I moved to Vancouver Island one month ago! *happy dance*

In the last 31 days, I have moved from Vancouver to Victoria, flew home to Kitchener for Christmas, flew back to Victoria, started medical school, flew to Calgary for a retreat, got sick, and made some wonderful new friends. Phew! I am exhausted just thinking about it.

Victoria has been wonderful so far – God’s has really provided everything I need here! I have found a really amazing community here, both in school, in church, and in life. I am learning that God truly does know our hearts and rejoices when we find joy.

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

-Psalm 34:10

Week Recap

This week was (finally) our last week of neurology…I am super ready to be done drawing neurocircuitry!

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This week’s case was actually pretty interesting, all things considered. The case was about traumatic brain injury, so we learned a lot about concussions, neuropsychiatric complications like depression and PTSD, and all the bad things that can happen when you bleed into your cranial cavity (picture squeezing icing out of a tube, except the icing is your brain and the tube is your skull…mmm yum.)

I managed to get out for a few swims and some runs this week! After being sick for a few weeks it was so refreshing to finally get my body moving.

The view on my run wasn’t half bad either: 20170202_151738.jpg

Seriously though, how could anybody not love it here??

I took a personal day on Friday and took a solo mini-vacation trek to Vancouver…to see Relient K and Switchfoot! As much as I adore Relient K for their awkwardness and musicality, I am always so impressed with Switchfoot’s incredible showmanship combined with such sweet humility. They also know how to pick one heck of a set list!

I even got to go to a Jon Foreman aftershow and chat with him for a bit! I thought going to a concert by myself would be sad and lonely, but it was actually really nice to be able to enjoy it alone.

On Saturday morning I woke up super early, got a bit of work done, grabbed brunch with a friend, then caught the ferry back to the island. It was a great end to the week, but it sure is nice to be back! Definitely feels like home.

I need to get some more work done this week since midterms are coming up, but I’m feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

Have you ever gone to a concert by yourself? Was it lonely or was it fun?

Have a great week! -H

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