Monday, March 21, 2016

Life Lately: Challenge & Opportunity

It seems as if it's been ages since my last post. Since then I've finished up my last major course (neuroscience), a standardized patient exam, a short but sweet spring break, a case presentation, and begun my more intensive review for the first step of my national board exams.  While I still have a few short clinical courses to complete, preparing for this examination is definitely the next big thing.  Of course with it comes many emotions.  There's honestly been times over the past few months when getting up in the morning has been a struggle.  Even with tons of things to share, I couldn't even find the motivation for blogging.  As hard as it is to admit, I know it was in part due to anxiety over what's to come.  However, one thing I'm always reminded of is how I started.  And I started by faith.

The same faith that brought me through the MCAT, unemployment, a "failed" post-bacc, the MCAT again, employment, anatomy, the rest of first year and well into the second will see me through boards and beyond.  The point of this post is less to recap my last few weeks or take a trip down memory lane, but to share for anyone who needs it that your life changes when your outlook does.  Don't look at your next big challenge as an obstacle.  See it as the opportunity.  An opportunity to exceed expectations.  An opportunity to push yourself beyond your limits.  An opportunity for greater faith.  When you don't know how you'll make it remember why you started and how you started.  The process for whatever goals you have ahead won't be without it's challenges, without moments of fear or doubt; however, with the right attitude, diligence, consistency, self-care, and support you'll make it through just fine.  

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