Set me in front of a partner explaining things either by talking or acting them out and I am set on fire with the amount of information I absorb. What took me hours to try to wrap my head around yesterday studying on my own from my notes and book, took all but a half hour for me to get by having a wonderful co-student show me what I needed to know.
How am I going to survive the next two years with this visual learning style? It’s not like my co-students are going to want to reiterate before each test for me.
After receiving an average score on my Pharmacology exam today this is the text I wrote my husband:
“I feel completely inadequate and dumb. I wish I wasn’t the student I am. I am not made to be a nurse or anything productive. I should go back to loving my kids and doing housework, and even that I wasn’t very good at.”
Now keep in mind, this was written after my exam and I was on my way to my car. I finally was able to let my guard down from being around the other students, the tears flowed and I was hoping my husband could heal me with his words of encouragement. He was at work and talked with me briefly but in a way only a husband could.
It’s funny how I am an honors student feeling such meagerness, that all I want to do is quit.