Henri-Frédéric Amiel

October 14, 2008

“The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.”

Random Writings…

September 6, 2008

I have a planner that I used throughout my last year of nursing school, from August 2007-July 2008.  I carried it with me most places, kept notes in it, used it as scratch paper to write notes to my friends sitting next to me during class, etc.  My friends and I would often, rather than whispering to one another in class (which we did too often already), write what we were thinking on the other person’s notes or planner.  Whichever happened to be within reach of your pen.  

So, I also have things written in my planner by my friends.  As I’m cleaning things out I need to get rid of this old planner, but I’d like to remember some of things written in it.  So, I am typing them out here.  Some of them are quotes, some of them are snide comments about other people.  We often used these notes to vent about our frustrations related to those in class with us.  Anyway, here is some of what was written, as I said, some of it by me, some of it by others and pretty much all of it is out of context here in this post.  

-Find your happy place.  Go there.  Stay there for five minutes, then come back.  

-Increasing one’s openness to self and others is the basis for being able to establish healthier interpersonal relationships.

-This was my nightmare all thoughout Pediatrics:  Diarrhea of the mouth

-Mediocrity is the best camouflage known to man. -Quote from the book, “The Power of One.”

-The imagination is always the best torturer.  -Quote from the book, “The Power of One.”

-You can get used to anything, I discovered. -Quote from the book, “The Power of One.”

-If he ever has kids, then I already feel bad for them.

-That haircut is awful.

-I’m so sick of him using my lecture time to flex his brain.

-“Exchangement”, I think that’s a new word.

-Boobs and brains.

-Is she wearing stilletos at 9am?

It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.