I have been stuck here staring at the screen for about 5 minutes now. It seems that I have forgotten how to start a blog post. I guess this is what happens when you lose practice even if you've posted here more than 50 times. Let's begin with my re-introduction.
Hello everyone ! I am Shas, an alumnus of Montgomery College, and currently a first year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) student at University of New England, Portland, ME. A few weeks ago Ms. Jane emailed me that she wanted me to post something as a guest and I said "yes" instantly. Oh..boy..how I love writing here.
I arrived in Maryland the day before yesterday after the completion of my first semester of pharmacy school. That was a stressful experience, let me tell you! A lot depends on one's learning style, but for me it was a difficult transition from a 2 year school to a graduate level program. You basically go to school, come home, study for 3-4 hours and then sleep. I'm getting old. Unlike MC days, I can't pull all nighters anymore. I went with the flow, learned a lot of pharmacy stuff, lost my hair, gained 7 pounds, but at the end it was a very rewarding experience as I passed all 6 courses with decent grades.
I miss Montgomery College, and how I wish I could be sitting in the cute little General Biology class again. The classes I took at MC feel easy right now, but they seemed really challenging when I took them two years ago. I think it's the way life is. Past challenges seem easier than your current challenges because you've excelled at them. Past challenges at MC were the seeds that are currently yielding fruits at pharmacy school. MC is like a family to me. I am friends with some of my professors on facebook. I share hugs with professors when I meet them. I have a lot of love for the college, and I'd definitely love to be able to contribute to MC some day. MC is about endless possibilities. I become happy when opportunities like these arise, and I get to write about my life again. Thanks Ms. Jane for this opportunity.
In the end, I'd like to say thank you for reading my blog. If you have any questions regarding University of New England (UNE), a career in health science (pharmacy), or anything you want to talk about, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.