However the logic behind my note pile is not the point of this blog, rather it is the fact that although I have a lot more notes to write up than I thought (and I would like) it is that I am not as bothered about the number I have left to write up. Whereas last year I made an effort to write up most of my notes due to having a pre Christmas multiple choice question exam, this year I have only had practicals and you can't revise too much for them from a set of notes. Part of it is that I have been busier with clinics, OPSOC business and the like, but part of it is that I haven't felt the need to do so. I don't mean that I understand everything completely straight away but rather that the amount I do understand is enough that I don't feel completely confused by the subject and have to write it up and read around the subject just to get through the next lecture. I think this is partly because the topics are more directly applicable to the following clinic and partly because after the last year there aren't any major gaps in my knowledge. Coming into first year optometry not having done biology since GCSE level over 15 years ago made some modules a little tricky.
I think the point I am getting at, in a long winded way, is that people learn in different ways and different speeds and everyone will eventually find the best way for them.
There are two reasons why I didn't do this yesterday; one, Christmas shopping (the bane of my existence) and two because I was going to see Commander Chris Hadfield at a book signing. If you don't know who Chris Hadfield is, you must have been living under a rock for the last year. He was commander of the International Space Station and spent over 3 months in space, taking lots of beautiful photos and doing lots of experiments including some on his eyes. He also recorded this video at the end of his time there.