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.
― Vincent van Gogh