In the last couple weeks D1 (7) lost his third tooth, D3 (3) broke her arm riding her bike, and D4 (1) started walking! D3 has adapted well to having her arm in a cast and will be out of it in another couple of weeks. She was excited to choose hot pink for the cast which is now her favorite color.
So far I am sitting on two acceptances, one waitlist (at my state school), and I have one more interview to go for medical school. We are now unable to move currently, so I will not be going to medical school next year. Instead, I will have to retake the MCAT, take more upper-level biology courses, and hope for the best. The best case scenario would be if I came off the waitlist at my state school and deferred a year since the campus closest to me is full. Some applicants on the waitlist in years prior have been granted acceptance for the following year, but I am not sure if they are doing that this year and it also depends on where you stand on the waitlist which they do not always tell you where you stand. I still can’t believe that I am turning down acceptances after I’ve spent the last four years working toward this goal.
My last interview for the season is coming up this Wednesday and there is an open house for waitlisters at my state school coming up soon. The thought of restudying for the MCAT makes me sick to my stomach especially after being accepted. It’s been hard seeing other people get ready to start medical school, while I have to start over. It’s like if someone went through four years of nursing school, passed the NCLEX, got a job, but then was told that she would have to keep working as a nursing aide for another year, retake the NCLEX, retake the last year of nursing school, spend a zillion dollars on more school and the NCLEX, and maybe just maybe she’ll get to one day work as a registered nurse…and maybe after another four years of DNP school she’ll get to work as a nurse practitioner. Yeah, I don’t think most people would be happy about that.
D1 has been doing really well in first grade. His reading has taken off, and he is now into chapter books. Because of all the snow days that we have had this year, he will be going to school until almost July! D2 is doing better with learning his letters and will be starting kindergarten this fall. D3 likes learning her letters also. D4 is getting ready to walk soon and is learning lots of new words.