Sunday, August 21, 2011

First Week of Class for the Lucky Seven

School is in full swing and I am dragging behind it. I wish that it was still summer, I feel like I need a couple more months in order to be really prepared. Never-the-less school started this Thursday and so did I. They eased us in this week, but starting tomorrow we are in full swing! I have decided that I will refer to the cohort (my genetic counseling class) as the Lucky 7 in the Class of 2013. We all have such amazing stories and are lucky to have been put together :)

Normally on Thursdays we have Case Conference in the morning but since the second years have not started their rotations (they start tomorrow) we tabled class until this week.  Because of that, we only had one class this past Thursday which was Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process.  Our teacher for this class is Crystal, who is a clinical psychologist and she will be helping us with our counseling skills. Her class will consist mostly of role playing (which I am super nervous about) and building our counseling skills. We started off with a get to know you session and ice breakers to get comfortable. Crystal is extremely enthusiastic and loves to joke around. I think that this class is going to be challenging/amazing/scary/rewarding all at the same time.

After class, the Lucky 7 plus Darcy's husband went to lunch at Mellow Mushroom. It was many people's first time going and it was perfection as always. Best part of the afternoon is that it was our waiter's second day and he bent over backwards to make us happy including looking up beer information on his phone!

Friday we went to the School of Medicine Library and learned about searching databases and Lib guides. Jealous? I knew it. Afterwards I went to the SC DMV to get my new SC Driver's License! I was sad to give up my NC license, my picture was awesome, but my new one is pretty good too.  The office was really nice and I was only in there for an hour. Highlight: I met a really nice older military man who also owns a college in Pennsylvania....why are people so much cooler than I am?

Last night after a day of reading for class and laundry, the Lucky 7 minus 1 went over to Kim's house to meet John's girlfriend. Darcy's husband provided us with a recipe for a delicious drink, here it is if you would like to try:
2 parts Simple Syrup
1 part Tequila
1 part Rum
1 Part  Triple Sec
2 oz Cranberry Juice

We played silly drinking games while listening to the  Ke$ha Pandora station and having an all around good time. We also played a board game called Bladerdash which is hilarious! It combines everybody's terrible vocabulary skills with their creative ability to make mess up :)

Buy it here

Tomorrow I am starting the 30 Day Jump Start by the Biggest Loser, so I went grocery shopping for it today, and my wallet hurts. I always forget how expensive it is to eat right, plus it does not help that I have only lived here for a little over a week and I have not had the chance to stock up my pantry.

Jared and I did the "6 Weeks to a Healthier You" book also by the Biggest Loser starting in March and I lost 30 pounds. I am hoping that this book will get me back on track, I fell off the wagon towards the middle of the summer and have had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I am hoping this plan will be just as successful especially since it has a built in workout schedule with it.


I will probably begin to devote a day of the week to updating you on how the plan is going so you can choose to read it if you want :)

And so it begins, my first full week as a genetic counseling student!

peace. love. & ginger ducks

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