31 March 2011

Knock, Knock

Do you have anyone in your life who is always there for you? I have a few people like that. Two are my parents. I think I am closer to my parents than a lot of other people my age, because I spent a lot of time with them as a kid. I was seriously ill, so I kind-of had to. A lot of the time they were the only people available to hang out with. I was also homeschooled by my dad, so we are especially close. Another person in my life like that is my coach, Coach OH!. I have known her since I was probably 8 or 9. Well, I did before that, but that's when I started taking private lessons with her. You can't spend probably 20+ hours a week with a person every day for over 10 years and NOT be close. Well, you could, but you might go crazy. Coach OH! is probably the person I trust most of all in my life. She always has the best advice. Oh and she always has this secret pizza stash in her office. Do not tell anyone. We skaters are supposed to eat healthy ;)

Right now, the person I am closest to at school is my new friend Harper. Harper and I started out kind-of rocky. We both want to be doctors... actually we both want to be pediatric hematologist-oncologists. So we were always competing. We have a crazy amount of things in common like favorite artists, fashion style, and medical histories. It's the last part that made our friendship take so long to happen, I think, but also the thing that makes us closest. I mean, it's kind-of scary to meet someone who knows everything you've been through and open up to them when you haven't before. Before I met Harper, I didn't really have any friends who knew what my life was like first-hand. (Actually, I did at one point: kids from my unit, but I lost touch with most of them when I got back to my normal life.) It's kind-of nice to have someone who understands if you are feeling like crap one day with one of your weird problems and doesn't get mad at you for not wanting to hang out after class. I am on this medication that is very routine-dependent. Yesterday, I slept through my alarm and ended up taking it two hours late when I got back from class. My stomach was upset all day and I was really achy... I felt like I had the flu. At least I didn't forget entirely. When I was sailing, it was really hard to keep a routine and my side effects got really bad. Luckily, if it's a one-time deal, they usually do only last the one day. And I have my secret stash of pills to combat the side effects, but my doctor doesn't want me taking them unless I really need to.

17 March 2011

I Can't See Russia from My House :(

So I was thinking you might want to know why I am blogging. I'm not a writer like Harper, who writes poems when she's bored. Actually, I'm not really much of a writer at all. Initially, I had a skating contract and they were paying me to blog. No, I didn't admit this because it was in the contract not to. Anyway, I was being paid to blog and wasn't too happy about it. I'm not the type of person to post my personal life online. Still, it became kind-of fun. When my contract expired/I quit skating, I decided to continue the blog because I got used to it. I kind-of enjoy it now.

Anyway... some new developments.

One More Time with Feeling

Since so many people have gotten blogs on blogger within the past two weeks... I decided to convert. I really love the way wordpress is set up, but it will be easier for people to read my blog on blogger. For now, my old blog is locked. I tried to import the posts into here, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm still trying to figure this out, so bear with me if stuff looks weird. But at least with a fresh start, I don't feel as guilty about not going back to fix dead/moved picture links!

Fresh starts... I needed to change the title of my blog around anyway, because I've already been to Vancouver (YAY!) and I'm no longer skating either competitively or professionally. Just for fun. My main focus these days is the MCAT. Which Kat insists is named after her... hello, CAT, just add an E. ;)