LIFE| A (FRI)DAY IN THE LIFE

Hello there lovely people!

It’s Friday! This week felt a bit too long for me so I’m definitely excited for the weekend even though 80% of the time I’ll be studying for my (semester) finals (which are in two weeks). Last Friday, I tried my hardest to have a perfect day so that I could show you guys photos with the true time stamps of a day in the life of a medical student. It turned out to not be a typical Friday but the first part of the day was pretty typical.

Honestly, most days I get up at about 5:50 am but having gone to bed earlier, I woke up earlier and quite refreshed. I usually lie in bed for about 5 mins after, just to orient myself lool.

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I read my daily text which is similar to a daily devotional and also a portion of the bible. On late days I do this in class or at the hospital.

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If I’m running late, I actually forget to check social media but on early days, I spend at least 10 minutes replying messages from nocturnal friends and seeing who’s mentioned me on Twitter.

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Shower Timeeee. There’s usually music. You gotta wake up to good music.

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I get some make up on once I’ve dressed. My items are my studio fix powder, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lipstick (usually after breakfast).

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Breakfast is such a struggle when I have to leave home early. My go to meals this semester have been boiled sweet potatoes, avocado/peanut butter on toast + eggs or left over dinner. I also had some pineapple slices (not pictured).

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Aaand we’re out.

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I catch a van about two minutes after. Check out the locs on this brotherrr.

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So, when I leave the house for the hospital anytime after 07:10am, I get there at about past 8am. The traffic struggle is so real and I live about 30 mins (without traffic) from “town”. But on days when I’m a good girl, I’m on time to pre-round with the interns before the attending physician arrives. Doctors’ lounge mirror selfie here.

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My intern is doing paperwork so I try to introduce myself to OB/GYN a bit. Because we’re simply “observing” at the moment (actual rotations start next year) and OB is pretty foreign at the moment so the doctor goes easy on us with questioning.

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Friday isn’t that busy so I spend an hour or so in internal medicine catching up with friends since I was on medicine the previous week (and I miss it). I get to our campus at about 1pm. I took this on a break during our clinical medicine class.

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More class timeee. We have to present patients from the wards to our teacher (who’s a doctor) in order to polish our patient presentation skills before we start actual rotations.

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Sigh. Home at last. My girls and I plan an improptu dinner so I chill out for an hour or so before I start to get ready.

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All dressed! Getting dressed up for an evening out makes a person feel good after a rough week. I wish I could do this every Friday, but err wallet issues.

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Look at this viewww. I’m obsessed with French Verandah.

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We get to my place at about 9pm, talk some more and then time blurs a little. I fall asleep at sometime past ten and I’m up at 6am to study. Gotta make up for lost fun times.

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I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope someone else does this soon. I really love Osemhen’s version. Have a blissful weekend!

Till soon, Afoma x