Saturday, October 10, 2009

Life in the 'Burgh

I told a friend today I didn't feel local enough to use the term 'Burgh. But there it is.

School is great. It is interesting. In some ways it is a lot simpler than undergrad. There is almost no reading, and for one that was always particular about doing the reading in undergrad, that is very liberating. However, the tests are a bit tougher... kinda. I mean, I study more for them. But I'm okay with that. In some twisted way, I really like spending 9 hours of my day today sitting in a library learning about histology. Sometimes I feel like I am going crazy, but the love of learning comes in to focus here and there and I realize how awesome education is. So yeah, I love dental school. BYU was great, but it doesn't compare.

Anyway, school has been consuming much of my life. I have a Biochem test Monday, a Histo test Wednesday, a Dental Anatomy test in a little less than 2 weeks and a Microbiology test in a little over 2 weeks. Then a couple papers, another Biochem test, a take home Stats test due, a group presentation, and some other stuff, all before Nov 3 I believe. And then I think I get to breathe. But for some reason, maybe the lack of a very well developed social life, I feel like I'll be able to get it all done.

Life's been interesting in other ways too. We had a roommate move in for a week, and move out today. I think I am going to have to move in a couple months. My life also has become this social experiment in complete transparency in friendship/relationships due to a few very frank conversations. It is interesting. I guess, a little like playing pokers will all cards showing? Plus, in some areas of my life, I don't really know what I am doing. I probably just need to figure out what I want.

Okay, so maybe the transparency in my life has come at the cost of some transparency in this blog. That last paragraph was pretty vague. But that's kinda been my life. I used to share everything with friends in Utah. But now, while I still share a lot with some friends, I don't really have the type of friendships that I once did, at least not here at Pitt. So I've had to adjust to being a little more private of a person? Sometimes it kills me. I feel like I am going to burst at my seems if I can't share what is on my mind.

And then I get back to studying.

3 comments:

I See Badgers said...

I'm bummed that you can't talk with people there. Moving in a couple of months sounds pretty exciting:-) Are you looking to move closer to the school or downtown? That could be interesting.

-eric

Gabe said...

Well, the problem is I am a block away from the school, so I can't really get any closer :-\

shan1420 said...

Don't Burst!!!