The musings of a fourth year English medical student

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Love is all you need

Within such a small space of time I have gone from such a low mood to now extreme optimism and happiness! Since writing my last blogpost I have given much thought towards my life and work and so on, so thought I would share.

One attribute that I really admire in my parents is that they don't place their happiness on their success. I really hope I can learn to be the same and appreciate that I am a good, happy person regardless of job status or academic success.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, lots of degrees and publications won't make you happy. I used to always think I would intercalate, but now I am much more open-minded. If I find a subspecialty that interests me then sure, but I'm not going to do it just for the sake of FPAS points. 

In addition, I need to get a hobby. In my free time I tend to just sit in my bed and watch YouTube videos or documentaries. And whilst that is very relaxing, I don't really get anything out of it. I hope to start going to my gym more often and get back into playing the piano. I would like to join a non-medical society but I am still undecided. 

Overall, I have realised that ticking off a list of achievements will never make me happy. Being with friends I love, the boyfriend I love and my family whom I love is all I could ever ask for. I had a pub meet up last night for my birthday and it was absolutely wonderful. Sometimes you don't realise how precious something is until you no longer have it. I am so bloody lucky and I feel blessed to know that I have people in my life whom I love and who love me back.

Merry Christmas everyone! 


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