are you doing the Chicago Marathon this year or still training? Did one with my wife right at the beginning of this semster…first one is the toughest! Thanks for the comment and I will try and get some more posts up soon.

      • I’m hoping to do Chicago next year. I did the Detroit Free Press last year and yes, it was tough! It was an amazing experience though and I can’t wait to do it again. Your welcome, looking forward to them!

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