First the hell part...we had a huge anatomy exam last Tuesday and I studied for 5 days for it...literally nonstop, 24 hours a day (well maybe not THAT much). Then we had another exam on that Wednesday which I spent the whole of Tuesday studying for. THEN, we had an important quiz on motor programming that week as well. THEN I had a huge exam in physiology on Tuesday of this week, as well as a quiz in neuroanatomy...and that brings us to tomorrow, which I have yet to prepare for. So, I've screwed myself, pretty much, but at least tomorrow is Friday and then its all over for the next few days (I only have one class this coming Monday, so I'm pretending that that is a mini holiday) and THEN we have spring break starting the 23rd...praise Jesus...I need a break.
As far the highs are concerned....last friday was my birthday, so naturally I went out on Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday nights. Thursday, two of my good girl friends and I watched the basketball game on TV at a local bar...I got home at midnight. Friday, I went out dancing and drinking heavily with my teammates and didn't get home until 3 am. I barely left my bed all day Saturday, except to go out with my teammates again that night. We stayed in and drank at someone's house while playing board games, but I still didn't get home until 1 am.
And YESTERDAY, was the biggest basketball game of my entire life and I didn't get home until 1am. I go to a school where basketball is a way of life and everyone is literally crazy over it. Anyone who has read this blog at all could probably guess which school I go to at this point, but I'm going to pretend that I have the strictest of anonymity so, whatever. Anyway, this week is Rivalry Week for college basketball, and we played ours, which has sometimes been called the BIGGEST RIVALRY IN SPORTS HISTORY (seriously, I didn't make that shit up). People campout for WEEKS to go to this game. As a grad student I only had to campout for a short period of time to get a ticket, but I never in my wildest of dreams thought that I would have been able to snag a FLOOR SEAT to this game...(which I did)...and I was on TV. Literally, people were texting me left and right all night telling me that they saw me on ESPN. And my husband recorded the game so I'm so excited to watch it this weekend and play "Where's Waldo?" to spot myself and all of my friends. AND to top it all off, we won the game! It was so freaking crazy, I can't even describe it. The place was DEAFENING and I couldn't even hear myself think at one point! One of my friends who didn't have a ticket to the game said that she watched it on TV, but that there were times when you couldn't even hear the announcers because the place was so loud..all you could hear were chanting students. CRAZIE! ;) It was the highlight of my life to see that game in that arena...it was on my bucket list for YEARS. I remember being like 11 and wishing for that moment...and last night it came true. That's part of the reason why I chose this school, not just because of the prestige of the school itself or our DPT program, but because of basketball....swoooooon....
Anyway, between studying and having the time of my life with all my amazing friends, I have had very little time (or energy) to exercise or pay attention to eating right. So, I would call this a slump as far as that is concerned, but definitely a HUGE high as far as the rest of the things in my life are concerned. To be honest, I'll take it. I am the happiest I have been in a long time as far as friendships are concerned, and I'm actually doing WELL in school, not just barely passing. I am so happy and content with all that. I just need to someway be able to meld these two aspects of my life together so that I'm happy both socially and health-wise...I'll get there...I'm sure of it. In the mean time, I need to study!