Letter to Readers

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Dear Reader,

This blog is about fully embracing and experiencing life.

When I first got to medical school, one of the first things I was told was that my life and time are no longer my own and to be completely honest, that scared me more than the thought of all the studying I knew was coming over the course of the next four years. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way minimizing the magnitude or importance of my medical education; however the thought of studying and learning all the time didn’t scare me as much as the thought of constantly having to sacrifice my time and desires.

 Medical school is only 4 years out of an entire lifetime of dedication, handwork, sacrifice, and commitment to others. While I’m appreciative of this journey and throughly thankful to have gotten here, I also know that I don’t want medicine to become my life and identity. I’m a girl of many interests and passions, and just because medicine just so happens to be one of them, I don’t want to lose sight of everything else that I value in life. Before starting medical school I promised myself that I would lead as “normal” of a life as I possibly can. Sometimes I really fail at that goal and other times I do it too well and forget that I’m a student.

My personal goal for this blog is to 1) form a new creative outlet/ project and 2) keep myself accountable to things like exploring, being creative, finding and spreading joy throughout all aspects of my life, and remaining grounded in my faith. Regardless of where you are in life or what you believe in (or don’t believe in) I really hope that my blog entertains or uplifts you in some way. To be completely honest, I’m not really sure what I want my readers to get out of this (perhaps I should have figured that out before I started…) but regardless with what you take from my posts, I hope that after reading you leave feeling inspired in some way, or at the very least with a smile on your face.

-xo, Trisha