I’m still here. Day 11 of Summer Break and getting re-adjusted. All but two vials of the original twelve of my second round of alpha-tocopherol and EtOH dosed flies are dead now. So, once these last two have ran their last climbing assays or simply do not survive until testing day, I will begin processing the data. My mentor has given me a new assignment and as soon as I get this data and paper done, I’ll be right on it. For now, I’m eagerly awaiting the paper in order to look it through and write the research proposal. I’ll start looking myself based on the notes from today.
In addition, many other things have happened. After weeks of anxious waiting, I am pleased to announce that I made it through both interviews at Riverside Community Hospital and will soon be working there as an intern at least four hours a week. I hesitated to tell anyone yet because I don’t like being uncertain in my direction and being proven wrong after I say anything. After all, one shouldn’t count their chickens before they are hatched. After a health screening this week, my training officially starts in early July.