The prompt this week for my social psychology class made me think about how my life was growing up. I remember one day in particular in middle school. I lived with my grandparents at the time and came home and showed my grandma a good grade I received. At a young age I was expecting that she would just be proud of me, instead she didn’t say a word and turned to my uncle who is the same age as I am...
HIV has been cured in a child for the first time!
ziyadmd: In a monumental first for medicine, doctors announced today that a baby has been cured of an HIV infection. Dr. Deborah Persaud, who presented the child’s case today at the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection, called it “definitely a game-changer.” Persaud, of Johns Hopkins University Medical School, is the lead author of a report recounting the child’s...
The Next Step
I have done a lot of research on medical school and have really found that my passion and the way I view myself practicing medicine lies with D.O. school. I made this decision a while back, but decided to wait to tell my parents about my plans for the future. Anyways, I finally had this talk with them and I feel a weight lifted off my shoulders. I sat them down and explained everything from the...
An inspiring teacher challenged us to do something out of our comfort zone and hear out people instead of judging them. Today when we were eating this man selling lottery tickets came and asked us to buy some, we asked him to come sit down and eat with us. He quickly ate his food so he could go back to work and as he was eating he was saying I’m so hungry I haven’t eaten all day and this food just...
I hate group projects
I swear people always use you or take all the credit. Don’t get me wrong it’s good to have a group to collaborate with when everything is going well, but when you have a terrible group member it’s just more to add on to your plate. I’m so glad it’s over. Working with someone like that for an entire month is so frustrating. UGHHHH.
Why don't you believe in yourself?
I have heard this line a countless number of times from my friends and professors. People tell me all the time that I am too humble and I don’t see the potential that I have. They tell me I have worked so hard my entire life and have so much to be proud of. They tell me I have been a great daughter, friend, sister, granddaughter and I should never forget that. Yet I have sat here staring...
I grew up never believing in true love or any kind of lasting love. My parents were never affectionate, they don’t celebrate any holidays or their anniversary. In the twenty one years I’ve been alive I have yet to see them kiss or show any kind of affection. There are things that happened when I was young that made it very difficult for me to trust any men. These memories I have...
You know your parents care when...
Me: Dad why did I have 16 missed calls from you?
Dad: I didn't know where you were.
Me: I mentioned to you the other night that I was going to stay at school late cause I had a meeting tonight.
Dad: The breaking news said they found a body. I was flipping out because you didn't pick up the call. What if it were you?!
Me: Aww Dad.
There’s something relaxing and romantic about sitting under the night sky holding hands and sharing stories about anything and everything. It was definitely something I needed after a long and stressful week.
Bye-bye summer :( I can’t believe it’s my last year of undergrad already. Time sure has gone quickly. I can’t wait to graduate! Gotta finish off strong!
Sometimes just one thing can send you back to square one.
“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures” A line I stole from a friend. I’ve always been a strong believer of fate, I believe that everything will work itself out in the long run as long as you keep persevering and fighting for what you want. One day my goals will be reached and I won’t let anyone push be down or let me...
It’s been a month and I still find my thoughts drifting to you. However, each day gets a little easier. I just hope that we can find it in our hearts to be friends because after being such a crucial part of my life for so long I honestly don’t know what I would do if I lost you as a friend as well. I’m not going to lie, I miss you.
When you are so use to having someone there for a long period of time, even an hour without that person feels like an eternity. It hurts, but in my mind I know that this will only help in the long run.
My dad is one of the few people I can sit in silence with and never feel awkward. I guess him and I are both introverts and are really similar in that aspect. I’ve had multiple car rides and dinners with him where we exchange few words. Yet it is a silence I find a lot of comfort and love in. He doesn’t need to verbally tell me that he loves me because I know this is his way of showing...
You can’t suppress a memory forever. One day it resurfaces and once again you feel that pain that haunts you day and night. Like they say, you can only hide from the truth for so long.
Finally had some free time to go shopping today. Got tank tops and shorts, can’t wait for warmer weather to wear them! It felt great to take a day off and not touch any work after weekend after weekend of staying home and studying. Just one more week until spring break! Time to sit back, relax and go out =).
Just one of those days where nothing is going well. I can’t wait for this week to be over.
It’s the little gestures people do that always make your day. It doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate, just simple and thoughtful. I’m so glad I have the people in my life I do now, they just know how to make my day. Today I want to thank Sarah Wood, one of my roommates at this pre-health program I did over the summer. After a long day I always love little surprises.
Just some thoughts
This semester I’ve been taking night classes, so by the time I get home my parents are usually asleep. On the weekends I’ll usually be out doing homework and they go out with their friends so it seems as if I rarely get to spend time with them. I came home this evening after going to dinner with VSA to a quiet house with the lights turned off. I must say that I miss them a lot. My mom...
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ziyadmd: Two doctors Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier from the Texas Heart Institute successfully replaced a dying man’s heart with a device — proving that it is possible for your body to be kept alive without a heart, or a pulse. In the short film ‘Heart Stop Beating’ by Jeremiah Zagar of Focus…
Those Spontaneous Days
Sometimes it’s nice to not follow a schedule and just think of things to do on the spot. I was suppose to spend the day with one of my best friends, but woke up feeling really sick this morning. She came over and kept me company all morning. Afterwards she took me to go eat and then we randomly found things to do for 8 hours. We drove around forever and talked about anything and everything....
I woke up this morning feeling a lot more positive than I have the past couple of days. People say that you are the hardest critic on yourself and I find that true. I push and push myself and when something goes wrong I blame every single thing on myself. Last night a friend of mine texted me and asked me how I’m doing. I replied that I’m good, but this is kind of random of you to ask...
I am so thankful for amazing, thoughtful and loving friends. I couldn’t have asked for better people to share the holiday season with, I am so grateful I have you guys in my life <3.