summer

Summer Vacation Over

Hi Everyone! It’s certainly been a while since I’ve written; you could say I took a Summer hiatus. But no more! I realize it’s time to get my head back in the game and stay focused on this journey of mine. So much has happened since my last post in May. Realizing this was my last “real” summer – after all MS1 summer is spent on research and every other summer after that is nonexistent – I was determined to make the most of it.

enjoying PR

In June I traveled to Puerto Rico. Absolutely amazing time! It was a gift to myself on gaining a med school acceptance as well as a celebration for my significant other who took (and passed!) his USMLE Step 1 board exam for med school.

SPARTAN BLOG

Look it’s the photographer!

July rolled around and like the previous 2 years, I competed in another Spartan Race. This was my 3rd Spartan Race and my 2nd time at this course – still however, it felt more physically and mentally challenging than any race I had ever done. Finishing was certainly an accomplishment! It took me 2 hours and 36 minutes of pain, sweat, moments of discouragement, fun, and finally VICTORY. At this point, I’m ready to call this a tradition. Looking forward to my 4th Spartan Race, hopefully next year!

ruth wedding

All dressed up for the wedding

Also in July, was a friend’s wedding and my 3rd wedding of the summer – side note: there has been more weddings and engagements this year than I’ve ever seen, I’m convinced there’s something in the water LOL. The wedding was in Florida, so it was cool to check out the state for the first time (although it rained most of the time we were there).

Finally, the month ended with a bang when I made that 8 hour drive/ move to good ole Ohio.

I enjoyed my summer, definitely made the most of it, now it’s time to get back in the grind. It’s funny, crazy, slightly frustrating, but no matter what season you’re in, where you are in your journey, there’s always going to be some obstacles.

Yea.

I already had a curveball tossed my way since I’ve moved, but God is crazy faithful and so clutch for always having my back 😀

I’m very excited to share about the awesomeness that is OSU (Go Buckeyes!), my program and more. The journey continues!

BRUTUS

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The Beginning of the End

The countdown till I move to Ohio is ON.

In the midst of looking for an apartment, a possible car to buy (because Philadelphia and Columbus are NOT the same when it comes to public transportation), I’ve also being making it a point to spend time with family and friends. Each weekend has brought on new adventures and memories.

summer

Enjoying the sun this past weekend

For the first time since graduating from college 2 years ago, I’m not taking any classes while working full-time, not studying for any exam after working 8-9 hrs (death to MCAT!), not writing essays for med school apps during my weekends, not working a second job (coaching high school track/ cross country), I am completely FREE. Well, free meaning I’m just working my full-time 9-5pm. Nothing extra. It’s a great feeling and I am absolutely LIVING IT UP.

I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa last month (April) for my cousin's wedding

I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa last month (April) for my cousin’s wedding

I’m looking forward to a summer full of fun, travels, memories, and weddings.

Oh. So. Many. Weddings.

Last month: Johannesburg, South Africa

In Johannesburg, South Africa last month (April). I was a bridesmaid!

It’s the beginning of the end. The end of one chapter and the start of an equally exciting one. One full of its own challenges, curve balls, excitements and victories. Soon I’ll be on that med school grind and this summer will just be a memory.

The BEST doggone memories.