Today was a lovely sunny day spending some one-on-one time with my daughter Naomi. It’s rare that I have just one kid with me at a time! She had her 18-month doctor’s check up and she is developing beautifully! Her language development is apparently at the level of a 2-year old so that’s great! This is how our son Caleb was at that age. The kids must get their predilection for languages from their daddy. We thank God that we have healthy kids, something we sometimes take for granted.
A visit to the kids’ pediatrician is something I look forward to not only because I get updates on how the kids are doing physically and mentally but also because their doctor is really passionate about what she does. Every time I come out of her office, I am starry eyed with my vision to pursue medicine. She is the perfect example of someone who really cares for her patients and takes her time to go through the examination. She was so enthusiastic today to hear how much Naomi is talking and understanding. You almost feel like your child is the only child she sees that day. She lights up when you enter the room! I told her about my recent medical school plans and she was excited and gave me much appreciated pearls of wisdom.
Today was also a great day because the new application cycle for medical school has opened in parts of the country! It is becoming more and more real to me that I am actually applying to medical school! I did apply once before to one local university in 2012 but was waitlisted after my interview. Even though I was disappointed that I did not get into medical school at that time and I went through cycles of ups and downs wanting to give up, I can see now looking back that it was the best outcome. Had I gotten in at that time, we would not have our precious daughter Naomi here with us today and I just can’t imagine life without her! I also feel much more prepared this time round to give it my all for the applications, widening my scope to other provinces in Canada and possibly even other countries. The previous application experience gave me a taste of what the process and medical school interviews are like so even though I did not get in at the time, it was not a waste in any way and I learned a lot from the experience.
So I’m feeling very positive and excited about applying to medical school! My MCAT studying is going very well and I feel confident about tackling the MCAT in just a few short weeks (August 5th!). Please say a little prayer for me on that day!