I feel so overwhelmed by God’s grace and goodness. Today I received my first interview confirmation for medical school! I am overjoyed just to have the opportunity to interview at this amazing school! I will have a hot date February 14th this year!
My mom took this picture just a few weeks ago when they were on vacation to Nova Scotia and Maine. I wanted to post this photograph and use it to express a sentiment of gratitude for all they do. I know I would not be where I am today if I did not have their relentless support. I look at my life, and I am grateful for the life God has given us together. I look forward to all the many seasons ahead for us that will come and go just like the tide. However no matter what our one constant has been and always will be God's love. Throughout everything it's honestly all we have ever needed.
In my short 22 years I have been so blessed. I am incredibly grateful for my health. I have been reflecting on life a lot lately. As I have been working in cancer research, I have been in deep thought about the life we so often take for granted on a daily basis. I think it's so important to always keep in perspective how much we do have instead of how much we don't. There's always something to be grateful for. It's cheesy, but life is really a miracle, and there really is only one YOU in this world. So YOU are special and do have something to offer to this giant spinning rock/magma we live on. Everyone's a work in progress and that's truly okay. Life is not easy, and honestly I think if it was easy we still wouldn't be satisfied. However, if you have a relationship with God, He sure is diligent to redeem every single situation. I wanted to put this picture of Sylvia smiling here with this thought, because she reminds me just how to appreciate the little things in life, like a patch of grass, the rain, or a piece of bologna. In all seriousness, choose optimism because it makes the world a better place. No single human is guaranteed tomorrow so do your best to cherish today.
This week has been such a huge week for me. It's definitely one of those weeks that I will probably remember all of my life. I started my first full time job at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, got a new car, had my first real set of graduate assignments due, and on top of everything I am filling out secondaries for medical school. Life comes and goes in seasons, and not all seasons are happy. But I am just doing my best right now just to live in the moment of this incredible season. I'm so at peace with my future and just grateful for this season God has brought me to.