My kids and I made a stop at our awesome local used book store the other day.. It was between their biannual hematology check up and biweekly OT and speech for the boys. We have quite a bit of credit there from books I’ve traded in. This was the first time I’ve been there since I was struck by the idea of becoming a doctor. There is the BEST homeschool/education room there, and I was so excited to check it out, with a new interest in mind! When I’d been there before, I had noticed countless study books for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and even MCAT. My eyes literally would gloss over all of that.. angst and intimidation.. I need to be totally honest, I have a bit of a science and math education deficit.. I remember being great at math in 6th grade, passing notes in 7th grade, taking Algebra 1 in 8th grade with much note passing and not much learning. My foundation is rocky, and my success in high school Chemistry was greatly hindered because of it. One reason I’m totally ok with this journey being years long and continuing to homeschool my children for however long they need me is that I get to re-educate myself in these weak areas. Current distractions include passing notes on facebook, hahaha… and laundry, and appointments, and homeschooling, and tutoring, and moving, and house stuff, and this list will never end. BUT I am excited for a bit of a redo. I was not excited for anything the first time around. My oldest is 11, and I get to learn along with him now. I’m thankful for that.
Anyway, I’m rambling. The education room did not disappoint. I picked up a copy of a verbal reasoning MCAT study guide (because that’s what I’m probably best at) and a biochemistry book (because why not)..They were super cheap too. Those and a few kid books were only about $16 because of my existing store credit. Let the leisurely learning commence.
P.S. Here’s a photo of some flowers my kids picked for me today.