Someday is Today

After spending hours trimming my wardrobe for an upcoming move, I pulled into my parents’ driveway at four o’ clock in the morning (night shift probs). Due to a constantly messed up sleep schedule, I decided to try my luck in my parents’ DVR. Man, I hit the jackpot. In 2004 A Cinderella Story was all the rage to teens in America. Most girls my age had a heart-throbbing crush on Chad Michael Murray and who didn’t adore Hilary Duff from the Lizzie McGuire show? Do I really need to say more? Nostalgia washed over me while watching this movie. After brewing fresh coffee and frying some eggs, my parents started their day early to spend time with me, all the while, watching this teenage love story. That, my friends, is love. One of the few quotes I can remember,  came from A Cinderella Story. In this movie, it mentions a quote from Babe Ruth, “Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” I know this is cheesy, but I felt inspired all over again, while hearing and reading those words. In that moment I knew I had to go through with this blog. I have had my blog for months now, but I have failed to post, because of fear. Fear of what others might think or that it might not be successful. After watching this movie, not only did I feel foolish for letting fear keep me from pursuing this blogging adventure, but I also realized that at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what others think of you, and how can one honestly measure the success of a blog. I am excited to both share and hear your thoughts. I am also eager to document my summer adventures leading up to my journey to Grenada! In August, not only do I fly for the first time internationally (2nd time in my life), but I am moving to the Caribbean to study medicine at St. George’s University (66 days away).

Who knew that watching movies at 4:00 am could lead to such inspiration? It’s still unreal that in two short months, this small town girl is leaving the country! Until last month, I didn’t even own a passport! However, there is something terribly exciting about the unknown. I know that medical school will be the biggest challenge of my life thus far, but I welcome this challenge with a smile. Stay tuned as I take my next journey on a 2300 mile road trip! Thank you for reading.

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent van Gogh

 

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14 thoughts on “Someday is Today

  1. Love this! Love you! One of my favorite lines from “Kill Your Heroes” by AWOLNATION is “Never let your fear decide your fate”. In fact, now I’m thinking about turning it into a tattoo. 😉 Keep up the blog.

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  2. Hello,
    Pleasure to meet you and thank you for taking time to visit my blog page and having a follow, I appreciate the support and look forward to new blog post from you.

    Shay-lon

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  3. Good for you! I was also afraid of making my blog public but I’m so glad I did. It allowed me to improve in my writing, document important moments in my life and best of all, meet new people and inspire others to follow their dreams too. I am sure your blog will be an inspiration to many! I look forward to following your story. Keep going!

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  4. Take a deep breath and step off into the unknown. That was how I felt when I started my blog too. I was making a big life change (as you are, though a much different change) and figured why not change everything! Best choice(s) I’ve ever made. My writing has come alive again in a way I couldn’t have anticipated.

    Also, noteworthy, I’m the type of reader that when I find a blog I like, I read it start to finish (hence my sudden wave of likes!). I’m quite intrigued by your adventure! All the best!

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    1. I can’t wait to read all your posts! Blogging is something I have always wanted to pursue, but I have way too much a damn what others thought. It’s scary to put yourself out there, but I hope that especially my medical school adventures, can help at least one person. It’s a really good outlet for me while I am here. Blogging has been exciting and changed my life for the better. Congratulations are overcoming your fears and making a change!! The biggest growth occurs when we step out of our comfort zones! 🙂

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      1. YES! To every single thing you said! I’ve been told for a long time, I should start one. I hesitated more because of being intimidated about how many blogs there are and wondering if I’d just be shouting into the void. I’ve also read time and time again, that if you start a blog it should be focused (you know, on your niche, whatever that is!) and that you should have something to offer your readers. But I’ve realized that my own special writing voice is the only thing I can offer that no one else can! SO glad I started!

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