So I wanted to share some goals and happenings. One of the best things I’ve learned over the last 3 years is the power of sharing. Who we are and what we say and share matters.
So in honor of that I wanted to share a big goal that I’ve been going after. In June 2017, I stepped down from the first year of a PhD program in public health to pursue medical school. Med school had been my dream for as long as I can remember. Helping people while using science was 🤩 to me. I got sidetracked from my path when my eating disorder became something bigger than me to fix. I refocused on engineering and then Urban Planning. I then found yoga and @lightyearleadership, two practices that allowed me to embrace my past and choose my future. My dream of med school never left, although it became something I thought I could never have. I told myself the MCAT was too hard, the remaining prerequisite courses were too expensive, I could never find a flexible enough of a job to have while pursuing the coursework. I then ran 3 marathons where I learned I am way stronger than I know.
After all of that, 8 months ago I decided to choose my future. I took the MCAT, took the coursework and found an amazing job to support me while doing it.
I learn Feb 1 if I get in. This part isn’t up to me, and right now I choose to believe the feeling deep inside of me about this path being right for me even in the presence of doubt and fear.
My “why” with medicine is to take care of women as an OBGYN. I seek to incorporate functional medicine into my repertoire of care.
To enhance my understanding and practice of functional medicine, I decided to sign on as a Wellness Advocate with @doterra to practice and learn more about essential oils as another tool towards a happier and more connected life. If you’re interested in learning about oils with me, please reach out! We can learn together!
As I end this, I encourage you to give yourself the small moments of tuning in to what makes you feel alive/excited/activated. Those moments are so valuable to getting yourself closer to not only your “why” but also (and more importantly) to you ❤️ @lightyearleadership @yogalee