On Panem.

To be honest, November 8th will be etched into my memory forever. As I sit here in front of my computer, I have written and rewritten this introduction more times than I would like. I wanted to paint the picture for my readers, while equating this event to Game #7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. … Continue reading On Panem.


It's a cycle. Such a treacherous cycle. It's as if I am riding a roller coaster of emotions that I can't shake. Will the ride ever end? Will these feelings ever end? One moment I'm mad; next, I'm numb and finally I'm tired. Tired of arguing with those who could  care less about my thoughts … Continue reading Tired.

Tell me About Yourself

This past summer I completed a fellowship with the Primary Care Leadership Program. On one hand, I considered the experience a test of endurance-- given this was the first time I was away from home, and Arizona is a bit on the hotter side! On the other hand, it challenged me to come to grips with … Continue reading Tell me About Yourself

When Storms Breathe…

Thunderstorms. As terrifying as they might be, I could not help but to stand in awe outside of my home. Was it due to the synchronous swaying of the trees? Or perhaps, the air as it travelled heavy with condensation? Despite the physical beauty, it was the underlying lesson that left me in awe. To … Continue reading When Storms Breathe…


Hello all! Just wanted to stop by and let you all know that I am still here! My final block of first year has taken a lot of my time. Partly because I'd never learned neurobiology before, and moreso due to my "senioritis before actual senioritis." Guys and gals, I am so burnt out, but … Continue reading Mini-Update


Well, sort of... Even though adequate time has passed since my last post, I just want you all to know that I am alive and doing well! ❤ My exam period starts in T-minus 4 days, and I am excited about the sleep, manicure/pedicure and crochet braids that are soon to follow (prepping for block … Continue reading Revival.

Keep Growin’ Strong.

Based on my last post, I am sure you all were aware that things had been challenging for me. To add some context, Block 2 was pretty stressful. Not due to the difficulty of the material, but due to the self-doubt. At my school, we take weekly self-assessments that do not count for a grade, … Continue reading Keep Growin’ Strong.

It’s Live!

I've finally joined the 21st century, and created a Twitter account! Follow me on twitter to stay connected with my life and blog post!             https://twitter.com/OpMedStudent  See you later beauties and gents ❤ OMS

Crystal Stairs

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, … Continue reading Crystal Stairs