The Original Plan:
-Go to BYU.
-Major in art.
a) never take another math class. ever.
b) avoid science classes like the plague.
-Travel the world (most specifically, go to London).
-Start a family.
-Stay home. Raise children. Be an artist.
How It Actually Went Down:
-Go to BYU.
-Major in Physiology and Developmental Biology.
a) take calculus. get first ever B. but not last.
b) 83.5 science credits and counting.
-Decide to go to medical school.
-Change mind about medical school. Decide to go to PA school instead.
-Travel the world (study abroad to London. trips to Paris and Barcelona).
-Change mind about PA school. Decide to work after bachelors degree.
-Change mind about working. Apply to physiology masters program.
-Break up with boyfriend of 3.5 years.
-Get accepted to physiology masters program.
-Break up with pre-med boyfriend.
-Break up with civil engineer boyfriend.
-Decide all boys are lame.
A recent lament of mine prompted my roommate to post the following on my facebook wall:
So I counted. And I'm officially on Plan F. I'm actually feeling pretty excited about Plan F.
(Which is one of the reasons that I have this ominous feeling....like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. If it sounds good and I feel excited about it, historically speaking...it's not for me. When did I become such a cynic?)
So here it is. Plan F:
I am going to get a PhD.
I'll be spending the summer investigating labs around the country that do obesity/metabolism research and deciding where I want to apply/who I want to research with. Applications are due in December. The goal is somewhere East Coast.
Maybe when I get there I'll meet Mr. Right. Maybe not. At this point, I don't really care because I'm just psyched at the idea of a doctorate. I haven't decided whether or not I want to do a postdoctoral fellowship (necessary if I want to have my own lab someday) or just be done after PhD. I've got plenty of time to decide though.
So there you have it. My new life plan. I think (hope!) it's a keeper! And with it, my new motto:
|The calendar hanging in my bedroom. Design from here.|