Today I was talking to Sharon about how I need new hobbies. We had a pretty chillaxing weekend and I felt so uneasy NOT having anything I NEEDED to do. "You have your blog!" said Sharon. I love writing and this is a wonderful therapeutic outlet for me.
Three days out from Thanksgiving! We had a pretty relaxing pre-Thanksgiving weekend (albeit a late Friday laboratory session for me) so Lan, Christie and I made macarons from scratch. It was super fun and all the more delicious because we made it with love.
So about the title: I find myself saying this prayer SO MUCH these days.
This semester I’ve learned to let go. To drop the rope and accept that there are some things (like my internal feelings) I can’t change. It’s how act in spite of those feelings that moves me closer to my values and my goal.
Like that I didn’t make an A in my Dentures class: I beat myself up for a crabby midterm grade when our final grades came out. I was so close. It was a matter of a few questions I probably guessed wrong on the midterm. I pouted for a day then got over it. Another B on my dental school transcript isn’t going to make a difference. If a friend came to me about this problem, what would I say?
When I find myself thinking rationally with so much clarity, I can take off my frustration-tinted glasses and see things for what they are. Then deal with them OR accept them.
And just go out and run.
Good night! Today’s an early bed day for me.
Do you focus on grades in dental school as much as you did in undergraduates?
What do grades MEAN to you? (I took them to mean my self-worth and self-validation for all the “sacrifices” I was making…. now they are just grades, no elaborate stories attached.)