My schedule is weird this semester.
I am a P2 pharmacy student, if you recall the giant book I posted last week. For P1s and P2s, fall semester is the time to get in required general electives courses. If you’re an overachiever like me (or you really have nothing better to do), you may have these requirements filled through AP high school courses, or sliding in extra electives during freshman and sophomore years. I did both.
So, this semester, I have a weird schedule to help accommodate my fellow classmates who made need to take a history class in the morning. Right now, I have Principles of Drug Action I at 9 AM Monday-Wednesday. My following class is at noon, then my afternoons are more or less filled, though often with 1 to 2 hour breaks in between those. Having gaping holes in my schedule has been throwing me off. Since high school, I’ve gotten used to having a packed, back-to-back lecture schedule, which usually ended by 2 PM at the latest. Nowadays I’m lazing around campus or making the trek back and forth from the Apartment Village until 5PM.
This drives me bonkers. If I was any semblance of a well-to-do student, I could perhaps use those gaps to sit at the library and catch up on studying. But, sadly, the schedule has caused me to go on an odd eating schedule that consists of whenever I can get back to the Village, which is whenever my classes are over, which is exactly during times that are not meal times. In short, I don’t stick around at the library too often, unless I pack a lunch.
I don’t pack lunches.
I now eat a small breakfast when I get up, a light lunch at noon, an even lighter snack around 3 or 4, then if I have my internship that day, I eat dinner at 9. It’s strange, but I’m sure the moment I get used to it, the semester will be over.
But don’t worry. I won’t die. I eat a lot of pizza rolls and I drink my orange juice. I’m still working on vegetables.
It is 12:32 AM and I need to sleep. You should too.