|Posted by Timothy on April 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM|
V-neck signifies that you made through the first two years of medicine. It is the uniform rightfully worn by third year medical students who are almost in the pinnacle of their academic journey on becoming a physician.
Second year med is a lot harder than first year. When I was a freshman I rarely stay up late. But in 2nd year I learned what it literally feels like to be sleepless. Evenso, I felt I didn't gave all my best. That's because I have the tendency of having work paralysis if I'm stuffed with exams or reports. When there's so much to do with so little time, I become immobile. My inner self also wants to break free and revolt leaving me tardy and only aims for mediocracy. This is another realization in my life that I am phlegmatic and just want to enjoy life. We only live once. Studying to become a Doctor is not a joke but living our precious life is not a joke either. We must not be too hard on ourselves. There's no sense in reaching our dreams if we sacrifice ourselves in the process.
There's a saying that "we reap what we sow". If you plant a crop, you leave a time for it to grow. Persistently watering it or putting fertilizer can kill it. Just like our brains, forcing it to learn a lot of things might not kill you but affect your personality or maybe you just go crazy.
Everything has its own time. A time to study (which in Medicine means most of your time), a time to rest and to just do silly things that defines who you are. As for now I reap what I sow. I will be wearing a V-neck next semester. I plan to keep things going smooth. I never want to put a lot of pressure on myself. Just do things on their right time then everyting will be fine.