When Striving Towards Your Goal Feels Like a Marathon

There is no doubt that medical school sometimes feels like a marathon. There are moments of high energy and exhilaration. There are also moments when we feel like we are running out of fuel. The pace is fast, intense and requires consistent focus. If there is anything I am learning, it is absolutely necessary toContinue reading “When Striving Towards Your Goal Feels Like a Marathon”

2016 Highlights and Moving on to 2017

The year 2016 started off as a difficult year but turned into one of the best years of my life. I am still blown away by the fact that I was accepted to medical school after a previous failed attempt and numerous rejections. In hindsight, it made the acceptance all the more sweet and increasesContinue reading “2016 Highlights and Moving on to 2017”

Medical School Starts Tomorrow!

It is hard to believe that after 10 years of planning, with plenty of detours and surprises, I am finally starting medical school tomorrow! When I look back on the past few years, there were several moments when I wondered why there had been a delay or why things did not go as planned. InContinue reading “Medical School Starts Tomorrow!”

Getting Closer to the Start of Medical School!

As the start of medical school approaches, I can feel the excitement continuing to rise! This is going to be such an amazing journey! I know it will be very challenging and will stretch me in many ways. I am going to give it my very best effort, knowing that my family, friends and God’s strengthContinue reading “Getting Closer to the Start of Medical School!”

The Admissions Decision…Working Through Disappointment

This is a difficult post for me to write. I received the medical school admissions decision on Friday and found out that I was put on the waiting list. So close to getting in, but did not quite make the cut. I felt utterly disappointed when I first found out the news. I had beenContinue reading “The Admissions Decision…Working Through Disappointment”

My Medical School Interview is Done!

Yesterday, I had an amazing day as I went through my medical school interview experience. After an intense few weeks of preparation, it was finally time to face the interview! The venue was downtown, 50 minutes away from our house. My husband and children (my cheering squad) were eager to accompany me to the interview so theyContinue reading “My Medical School Interview is Done!”

A Step Closer…An Interview Invitation to Medical School

For the past several years, it has been my hope to pursue a career in medicine. Although there have been setbacks, delays and disappointments, I am happy to announce that I received an invitation to interview at my top-choice medical school! January had been a tough month for me with multiple refusals from several medical schools.Continue reading “A Step Closer…An Interview Invitation to Medical School”

Living a Life of Purpose and Vision

I read an inspiring blog post last week on the importance of the vision we have for our lives. What really motivated me about this post was the challenge to focus on and apply your vision on a daily basis. Most of us have goals in mind. Some of them may require months if not yearsContinue reading “Living a Life of Purpose and Vision”

Looking Past Failure…with Joyful Expectations for the Future

I have started off this year feeling very positive and excited about the future. I listened to a talk recently where the speaker described hope as having joyful expectations about the future. And with that hope, comes the attitude of seeing the good in what we currently have now. When I didn’t get into medicalContinue reading “Looking Past Failure…with Joyful Expectations for the Future”

Reflections on the Year 2015

As I reflect on the past year, I find myself feeling very blessed and grateful for my family and friends. I have experienced wonderful support and encouragement this year, with a fortification in my friendships and relationships. Even though I am in a transition phase regarding my career and there are a lot of unknowns inContinue reading “Reflections on the Year 2015”