So for break, I have been traveling around, exploring. Upon this, I realized something about myself. I used to want to live in the suburbs or in a small town. I like the quiet and peace that comes with it. However, I started fancying the idea of a bigger city. I think it’s because of the energy I feel every time I just walk passed down the walls of the buildings. Everyone has something they are up to, and you just become lost in the sea of ideas and actions. There is life in it. It’s exciting. It’s adventurous, and I like adventure.
It is almost Thanksgiving which means it is also the winter holidays. Therefore, it is almost the end of first semester of my medical journey. Today, I’ve been thinking of all the things that took place already. One thing that caught me by surprise in medical school was all the drama. Not to say drama is bad. In fact, life is made interesting because of it.
In a way, I am thankful for the drama as well as saddened by it. I feel bad for anyone else who had a hard time with other things going on in their lives. The small glittery thankfulness comes from the reminder it gives. While I can’t speak for everyone, obviously. The drama in my life helped put some things in perspective and helped me remind myself that life is not just studying. Now I am not saying, medical students shouldn’t study hard. On the contrary, we should always be learning. However, we should not get bogged down on things we didn’t know, but instead get bogged down on things that can be learned, not just in medicine but in all aspects of life. Sounds cliché AF, I know. I know.
In medical school, you have to make a lot of sacrifices. By that I mean, relationships end, hobbies get lost, and empathy drops down. I joke about the last one, but it really is a serious issue. Anyway, what starts off as a big transition with all your time going into studying, efficiency gets built up and you start finding time to do some of the things that make you happy. Those things might not necessarily be overnight gaming sessions or raging sessions in a club, but could consist of going to a movie once in a while. I say this because a friend of mine has just showed me the Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer, and I am finding myself with so much excitement. I can already imagine people becoming enraged that this is happening. However, I think it will be funny and Ryan Reynolds. I don’t think I have to say more.
I am curious though, this movie seems too good to be true. Like it feels like a joke, so I don’t know, but I am hoping it’s actually a thing