*Looking for a few reliable volunteers to remind me not to take myself too seriously this fall.
I’ve had plenty of moments this summer where I thought I was losing my mind, but I think I have it all under control now until the first set of exams. Here are a few important things I came to terms with this summer.
1) I was accepted to medical school like tens of thousands of other people around the world this year. I didn’t find a cure for cancer, discover a new universe or win an Oscar. Perspective is everything.
2) I won’t be the smartest, the cleverest, the most talented, or any other kind of ‘best’ or ‘worst’ this fall, but I have a few advantages: I’ve had time to dream dreams and wake from them. Sometimes I made them happen. Sometimes I let them go. Sometimes they were stolen from me but I learned how to get up and live my day anyway. Your 20’s are all about idealism but at 40 I’ve already crossed the chasm between idealism and reality. I get to start with a clean slate. Everything I learn will be learnt through the lens of reality, and that’s a good lens.
3) Sometimes you have so many different thoughts at once that they bubble up and make your brain fuzzy. The best way to get rid of them is to shake them up with some burpies or box jumps. Fresh air is also good.
4) Either alcohol OR CrossFit can be your summertime friend, but not both.
Classes start one week from today. See you then! 🙂