To those who frequent my blog, friends, family and those whom I’ve yet to meet, this is for us all. I typically start with an update of what life has been like as a first year medical student, but I think I’d rather jump right in on this one. Life has been quite challenging. I mean, medical school on a daily basis can be a shot to one’s confidence, and then life happens on top of that which can rock your world. It can make you think, “Wait, I was barely holding it together and now this?” or even, “What do I do now in order to move forward?” It can make you feel powerless or unable to help, even though we know that too often this is furthest from the truth. Wherever we may be in our individual journeys, I just want to tell you that
“It gets better.”
It has to. That grade that you received that was not an adequate representation of your intellect? It gets better, and then you’ll do better. That job that you may have been passed over for? Something better is out there for you. Whatever the case might be, just know that it is only temporary and there are powers– bigger than you and I– who are working to ensure that things will get better. I know that this post might seem out of the norm, but again my hand cannot help but to write what weighs heavily on my heart.
Although things have been challenging, I look forward to everyday that I wake up and the good that follows. I enjoy the daily conversations that I have with my classmates, as well as the silence and peace as I stare from my study space to watch the magnificent setting of the sun. These are the little things that are too often overlooked, but continue to remind me that it gets better, and to be steadfast.
If your feelings have been similar to mine, take some time to simply enjoy the little things that make you inherently you. Take it one step, one moment, and ultimately, one day at a time… and soon it’ll feel better.
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who been given to us.”
Romans 5: 3-5