What a sensation of coming full circle. One year ago today, I wrote my first blog post about the beginning of my journey around the world, and it truly was the beginning of a journey, but not one that has or ever will come to an end. Perspectives change throughout life [see the post on turning points], and I now know that life itself is a journey. Yea, it sounds super cheesy, but I’ve finally seen how true it is.
As one who used to be so focused on a single goal, seeing that life itself is a journey can be life-changing. Instead of making every choice and seeing every opportunity as a resume builder for medical school, I see each opportunity as a unique goal in and of itself. Instead of everyday of the school term being entirely dedicated to study to the exclusion of fun, I’ve made a point of delighting in each day and making fun a priority. Because at the end of the day, you don’t want your smile to be a function of what’s going to happen tomorrow or what happened yesterday but for the moment you are in, here, now, today.