Well! A lot has happened...
Truthfully, it's been so long that I struggled to find my blog! You can all thank my mom for bullying me into returning to write.
So... I actually got in! Wonder if I should change that blog title to "Seriously. MD."? It took many years, blood, sweat and tears, but it paid off. Certainly can't say I'm not determined! I'm half way through my first year of medicine and loving it!
Some of my thoughts below:
I don't believe in fate. I do believe we have a purpose. If you listen, you'll know it. It's persistent.
In my final year of high school, our literature teacher handed each student a quote, which she felt was relevant for that individual. Mine read, “To thine own self be true” by Shakespeare. I didn't think much of it at the time, but it's been a theme throughout my life – to be true to myself and to follow my passion.
I've wanted to be a doctor since I was nine. I didn't tell many people. I didn't think it was achievable for me.
Funny how opportunities present themselves. I didn't think we'd move countries, and certainly didn't think I'd be headed back to university full time. Along my journey I experienced massive self doubt - repeatedly. I still do, but it's getting better. Interestingly, many of these brilliant people I'm surrounded by feel the same way. That surprised me.
I've always known what I was supposed to be doing. Sometimes it takes courage. I have kept and I cherish all the words of encouragement I've received from people who have supported me on this journey over the years. From those I love, those I have loved and lost, and those who have simply passed through my life, bringing positivity and inspiration. I hope I have returned some of that.
If you are on a journey to follow your heart's desire, hold on tightly.