So, although I’m apprehensive to admit it, I’ve sort of promised myself (once again) to try and make more time for this blog. I honestly enjoy blogging so much, but when life gets a bit hectic it is the first thing that goes out of the window, and that makes me really sad. I still have the prompt emails saved from a couple of Blogging U courses I signed up to yonks ago, and decided to dust one off and dedicate an hour or two to sit down and commit to it.
The prompt was Day 8 of Blogging101 (although I think this may have been revamped since) and was about commenting. Let it be known that I am the worst for commenting, but it’s something that I really do want to work on. I guess it comes from the fact that this blog started as a cathartic exercise of getting my thoughts out there, so they could be purged from my head.
The challenge was to comment on four different blog posts from blogs you have not commented on before, and I decided to pick four different categories that interest me, and leave a comment on one blog post corresponding to each of the topics that resonated with me. The challenge also gives you an opportunity to share the posts you commented on, so that’s what I’m going to do now!
- Bullet Journalling. For just over a month I have been using the Bullet Journal method, alongside an agenda type future planner. There is a wealth of information on social media about the method, and I have been soaking up inspiration from lots of different sources. A post by Jess of Pretty Prints and Paper ‘5 Ways to Add Self Care to Your Bullet Journal’ really resonated with me, as it included some techniques that I am already practicing, as well as some new ideas.
- Medical School. I have been thinking a lot about my decision to take a gap year before medical school, and the impending application in recent weeks. It seems like perfect timing to have stumbled on a post on a medical student blog entitled ’50 Things About the Gap Year’. If you’re thinking of taking a gap year before continuing your studies I would definitely recommend checking it out!
- Student Life. Recently I have been into reading PhD student blogs, maybe this has stemmed from my interest in the YouTube channel SimonOxfPhys, or the fact that I have had the opportunity to get to know a few PhD students at my own university, but the world of academia is one which is so fascinating to me. Another thing I love about student PhD blogs is the fact that they are often transparent about their transition from student to fully functioning adult – like this post from thatsaplan entitled ‘What’s for breakfast?’
- Theatre. Science will always be my career choice, but it’s so important to have interests outside of medicine, else you will drive yourself crazy. My love of theatre is stronger than ever, with regular theatre trips, and the creation of the ‘My Month in Theatre’ series. Earlier I had the fortune to stumble across a post by a lovely blogger – Alice rambles – and her post about the ever wonderful Wicked, which can be found here. I can feel a booking in the works!
So, there are the four posts I’ve read in the past day or so that I really enjoyed, and actually commented on! I’ve actually really enjoyed engaging with some other bloggers, and hope to turn commenting into a regular habit. If you have come across any great posts lately feel free to link me below and I’ll check them out.
Until next time,