Welcome back to another Sit Down With Scarlett post! If you like more personal blog posts, sit down and grab a cup of tea and keep reading.
Right now I am in the January term at my school, where we have an intense 3 week class before we start second semester. Freshman year I took a really easy photography elective, and last January I was able to travel to Jamaica to learn about disabilities in a developing country. But this year I had to take neuroanatomy, which has the reputation as being one of the hardest Speech Pathology classes. And I would say it lived up to it’s rep!
I had class from 8:30-12, and then spent the rest of the day trying to memorize everything from that day before class the next day. It wasn’t too bad the first few days luckily, which means I was still able to do a few fun things the first weekend like make cut out cookie with friends and go ice skating!
But then it got more intense and more material, and by the end I would go home, study through lunch, and then go to the library for the rest of the afternoon and night. Luckily one of my best friends who I study really well with was in it with me, so we were able to study together a lot too! We had our second and last test yesterday, and my friend and I present our project together today, and then I am officially done! It will be so nice to have a week off to relax, catch up on reading and blogging, and then start second semester fresh!
I also just got my observation assignment for clinic next semester and I will be observing an adult aphasia client! Last semester I had a pediatric client with articulation and phonological problems, so it will be great that this experience will be completely different!
After this class, I am honestly excited to start second semester and have a normal routine again that doesn’t involve school all day every day. I am taking Linguistics, Physics for Health Sciences, Aural Rehabilitation, Visual Rhetoric, Language Disorders Across the Lifespain, and Volleyball. Which should be interesting because I don’t think I have even touched a volleyball since senior year when I played in high school! But at least I should remember the basics after 6 years of playing, right?
And that’s about it! Not too exciting thanks to neuroanatomy, but I can’t wait to write up some of the blog post ideas I have!
What has been the best part of your January so far? Share in the comments below!