Still a New Year (or Please Don’t Rush Me)

As I type this post, I am listening to Korede Bello’s Godwin at maximum volume because I’m supposed to go for a 12-hour call and I need all the motivation to get my body moving out of this bed.

Happy new year guys.

I’m not going to ask about your new year resolutions yet.

I hope so far the year has been decent to you. I hope you’re still holding on to the light, that you’re winning against whatever darkness threatens to envelope you.

At the start of the year, I decided I would get ahead of the spirits of procrastination (I wrote about that affliction here), and try to stay on top of things. I would start crushing my goals for the year early, because you know, aspire to acquire your desire.

I had just started my Senior Obstetrics and Gynecology Posting, and there were about a million activities set out for me. I was not going to slack, but be very present and actively involved.

There were a couple of creative projects I wanted to carry out and I was going to begin work on them immediately.

As a bonus, I was also going to catch up on the episodes of my favorite TV shows, and finish reading the books I had started and dumped. Go motivation, go multitasking.

What a clown.

Barely ten days into the new year and I was already fatigued; I felt burnt out and severely unmotivated. More tragically, I had scarcely scratched the surface of all those things I wanted to do. I was ready to quit school (for the 3189th time), and I had definitely not started working on any of the mini projects.

After deceiving myself for so long, I came to the conclusion that my life was the way it was because I was going to school, studying, watching 6 TV shows, reading 3 books all at the same time. Or I was trying to.

I’ve come to recognize that as much as I’d like to be, I am simply not a multitasker, or at least an efficient one. I am not one of those people who can successfully juggle multiple tasks at once, while remaining sane. It appears I perform best when I handle tasks one at a time.

So I’m not doing multitasking with you people again.

I have accepted that and now I am pacing myself. The past week was different as I tried to focus on one major task and stick with it, neglecting the temptation to jump into another.

I spent a day reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and crying gangster tears as I finished it. I hadn’t finished a book in a long time and that alone made me feel so much accomplished.

The book responsible for my tears. A magnificent read.

When am I going to finish reading my school books, you ask? I wonder as well.

What other things have I been doing in the world?

• School has filled much of my time and space. Obstetrics and Gynecology is a lot of stress but most people there are fun so that alleviates the pain in a way.

I got to assist in a surgery which was an interesting experience. Book me for your surgeries today guys.

• I took a personality test, since you can never know too much about yourself. It’s called the Big Five Personality Test. It’s free and you can check it out here.

This is where I ask about your new year resolutions.

That’s if you had any to start with.

If you did, are you coasting smoothly through them, following through with those plans, and making your ancestors proud?

Or has it been a circus show like mine?

Cheers to the rest of 2020.


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