daily dose of encouragement

10 Sep

I received so many kind notes from many of you since my last post–huge thanks!  Truly, your input, suggestions, and kind words really mean a great deal to me.  I also find them to be incredibly motivating in helping me work toward two of my goals: to be a good medical student (and, hopefully one day, physician); to appreciate my time and place as a medical student, both in terms of the big picture and the minutiae.  I have not yet responded to all of you, and for that I apologize–I will soon!

We have three culminating exams early next week (in genetics, embryology, and cell and tissue biology).  It’s important to me that I try to write a little something everyday.  I love the consistency, and I love just putting some select thoughts/experiences/feelings down into words.  Most of all, I really love sharing them with you.  In light of the little bit of stress I’m feeling over the amount I need to study in the time I have, I should keep these posts brief.

Today, and possibly for the next several, I would like to focus on a phrase or word of encouragement that will inspire me to kick butt on these exams or, at the very least, bring a smile to my face.  This one is from my friend Scott R., a fellow double-hoo and TJ grad with whom I enjoyed part of my time in Boston:

“Keep badassing, badass.” Yeah!

What are some of your favorite words of encouragement?

Above is a demonstration of what I have to look forward to on Wednesday at 11am, minus the baby (one of my adorable nieces).  Note the raised pinky.  I am one classy dame.

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4 Responses to “daily dose of encouragement”

  1. nonnyrobin September 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    i feel like i’ve been sharing this a lot lately (it is a new year, after all!), but this is my favorite motivational tool of…ever:

    keep going!

    • annaojesus September 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

      fan-fucking-tastic! thank you!

  2. Erica September 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    “Believe in yourself and expect the best!” 🙂

    • annaojesus September 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

      that sounds like one of my best friends, erica westcott! love you!

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