February 26, 2010 10:50 PM


I just finished watching the movie "Julie & Julia." My sister actually gave me the book for my birthday last year. It was an entertaining read, but for some reason, I hadn't thought about watching the movie until today. I thought the movie was pretty good, most likely because I absolutely love food and anything that's even remotely related to food.

Anyways, for the past month or so, I've been feeling less motivated than usual. It seems like everyone around me has so many plans and is so well prepared for the future. All I could think about was everything I should be doing, resulting in nothing being done. I wish I had a guardian angel who encouraged me and kept me on my toes. I'm sorry to admit that I've been pushing away my depressing thoughts by baking batches upon batches of cookies...and eating them all. I've officially become the Cookie Monster.

So watching "Julie & Julia" today really inspired me to get my lazy self off my chair and actively pursue my dreams. Well, technically, I'm actually still sitting on the same chair that I've been sitting on since I finished the movie, but I will eventually get up! I'm actually retaking the MCAT on March 27th. My first score was okay, but I know I can do better if I study a bit more. So, despite it being way past New Years, here are my new resolutions:

1) Live at the Library
I'm not really going to live there, I'm just going to spend a lot of time there. I'm going to take at least two MCAT practice tests per week and study for at least an hour each night.

2) Devote myself to Lab
Now that my midterm is over, I can spend more time in my research lab. The thing about labs is that they take a lot of time because the experiments keep failing....slightly depressing, but I know that PCR will work someday!

3) Sleep more
A side effect of eating too many cookies is that I'm always on a sugar high, which means I can't fall asleep until 3 am. I usually get up a bit after 7 am.

4) Exercise and Stay Healthy!
No more cookies! They are really very healthy cookies, though. No, I will not fall under the temptation, again. Once you succumb to one unhealthy desire, your resolve will slowly crumble and before you know it, you're watching the eighth consecutive episode of How I Met Your Mother.

So, like Julie Powell, I've outlined my plans to the world and hopefully, I'll be able to motivate myself to follow through. Maybe one day, after I've achieved my dream of becoming a doctor, I can pursue my culinary interests. Or if I fail miserably and can't get into a single medical school...but let's be optimistic, right? :)

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stamp of approval :)!

Posted by Amelia | 2010-02-27

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