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My name is Malaika and I am a married mother of two wonderful, boisterous children who have rocked my world!

I am a blend of two cultures (Kenyan-Scottish) and was born and raised in Kenya. I currently live in Canada and am attending medical school.

I enjoy reading, science, nature, piano, song-writing, cooking, calligraphy and crochet. My faith is an important part of who I am.

In life, there is 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!

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My munchkins
Family picture August 2016
My precious family

67 thoughts on “About Me

      1. Hi Malaika! You’re welcome. The merits are yours. About singing, you are right, but I know this only since two years ago. I suffered bullying at work and I began to sing, but a lot years ago I sung with guitar and harmonica. For me the discovery is about the therapeutic benefits of singing. Oh pretty, thanks so much for your reply and best wishes 😉

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I am still waiting for official news from medical schools. Trying to be patient 🙂 From reading your blog, you sound like you have found the perfect career for you. That’s great! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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  1. Very nice photo of you and your story is a great one! Many best wishes and success in all your future endeavors . Thanks for the follow! I’m very new at this blogging. Only two months. My son Kennie taught me how. I will be following you as well.

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  2. Hi dear, I found you on Michael Origin’s group! I hope you get into med school. I am in my final year now and looking forward to being finished 🙂 Nice to have met you, looking forward to future posts 😉 xoxo Deniza

    http://askdeniza.com

    PS: If you want to follow me back, you can choose either my wp.com or .org (askdeniza.com) account it doesn’t matter for me 🙂

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  3. Hi,
    I know Wilson Gaba, the Lonely Author Blog, and Hugh.
    Thanks for visiting my site yesterday. I am glad you liked my guest author’s post about SEO. I have posts about SEO on my site routinely.
    In response to your post, It sounds like failing the MCAT twice was a good learning experience. My late husband failed his test twice to become a psychology and learned a great deal from that experience.
    Thank you again for yesterday’s visit.

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    1. Thank you Janice for your encouraging words and for taking the time to visit my blog. What an inspiring story about your husband! I always love hearing about stories of perseverance and determination! Just wanted to clarify that I didn’t actually fail the MCAT though. I just wanted to improve my score in order to be more competitive in my application. Thanks again for visiting and have an amazing new year!

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  4. Hello,

    First of all, your name is Malaika and my name is Malavika. We are literally only missing one letter in our name. Secondly, you live in Canada and so do I. And last, but not least, you are about to start medical school, and I have just graduated. That’s a lot of things in common for two people who have never met or heard of each other till this moment, hey?

    You have a beautiful family, and how wonderful it is that you have had time quality time with your sweet babies.

    I want to wish you the best of luck on your endeavours. Medicine is life changing and I hope you enjoy every moment of it.

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    1. Hi Malavika! Thanks so much for reaching out to me! That’s a lot we have in common, indeed! I love your name, it’s so unique! If I can ask, where in Canada are you? You can PM me at thepotentialdoctor@gmail.com if you’d like. I visited your blog and it’s wonderful! I look forward to reading more of your posts. Congratulations on completing medical school. That’s a great achievement and I wish you all the best as you plan for your residency! Keep in touch 🙂

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      1. Hi Malaika,
        I’m happy to hear from you.
        My husband and I live in Kitchener, Ontario for the moment. My family are in BC though, so I often go back to visit.

        Ah, I am excited for you to start medical school! Do let me know if there is anyway that I can help you. I have just gotten into my study schedule to prepare for my USMLE’s, as we plan to relocate to the US for residency.

        I’m so glad you enjoyed my blog. I’m glad I found yours too, and will definitely keep in touch!

        Please do consider me a friend :),
        Malavika
        xo

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  5. I want to thank you so much for sharing your inspiring journey. I was also admitted at McGill medical school as an NTP candidate. As a 34 years old mother in law of a wonderfull teenager and with the support of my partner, I’m preparing for this great adventure, but I was assailled by some doubts today. Your testimony inspired me and gave me confidence that it is possible to reconcile such project with family commitments.You also seem to embody an inspiring model focused on balance, spirituality, humanitude and humility. Thank you again and congratulations to you and your family for all your achievements, but specially for your feelable kindness.

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    1. Thank you Isabelle for your very encouraging comment. You are so kind! Congratulations on your acceptance to McGill medicine! That is such a big accomplishment! I know that it can seem overwhelming to try and manage med school and family. But it is very doable with some good planning, a positive attitude and supportive friends/ family. Med school is challenging but also such a wonderful experience! And the faculty is very supportive. I know you will do great! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have any questions, concerns, worries. I’d be happy to help! We can meet up on campus too. Will you be doing the Med-P year or will you go straight to Med-1? Wishing you all the very best on your new, exciting journey!

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      1. Thank you so much again for your so kind, encouraging and reassuring answer. I will be doing Med-P this year, so I’m currently trying to negociate with finding interesting, but not to heavy, complementary courses, so I can focus on sciences mandatory ones. I’d be happy to keep in touch with you or to meet on campus! thanks for offering, I sincerely appreciate it. By then, I will follow your own exciting journey by reading your blog! I wish you all the very best for you too!

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