Three nights ago, I received a news that the new dates for the upcoming Medical Technology Board Exams are out. I got excited because I felt that I am more motivated to review now and it felt like one of those random 2AM decisions of finally fixing my life after months of procrastinating and doing nothing. BUT tonight, as I now decide to start with my first day of reviewing for board exams, I felt extremely scared.
It has been 7 months since I finished my degree in Medical Technology and because of the ongoing lockdown and quarantine in our country, a lot of exams and activities were postponed, including my supposed to be board exam last September and my achievement test for Medical School. For the past months, I decided that I should enjoy my time and make the rest out of my break because I believed I deserve this after seventeen years of studying and with this I mean, all-day netflix and a super chill life! My routine was just sleep-eat-netflix and repeat. I tried working out but I got a fever after two weeks so I stopped and lost my momentum and condition. I also tried digital art and explored the field of arts and crafts, I am kind of a maker now, I think. (Well, I might talk about that another time.) I also started to read novels again, which I emphasize, are not related to my field because I missed the imaginary world and I really thought I have all my free time in my hands. So yeah, basically, after graduating – virtually – I didn’t get a hold of anything academic-related and yes, I am fully aware that this is a big problem, because I am totally at rock bottom.
They say that the first step is always the hardest but when you take the first step, things will get easier for then on. Well, I just hope that this is right because I swear, my first attempt in reviewing is so hard it made me write a blogpost to express the frustration and panic. I just really hope I get more progress as the days go by and get more motivated with my goal of having that “RMT” next to my name and my purpose of saving lives one day. At this point, I guess it’s not bad to be proud of myself for finishing ten out of thousands of pages of my readings, right? I got months to go to prepare for my rocket launch to RMT and I hope you join me on this journey! #RocketToRMT! 🚀
PS I hope you could give me tips on taking the board exam and it would mean a lot if you could send me words of encouragement. Badly need these. Thank you!