The truth of it is, I enjoy people. I like talking to them, listening to them, sharing their lives. Even if it is for a brief moment in time. Because of this (and for other reasons) I am leaning toward a career in primary care. I have been doing some serious introspection, trying to figure out what feeds my soul. What moves me. What makes me come alive. And I am realizing that there’s nothing I love more than a part of an individual’s path to wellness and wholeness. Of body, mind and spirit. I consider it a privilege that I am being allowed into people’s lives and into their personal space, and I will do my best to make sure that the trust put in me isn’t misplaced.

Med school training wise, it has been a rough month. Few days off, brutally cold weather, early mornings, late evenings, weekends. Everything. However, the teaching has been the best of all my rotations thus far. Internal medicine docs are thorough!! And I’m exhausted. Not that these things are related. In any case, it has made me reflect a lot on what I value most in life, and how my choices will shape my future daily life, once the mandatory training part of this process is over. I am determined to have a balanced life. And I am determined to have time to sit by the river and just listen. I am determined to be creative, to stop and smell the roses, and to definitely leave the rat race.

What moves you?

What feeds your soul?

What makes you come alive?

This is the heart of the matter.

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