|The Narrative Medicine Crew|
To commemorate the day, our Narrative Medicine preceptor brought cake for our last class. It was her last class too since she is retiring this year. She is the sweetest lady, really, and the cake was delish!
Later that evening, the Student National Medical Association held a dinner in honor of the graduates. During second year, I was social chair for the org and I remember being in charge of planning the senior dinner for the class of 2012. I felt like it was going to take forever to get to my own. It didn't.
|Class of 2014 SNMA Grads|
I just cannot believe that the years of dreaming and hoping and working and praying have all come to this. I am so thankful to be here and I am trying to take in every sweet, satisfying moment. The realization that I am about to graduate really has been one of the best feelings of my life.
I remember growing up and being enthralled by the cover of my dad's surgical journals that came in the mail. My mom thought it was so gross...haha
And I remember not wanting to go to sleepovers throughout my childhood because of a "very real" fear of meningitis.
I remember not eating beef because of the threat of e.coli. Oh and in third grade being concerned about HIV.
I remember my ambitious research project in 4th grade for the enrichment program at school. I wanted to learn about the entire human body. Although she knew it was a huge undertaking, my teacher let me try and I did it.
Yes, I was such a weird kid, I know. But I was made for medicine.
And then there was the summer at the Boys and Girls' club, when I realized I genuinely loved people, the messiness of their lives, and making them feel better.
I could go on and on, but the point is that...
I am watching my lifelong dream unfold before my very eyes, and I am so grateful to God.
I am so happy.
Ok, headed to campus. Talk to you later peeps!