Archive for tag: goals

Graduation is One Month Away

Graduation is now officially one month away and I couldn't be more excited! I am more than ready to be done spending all of my time within the confines of the NUHS clinic walls and get out into the "real world." Sometimes I think we spend so much time worrying about graduation requirements and check-offs that we start to loose touch with reality; we are going to be doctors!! 

I think my reality set in hard this week when one of the adjunct faculty, Dr. Lou, wanted to take the 10th trimester ND students out for a graduation dinner before she left for the trimester. She praised each and every one of us and pointed out each of our strengths. She really knows how to speak to your heart. After some Thai food, talking and tears, we all left feeling confident and ready to graduate!   

A Favorite Memory

One of my most favorite memories of Dr. Lou was her lecture on finding your "target" - meaning, we all have goals in our life that we aim for. Some are small and some are large but they all are leading towards a common goal/target. That goal may be to have the means to support children and a family in the future, or to have the means to travel freely, or it may be to build your ideal medical practice. Whatever the goal "target" may be, there will undoubtedly be obstacles that will come along and try to knock you off of your course toward your target. 

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Dr. Lou explains that it is no one's fault but your own if you allow these obstacles to let you get off course. She also explains that once your start to rationalize the obstacles and let them lead you astray, you will in the short term be aiming for your target, but in the long term you will miss the target by a long shot. For example, if you are in an unhappy relationship and are aiming to have a happy healthy family in your future, you can rationalize that things will get better as time goes on and ignore the fact that you are no longer aiming for your target. As difficult as it may seem, removing yourself from a situation or people that do not support your reaching your target is what you must do. 

I know it sounds cheesy, but when you sit down and think about what makes you get out of bed in the morning and what actually makes you tick, you realize what your most important goals/targets in life are and this will help to re-direct you onto the appropriate path. 

Mama Chella comes to town!

My boyfriend's mother flew in from Boston this past weekend to pay us a very short but sweet visit. We were able to go downtown for a very nice dinner and drinks and some long overdue shopping! I also attended my first temple service with my boyfriend and his mom to observe the Jewish festival Purim. It was a learning experience to say the least! I love learning new religions and traditions and can't wait for the next holiday!

Ashley -bfmom