за шиворотом снег, на лице довольные щи, а в голове «Baby, it’s cold outside»
happy first snow day NY! ❄️
сегодня Нью-Йорк присыпало первым снежочком (нехило так), вероятно, к утру он уже растает, но детский восторг я словить таки успела 🤩
и вообще, я не планировала постить снег, мне осенние фотографии ещё до апреля выкладывать 😂
но первый снег, знаете ли, дело важное и не терпит отлагательств!
так что делюсь с вами несколькими фотокарточками, которые я успела снять, пока мою камеру не залепило мокрыми хлопьями и она не начала жалобно молить о пощаде :)
а завтра уже +10, но сегодня я чётко почувствовала и как следует распробовала вкус новогоднего настроения 🙌🏻✨🤩
I have ADHD. Yup, I know this brings up mixed feeling for so many people. I hear you, ADHD have become overly diagnosed and medicated all over the US. The reality is that while some students choose stimulants for all-nighters, others need it to simply sit still and accomplish one task at hand 🤷🏻♀️. I mean most of us have studied the microbiology and physiology of an ADHD brain- you can’t make that up!
So while I do struggle with certain situations that others might not. the solution is sometimes as simple as testing in an isolated room (as it was the case for my CBSE exam). So when it came to STEP 1, I knew I had no chance without the proper accommodations.
I started doing my research for USMLE requirements at least a year before applying, asking advice from various physicians, neuropsychologists, and of course Google.
All those sources agreed with one thing: It is EXTREMELY HARD to receive step 1 accommodations for a learning disability.
It wasn’t going to be easy but It wasn’t impossible. A few months before applying, I started doing the real homework. I read lawsuit cases against the USMLE/NBME for violation of the American Disability Act. I searched through other universities for advice about applying. I even got trapped on student forums that discussed testing accommodations (regrets 😒!). The idea was to absorb everything and anything I could get my hands on, so I could submit a complete application on the first go. I wanted to avoid an appeal and another step 1 exam delay. (As I mentioned last post: their decision can take up to 60 days and with an appeal up to another 60 days).
I spent a few weeks putting my application and documents together while looking for anyone that had gone through process. When that failed, I decided to find a disability lawyer with actual experience dealing with the USMLE. I told him I needed guidance with my application. I sent him some $$ and in return got amazing feedback, it took me some time to get all the tests and documents he recommended but less than a month of passing the CBSE, my application was submitted.
😓- posting the rest tomorrow-
Some random pics of Boston. I cannot wait to go back to the east coast someday! I think it was probably my favorite trip we've taken, even though Bart had to work in the middle of it. 😂 Good thing he had training bc otherwise who knows when we would have ever made it over there!
Nilla and I found the prettiest tree in the neighborhood today 😍😍😍 Also, this coat is 40% off right now 🙌 follow me in the @liketoknow.it app for outfit details or it’s linked in my bio 💕💕 about to start packing for an early morning flight ✈️✈️✈️ http://liketk.it/2yhns #liketkit#LTKsalealert