Well it’s been a whirlwind of an adventure the past week.  I had a blast with my Mr. Fox ☺️❤️ He’s so much fun to watch on calls. xD I know he doesn’t realize it, but he truly is a hero. I’m not just my eyes, but the ones he saves as well. 

   Class has been like trying to get a sip from a fire hydrant…. So much in such a little period of time. I want to roll around on my book and hope to God that something actually sticks.  I want to soak everything up and retain it so very badly. I want to be the best I can be. But from what I can tell that will also take time.  

  I’ve noticed that it’s like learning music for the first time.  You want to be a pro and play like Behtooven, and Mozart when you first sit down to play! But then you realize…. They’ve been at it a whole lot longer than you have… 

   But when you get it, you’ve GOT it!! And once you catch it, you never seem to lose it.  Muscle memory also pitches in and it’s great. You can almost play with your eyes closed. And then you can pick up other instruments because music is a universal language.  It’s amazing. 

   I’ve caught on that EMS is quite the same.  It’s a universal language. Once you’ve learned it muscle memory comes into play with skills and scenes.  Then once you got it you can pick up the fire dept. Or even the police dept. It’s great! 

  I’m just in that state where I’m ready to get out of “scales” and start “playing real music.” And not just Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Thank you very much Mozart. But then , once again I’m reminded, scales develop the muscle memory that is so very needed. 

   Also, it helps to remember that you always fall back on your training when your adranaline kicks in. Which is why it’s so important that you get it right the first time in training with your developed muscle memory with your eyes close so that you CAN’T get it wrong.   

  Just need to hang in there. And febee that I only have a few months to get it right.  My time will come and it will be gloriously amazingly fun.  Just have to sit back and practice ☺️👍 

 So to all of you medics in training and wanna-be’s, keep it up! You’ll get there and it’s gonna come! 

No reserve, no retreat, and no regret!   

 – The Wanna-Be EMT in Training

                           -R. Massey