For the week of Thanksgiving, I’ve had a bit of reprieve from residency interviews. For the past several weeks, I’ve been living out of a suitcase and jumping from one city to another every few days. This time next year, I will most likely be working the holiday, my time no longer as flexible as it is now. But, for focusing on the present, it’s been nice to come home and enjoy time with my family and friends. The food I’ve been able to gorge on has been delicious, all homemade and full of love, which is so different from all the takeout I’ve had to eat at airports and such.
I have had some time to really reflect on life in general. I’m so lucky to be where I am today, even though there have been struggles along the way. I’m a medical student pursuing my dream of becoming a family doc, in order to make a true difference in health care disparities on both an individual and population level. I have had the opportunity to travel the country in search of different programs that meet my needs academically, emotionally, and socially. I have met so many like-minded people, both peers and faculty, who only inspire to do more in my newfound path toward a career in medicine. I am constantly moved by the patients I meet and strive to make an impact on their lives. It’s times like this where I am amazed with everything I have had a chance to be exposed to and beyond. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!