Wednesday, April 24, 2013

keep on keeping on

There’s a picture we took during winter break of us three wearing face masks. I have it on my desktop and I laugh every time I look at it— but the other two would kill me if I posted it here. So here’s another picture that cheers me up: beautiful Philadelphia spring.

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I tackled some writing assignments this weekend and felt like an imposter… because I don’t always follow my own advice. I feel similar sentiments when I’m writing about dental school here on this blog. Sometimes I come off a lot cheerier and carefree than I really feel. But when I emo-write, I look back and cringe that I made my personal struggles so impulsively public.

Struggles and challenges aren’t always well-defined in real life. There’s no evil villains or monsters to fight. Perhaps identifying and deciding what battle to fight is a big enough challenge in itself.

Here’s my personal battles until end of April:
- Think positive thoughts.
- Celebrate short-term achievements.
- Put in 110% effort into cadaver anatomy final.
- Enjoy my first half marathon.

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