Let’s do it - ten things
- I can we quite neat and ‘OCD’ when I’m out at uni or on clinical or elsewhere, but when it comes to my room you could lose a battleship. It’s messy; I believe in horizontal filing.
I’m increadibly lazyI’m not self-motivated. I will do almost anything for someone else, but can barely find the motivation to feed myself. When my parents are away I starve and live off cereal bars and cartons of apple juice, even the tap is too much effort. And going to the toilet is always last on my list of priorities.
- I have never done an honest day’s work in my life. Nor a dishonest one. I’ve been given money as a thank-you after I did something well, but I’ve never had a job.
- I believe that money is for spending. It doesn’t matter whether I’m spending money on things for myself or for somebody else: money is being spent. Conversley, there is a feeling of remorse and loss when I realise how much I haven’t left.
- I like hugs and crave company, I don’t play computer games because I get lonely, I don’t do homework (or assignments or whatever I’m supposed to call it now I’m a grown-up) in my room because I get lonely - thus distracted, no self-motivation remember - so I spend all the time I’m not Tumblr downstairs with the parents. I do homework downstairs on the dining room table. And drive them potty. And cuddle them a lot.
- I like things to be present and correct. Like grammer.
- I winge and whine a lot - like many NHS employees - but feel that, on the whole, my outlook is warmer, sunny spells.
- Although I did well in maths and science at GCSE and A-Level, I can barely do my times tables now, or add up. I regret not doing more maths and organic chemistry - which I liked because one looked really clever hearing the name of a chemical and being able to draw it and vice versa.
- I’m irritated by character traits in others that I recognise in myself. Most people I dislike (and there aren’t many of them) are very similar to me. Logically, I do not like myself.
- I’m not studying radiography because I love radiography (very few people in my class are). It just looked neither boring nor too much like hard work.
I’ve reached number ten and realised that I haven’t written anything trivial or light-hearted. I’ll try again tomorrow.
My, oh my, oh my!
PREACHING TO THE CHOIR re. #1 #2 #4 #5 #7 #8(although I never did maths, I still enjoy being able to draw complicated molecules that mean nothing to me, nor ANYONE ELSE) and #9
but I feel #9 is the one I feel most akin to. Anyone I’ve ever genuinely disliked, has had a trait of my own. There is this one guy in my class (mature student, none the less) who is cocky about his own knowledge, likes people to know he knows things, loves praise and recognition for his knowledge, is loud and obnoxious and is fairly ambitions. I am all of these things in varying proportions and I categorically CANNOT STAND THIS MAN. Seriously. My past two placements I have spent with this guy and it has driven me NUTS. But I openly admit that everything about him that I dislike, are traits that I myself posses. As a result, I must conclude that a) I hate myself and b) other people find my highly irritating and this hate my existence. I know this, because I know that I am not the only one that cannot stand this other student. The world can be so cruel sometimes.
But regarding #6? ITS GRAMMAR, NOT GRAMMER.
also, #10? I am studying Radiography for the LOVE of Radiography. But secretely also because I did not have the grades to be a radiologist, and it was as near as damnit without me actually realising that was my logic.
I JUST LOVE SEEING PEOPLES INSIDES. ITS COOL. I FEEL LIKE SUPERMAN.
Something that I have picked up on, from being around these parts for a little while now; is that there is a fair few Radiographer’s deep down ambitions of being doctors. I know that a very good friend and fellow student Radiographer, who’s posted briefly here on Tumblr stating his deep down desire for medicine; go figure. I too have similar feelings; we have discussed it many a time.
However this has got me thinking, I don’t know about other Radiographers on here. However we have both had fairly successful first years both academically and practically. Yet it might appear to some that our heart might not be in the right place, so what is it that makes a good Radiographer? Perhaps the skills required of a Radiographer are directly comparable to that of a Doctor, or maybe my idea of Medicine is more like Radiography. I guess one could argue that the skills such as: technical ability, academic skills (though higher in Medicine), caring, attention to detail and I am sure all could list more; are desirable in both fields. Or perhaps it’s the deep desire to pursue medicine that drives us to perform at such a level.
I am rather thinking out loud here. However I would be interested in seeing what other Radiographers and Rad. Techs. personally feel are the best qualities for people in our profession, either as a student or qualified.
I know I have tackled this topic before in a way that upset a few people.
Here’s the thing though. Most medical professionals have the same skill set that makes them suitable to be MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.
There IS a degree of technical proficiency, there IS a degree of patient care, there IS that degree of strict attention to detail. All in all these are important skills for whatever you are doing, be it radiography or medicine etc.
Many people who intend to study medicine from the beginning use radiography as a stepping stone. THIS IS A FACT.
Also, many people encounter radiography and choose to do it because they didn’t get in to medicine the first time around.
There are a number of factors but these have nothing to do with success in radiography.
Motivation is a funny thing and in terms of studying medicine post radiography, there are a few.
No matter what the motivation, ultimately it’s what suits you personally.
If radiography isn’t satisfying enough, or not making you happy, dream big, leap higher and HAVE ASPIRATIONS.
There is NOTHING worse than getting stuck in a job you hate and no longer have motivation for it, because I can guarantee, even if you are doing well enough, there will always be the chance that you will get bored of it.
There’s a reason we’ve gravitated to this field. We have an affiliation for solving puzzles, working with patients and using learned skills to help us along the way.
Whether you continue this through to medicine is purely up to you. You just have to work for it!
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