My name is Malaika and my blog is about my journey through medical school in Canada as a married mother-of-two beautiful children.
I chose to write this blog because attempting to go to medical school in my mid-thirties, with a family and a previous career under my belt was a scary decision that had many odds against it becoming a reality.
Through my blog, I hope to encourage anyone out there who may be facing a crossroads, wondering where to go next, feeling the weight of impossibility, yet knowing they need to make a change and move forward with new exciting dreams and goals, no matter how scary or impossible it may seem.
I am a blend of two cultures (Kenyan-Scottish) and was born and raised in Kenya. Growing up in Kenya was an amazing experience where I learned the value of hard work and ambition. Moving to Canada alone in my early twenties to pursue a degree in Biochemistry was one of the most difficult changes I made. But from it I learned how to embrace change and focus on the positive aspects of new situations. There is great value in exposing oneself to other cultures and learning to be open-minded to others’ points of view.
I am currently in my third year of medical school and it has been an incredible experience so far. I am so happy to have my husband and kids along with me for the ride. Through it all, I thank God for the strength and grace He gives me each day to face life anew.
We all have the potential to achieve anything we set our minds to! I hope to share my life experiences and provide motivation to passionately reach out for your goals and dreams, no matter what they may be!
Featured image: Sunset view of a Canadian city (can you guess which one?) by potentialdoctor.com