Student Blog Wk.1 S.1 Yr.2: Stricter, more detailed, and impending stress

So I just finished my first week back for my second year in Naturopathic studies.  What can I say, other-than I’m not feeling the pressure yet, but I can assume it will be coming.  I have put myself into 6 courses, 2 online (which I hate), and the rest in-class.  I’m pretty excited about most of my courses because 2nd year is more about the details of Naturopathic medicine, rather then general science courses.  I have so much reading and so many assessments, plus 5 final exams, that this semester is going to be a test of time management and organization.  I think I have said that every semester, but this one is bigger and more hectic then usual.  We get marked stricter about our referencing, the assessments are very detailed, and the teachers expect you to remember everything for 1st year!  So review is in order, reading, reading, reading, and focus.  I did manage to have some fun time this week by squeezing in the St.Kilda night markets, where I bought a bunch of hippie swag (even-though I’m not a hippie), and had some laughs and home-made sangria with a close friend.  I also realized that going to work is probably going to be my only down-time from school, which makes me happy because I like where I work and the people I work with are pretty relaxed.   I don’t have much else to say about this week, except that I have already spend too much time on leisure activities, and not enough time on school, and its only the first week!!!   This is should be interesting…  Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂