Thursday, December 18, 2014

Feeling Blessed :-)


I should be studying for my exam on Monday, but since I’ve made no progress the last couple of hours, I figured I would take a break and write up a blog post. Today I had my second standardized patient exam, and although I received great feedback at the end, I have a feeling my score will be a bit lower on this one. I was completely nervous for absolutely no reason at all, but my patient said I did pretty well despite it. I hit all my points though and even had enough time to check other systems, so hopefully I still made an A. We also had our first professional class picture taken today, in addition to individual headshots. I can’t wait to see what they look like when they come out. The photographer showed me my individual shots after she took them, and I absolutely loved them! I was happy that I had my patient exam right before I took individual head shots, because I had my stethoscope with me, and it was a great touch to my pictures. I’ll make sure to share them with you guys when they come in :-)

On another note, today marks five years since I received my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and it has now been a year since I received my master’s degree in the same subject. It’s absolutely crazy thinking about all the changes that have occurred in my life over the past five years. Five years ago on the day I graduated, I had absolutely no idea where my life was going. I knew I wanted to be a physician, but I had not received any acceptances into medical school, and graduation also meant that I could no longer be a student worker at the research lab I was in, so I had no idea what I was going to do about money. I also had to move out of the student apartments that I was living in the day after I graduated, so I didn’t even know where I was going to live at the time. All of this was in addition to trying to raise my daughter, who was a toddler at the time. Looking back, I honestly do not know how I managed to keep my faith through all of it, but I am glad I did because everything always seemed to fall into place exactly when I needed it to. Over the years, I have been blessed beyond measure, and because of that, I try my best to be a blessing to all those around me. Right now, I am where I have wanted to be for what feels like forever, and I get to wake up every day knowing that I am working towards fulfilling my dreams. It honestly doesn’t get any better than that. Welp, just gave myself the motivation I needed to get back to studying, so back to the books I go!

Feeling super official today :-)






6 comments:

  1. Looking good! Thanks for reminding me to keep the faith!

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    1. Thank you! It's amazing how far a little faith can take you :-)

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  2. I swear you are such an inspiration, thank you!

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    1. Awww, thank you! That really means a lot to me :-)

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  3. I needed to read this, because I have no idea where my life is heading. Currently, I am a senior and will (hopefully) be graduating this Spring. I need to finish prerequisites, but I did not do well AT ALL this past semester and I have a feeling that getting into medical school will be an even longer road than I imagined.
    How were your grades in undergrad? Did you have to do something to "make up" for any poor performance? If so, how? I am feeling really down at this point. Any help is appreciated.

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    1. Don't give up hope! Getting into medical school is not impossible, and I am an example of that! I graduated from undergrad with a GPA that was WAAAAAAY below a 2.5, so getting a masters degree was how I made up for it. Check out the "Applying to Medical School" tab I have for links to the posts where I talk about what I did to get into medical school (for some reason it's hard to see if you're on the mobile version of the blog, so switch to desktop). The road may be long, but it will be worth the reward. Best of luck to you, and feel free to get in touch with me if you need anything.

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