So, what am I up to? I am in med school now. So basically I spend a few hours every day in the Gross Anatomy lab, having to look at dissected dead people and reeking of formaldehyde. It was a little surreal to see the cadavers for the first time. There are times when it is slightly creepy (mainly looking at dissections involving the face and head), but I guess you can get used to almost anything.
Naturally, that sort of makes you think about death and other sorts of topics a fair amount.
If/when I die (hey, who knows what the future holds? they might find the secret to immortality before my number is up!) I definitely want my organs donated to other people...but I can't imagine donating my body to a med school, honestly. It amazes me that anyone IS willing to make such a donation...but nonetheless, I do appreciate the anonymous (and sometimes *literally* faceless...forgive me if that is a bit too graphic) strangers that decided to donate their bodies for my education. Thanks, whoever you people are. I don't know quite why you did it but I appreciate your sacrifice.
I am the happiest I have been in a long time. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity, and I enjoy the actual work more than I expected to before I started. A year ago, even maybe as recently as just a few months ago...I never would have guessed I would end up where I am today and be so content with it. :)
I don't know when I will be back, but I will return one of these days. My best wishes to all of you. :)