All in God’s Hands (Week 3)

Week’s ItineraryParasitology Exam 1, Pathology Pre-test and Exam 1, and Behavior Quiz 1

On Monday, the Parasitology exam was brought to the table.  Taking this exam was all in God’s hands and strength.  Let’s just say, I am so glad it was multiple choice b/c it was easier to do rule-outs for selected answers.  For the lab, I think I did very well (straight identification and memorization).   Taking the exam was similar to Anatomy’s Practical portion where specimens are placed throughout the room, but these creatures are under the microscope.  We did not have to rotate and wait until the professor says “Move” like Anatomy.  You were able to move freely, which was surprisingly kind of nice.  It did not feel disorganized at all to me.  The specimen was duplicated under 2 microscopes by a question, so it is okay to look at both to get a good idea of what parasite you are looking at.

Tuesday was just a really unfortunate day for exams and quizzes.  One reason why I felt defeated that day was because we got the exam and quiz grade right after taking it, so it felt more like being punched in the face after receiving the grade.  So, I was the one student who had to retake the test on Wed for Pathology.  I got an 85% on the pre-test, and you need to get a 90% or above to pass the test, so of course I was frustrated b/c I almost passed it.  The night before, I got great tutoring privileges with some friends, so that helped a lot!  Not giving up!  With the Behavior quiz . . .  I honestly just started studying on the day of the quiz 😦  I just did not have time guys.  This past weekend with the bald eagle, squirrels, and wren really consumed my time, but the experience was wonderful & I will never forget it.  On the quiz, the professor did a lot of scenarios and asked what type of behavior theory it was (multiple choice).  The theories can be very tricky, but once I get the general idea, I will greatly succeed.  With that being said, I did get a 60% 😦 I’m glad it was a quiz though so that I can learn from my mistakes without feeling incredibly doomed!  (At the end of the week, she reasoned with us and is allowing us to retake the quiz 2 weeks from now/ NICE!) To make me feel if there was hope in the air, I checked to see how I did on my Dermatology Midterm I took last Friday.  I GOT AN A!! (93%)  Oh, how beautiful is the Glory of the Lord!  I later received my Parasitology Exam grade that I took on Monday and received a B(82%).  I was so ecstatic to hear this after going through that mess of exams on Tuesday.

When I went to take my Pathology exam on Wednesday, I was surprised to see a good amount of classmates taking the exam also.  It felt surprisingly relieving to see that people are just as normal as I am 🙂  Just kidding!   This exam was tricky!  But, I still got an A!!  You are wonderful Lord!

The next test for next week is Pharmacology, and it is scaring the mess out of me!  It is so hard for me to pay attention in most of the classes, but Pharm is the roughest (next up is Epidemiology).  I just feel bored out of my mind and totally confused.  Just brace yourself in this class.  A classmate of mine wondered if I was not an auditory learner at the way I don’t pay attention in class.  My answer is I am very bad with learning from large class lectures.  It is not a personal environment for me where I feel comfortable to ask questions and share a discussion with the teacher b/c everyone else will get ticked off at you.  I learn better through one-on-one discussions as it relates to auditory learning.  Plus large lectures go way to fast, so I get frustrated b/c I lose focus.  So there is my studying struggle in a nutshell 🙂

I finally got some pictures from my last Shorinjyru Karatedo National Tournament (Japanese from of Martial Arts).  I did 2 kata tournaments (2nd place in empty-hand and 1st in weaponry).  The last tournament I did was kumite, which is “sparring” or fighting against an opponent.  I had fun as always, and there were more children this year!




Here is my head sensei from UGA

pic6Here is my head sensei back in my hometown in Georgia.  I have been very blessed to have 2 really good senseis!


This girl is super sweet!!  She’s very enthusiastic about this fighting style, so I hope she sticks with it.



They grade hard!  7 is a normal score given to people, but I will still try harder!!!

Through Him,


Psalm 8:2– “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”


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