Hey everyone! I know that there is a bio, but I feel as though this blog needs a proper welcoming statement. In just 5 weeks, I will be starting medical school as an MS1 or a first year and I am offering you a front row seat. Over the next year, I will let you in on my successes, my challenges and everything in between! I promise that I won’t over exaggerate the tough spots nor will I over glorify the smooth. I will do my best to keep it fun, interesting, and give you viewpoints that you may not have ever thought of before (My turtle has already expressed how much he is going to miss spending free time with me!).
This summer has already been its own little rollercoaster ride. My dog (a.k.a. my little sister) passed away after 16 ½ long and happy years with me. This is especially hard because at 22, I really don’t remember much life without her. The silver lining in the situation, I guess, was the fact that she waited until I was done with school and was home with her for 4 days with no real responsibilities. She wouldn’t let me go the entire time and made it clear that she knew it was coming. She really wanted to say goodbye. I really don’t know what I would have done if this had happened during school or worse if I hadn’t been able to say goodbye.
This substantial amount of grief that I am working through has been pacified by the summer’s highlights. I finished a year as an AmeriCorps member, managed to spend time with family both near and far, and went on a mini vacation with some friends to Atlanta and Florida. Unfortunately, in the midst of the fun, my 5k training killed the tendons in my ankle and I’ve had to make due with abbreviated fun in surgical boot but never the less, my surgical boot and I enjoyed Florida! My next stop will be a summer program that my school provides to help to ease the transition. Both nervous and excited, I think I am ready to go!