Maintaining relationships during PT school is really hard, and I think I'm failing miserably at it. When I woke up today, I took some time to respond to week-old emails, check my voicemail and follow up on events in my friends' lives that I haven't heard about in months. I realized that I have been neglecting just about every relationship in my life that wasn't formed through PT school, and I'm starting to sense the strain being put on all of the others.
Am I selfish? I feel so guilty that my little world of flashcards and mnemonics has been revolving around me for the past month, but there never seems to be enough time to fit in everyone and everything. What's worse is that when I have a break, I usually just want to have some "Lauren time" and call it a day.
As a solution, I'm finding creative ways to incorporate people into my PT life (i.e. they are my practice subjects for surface anatomy). Sometimes they'll even quiz me on origins and insertions. The best I can do is be thankful and promise everyone free PT for life as payment for my absence throughout the next three years.