The First Year of Medical School…Done!!!

The past few months have been both challenging and amazing! I can’t quite believe that the first year of medical school is already done! It went by so quickly and I am amazed at how much I have grown and learned over the past year. We covered 8 blocks: Public Health, Respiration, Circulation, Renal, GI,Continue reading “The First Year of Medical School…Done!!!”

Reflections on the First 3 Weeks of Medical School

I have just experienced my first three weeks of medical school and it has been amazing! The first week was a series of orientation sessions to get us familiar with the medical program while the second week was the official start of classes. I would love to share my experiences with you! What I loveContinue reading “Reflections on the First 3 Weeks of Medical School”

Five Benefits of Venturing Outside Your Comfort Zone

It’s rarely easy doing something that we are not accustomed to. It can make us feel uncomfortable and unsure of ourselves. This week I was reminded that venturing outside our comfort zone is actually good for us. It can increase our confidence and help us achieve things we would never have thought we were capable of. ThisContinue reading “Five Benefits of Venturing Outside Your Comfort Zone”

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!”

Your Words and Actions Matter

Today, I had a conversation with a stranger that made me smile and reminded me that our words and how we say them can have a powerful impact on others. The stranger was a home insurance agent that I had called to make some updates to my policy. This person was nothing but gracious the entire callContinue reading “Your Words and Actions Matter”

When You Have Fallen Face-down

January was a tough month in regards to my medical school applications. I heard back from three more schools and sadly, they did not invite me for an interview.  It felt like one blow after another, like the man in the arena, who is “face-down”. Sharing the news with friends and family was difficult to do. I hadContinue reading “When You Have Fallen Face-down”

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”

Loving People Enough to Tell Them the Truth

Today began the third week of our study on ‘40 Days of Love‘. Today’s topic was one of the most challenging topics so far! How to have a loving confrontation…to speak the truth in love. I am personally not a confrontational person. I prefer to keep the peace and not rock the boat.  But IContinue reading “Loving People Enough to Tell Them the Truth”

A Fruit A Day…The Practice of Self-Control

Welcome back! Over the past few weeks, we have been studying the virtues of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness. Today, we are going to tackle the final virtue in the series which is self-control. Merriam Webster Definition and Synonyms of Self-Control Definition:  restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires Synonyms: self-command, self-containment, self-discipline, self-government,Continue reading “A Fruit A Day…The Practice of Self-Control”