“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skin in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Spontaneous is not the first adjective that my friends would use to describe me. I toe the line between fun-loving and responsible; spontaneity falls outside of my comfort zone. I have known this about myself for a long time and I don’t think these attributes are necessarily bad, but this quote has been making its way back to me a lot this week.

Yesterday I woke up at 7AM and reworked my resume. Before, I had a plain, one-page resume, with Times New Roman size 10 font (it’s actually not difficult to read) which details a few work-related experiences from high school in addition to my college experience. Of course, I cut out most of my extracurricular activities (Princeton Premedical Society and Her Campus Princeton) for my abbreviated/creative resume. When I looked over my work-related experiences from tenth grade until now, I realized how much time (and free time) I dedicated to preparation for what comes next. As an eleventh grader, I was the social media campaign head for a new company. I spent my free time writing newsletter, tweeting, writing articles, conducting market research, and connecting the CEO with like-minded corporations. That’s strange. It was a great opportunity and I greatly enhanced my skill set, but the truth of the matter is that: I haven’t taken a summer off (entirely) since the summer after sixth grade and I think that’s incredibly unhealthy.

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“If I murdered someone, she’s the person I’d call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor. She’s my person.” – Meredith Grey

I know that many if not most premedical students are offended if you ask whether ze watches Grey’s Anatomy. I am not among them. I love Grey’s Anatomy not because of the beautiful actors and actresses. Not because of the pseudo medicine. Not because of the drama. I watch for the raw and beautiful dynamic of Christina (Sandra Oh) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). Friendship should be measured on a scale from 0 to Mere-Christina.

This semester has been interesting. Busy. Dramatic. Evidence: I have not posted in months. I can divide the semester into five components: (1) medical school interviews, (2) laboratory work, (3) extracurriculars, (4) academics, and (5) Scandal. Like I said, this semester has been interesting and not just for me. ’14ers like myself have been flying from coast to coast for job interviews, medical school and law school interviews, and  fellowship interviews. Gradual school interviews are just around the corner. It has been an exciting albeit stressful time.

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“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” ― Marilyn Monroe

I am currently thumbing through the Summer 2013 Jack Wills lookbook. Jack Wills, as I would describe, is H&M with a British twist. I started to follow Jack Wills when I heard about #thebestsummerinternship through Her Campus last year, but my love of the brand has skyrocketed now that Jack Wills has a branch in Princeton. Hopefully, my fingers are crossed, they will work with Her Campus Princeton on our upcoming photoshoot–the fifth and last photoshoot that I will plan–and fashion show.

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