At a mere twenty-three years old, I am not going to claim to have any significant wisdom. As a hopeful physician of the future, I find myself thinking about many issues relating to healthcare, especially those affecting women. I believe that these issues extend beyond the typical “growing pains” and include relationships, body image, and the challenge of learning to take life one day at a time.
I have always been a planner. I knew before I even began college how old I would be when I graduated medical school, when I wanted to get married, and have my first and second children. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, life did not go exactly to my plan, and I find myself two years behind. Although to most of you, this may seem like an insignificant amount of time, but to me, two years was an eternity. To reform my plan and figure out an alternate path was very scary to me. But here I am, with a new philosophy. Although I actively have to battle my urge to plan, I have come to realize that life is for enjoyment.
Before I begin medical school in August, I am determined to try new things, recipes, travel to new places, take up a new hobby or two. Medical school is going to offer constant structure and hard work and I plan to continue this blog through those years, when I’m sure it will be used for a little self therapy! I hope that the words I have to share may help you in some way or even just spark a new idea every once and awhile. Please do not hesitate to contact me with comments or questions on any of my posts or even if any pre-meds out there have questions about anything med related, I will be happy to help!
More to come!