Just thinking about this past week makes me tired.
A lot happened. The sad thing is that I don’t remember any of it. Well, most of it. It’s just that a lot happened in a relatively short period of time over the weekend, causing it to be a blur. And that, in itself, is a problem. At least for me.
I have a new partner on Saturdays now. Her name is Jen. She’s been an EMT for a while, including a stint with Boston EMS. She’s only been a medic for about 5 months or so – it seems as though I get partnered with a lot of new Paramedics for some reason. I’d like to think it’s because my employers put a lot of trust and confidence in my ability to bring new people along. The reality, however, is that I probably did something in a previous life that merits some sort of punishment. I don’t know what that would have been, but sometimes it’s difficult just the same to be in that position. I’m certainly not paid any more because of it. But in the long run I suppose it really doesn’t matter. It’s part of the job.
I had to write a paper last week detailing the life cycle of a cell. While it wasn’t as hard as it sounds, it was still a pain to write. I had to do a lot of work to make sure I had all of the source material done right. And while there was a lot of detail that needed to be covered, the paper itself – technically it was classified for our purposes as a lab report – was only 3 pages long. While I have no idea how I did on it, I felt good about how it went. This coming Friday we have our first lab practical. And it will be interesting to see how it goes. And tomorrow will be a study day, a gym day (I went today for the first time in two weeks), and a work day.
It will be busy.