Hi there & welcome to Three Thousand Miles Blog. I’m really excited about getting the opportunity to share with you!
So lets cut to the chase… why am I here? Honestly, I have been extremely hesitant about making a blog. I originally wanted to make one in high school but out of fear my classmates would find it, I didn’t make it and erased all traces of it from the internet. After a
while years of procrastination, the blogosphere just felt like it was becoming an oversaturated market and I really didn’t feel like I had anything to add that wasn’t already being done. But somehow I found myself here, writing this post and hopefully by the time its done I’ll actually publish it (without deleting it 5 seconds later) and put it online.
Part of me making this blog is in line with my 2016 theme , which is courage. So last year I did this thing where I tried to consistently journal and pray (some days were better than others) and I realized that a lot of my weaknesses (and issues) revolved around love. Not only was I entering the new year with a freshly broken heart, but I realized that aside from having the worst romantic life, I struggled with loving others, loving God, loving life, loving others when I didn’t want to, loving others who I felt didn’t deserve it, and most importantly loving myself. I’m not by any means an expert on love but I learned a lot in the past year and I wanted to challenge myself for 2016 by picking a new theme. Recently, my pastor preached about courage and thats when I knew what my 2016 theme was gonna be. He said that courage isn’t the absence of fear, but instead its doing what you have to do regardless of being afraid…. I know, that is the basic definition of the word and for some it may not be too monumental but it made me realize that instead of taking leaps of faith and being courageous I put all my efforts into trying to convince myself to not be scared, which ended up with me remaining stagnant.
Ultimately, I’m hoping this blog will help me to be a little more courageous. I hate being vulnerable especially to those I don’t know, let alone the whole entire internet so this will definitely challenge me in many ways. And while it feels cheesy to make this part of my new years resolution, I can’t help but think of an instagram post I saw on one of those workout/ fitness inspiration pages. This girl lost a significant amount of weight and she posted around new years that it all started with her new years resolution to try to be more healthy. She originally started with a few workouts here and there and making the occasional healthier choice and she eventually lost like a hundred pounds and gained a whole new lifestyle and outlook on life. The hardest part of journeys for me is simply starting, but this random “fitspiration” photo humbled me and made me realize that we all have to start somewhere and while I’ll one day be where I want to be, I’m not there yet so I might as well start now.
Anyways, I hope you’ll join me on this journey of being courageous and finding balance in life. I hope that my experiences juggling medical school and life will encourage and inspire you in some way.
p.s. If you’re interested, I’ve linked the message on courage below!