In keeping with the spirit, I wanted to do a post in thanksgiving for the many blessings I’ve been granted. I’m thankful for…

My friends

Through thick and thin, I have been surrounded by the most amazing support system. There to lift me up, whether it seems like I need it or not (med students are masters of making everything seem like it’s OK). Keeping me laughing and distracted, but focused and motivated at the same time. I imagine myself in a black hole without them. Coming into medical school, I had my “day ones” plus other wonderful friends not pictured. Didn’t think I’d be able to make friends like I had in college. But, when I came to medical school God gave me another amazing group of friends to really go through the trenches with. So I’m thankful, because this journey wouldn’t be possible if I were doing it alone.


My family

So much to be thankful for because we have a new addition! My niece Kelechi (translation: thank God) was born a month ago. She’s the most beautiful and healthy baby I’ve ever seen and my heart pours out every time I see her. I praise God for a healthy pregnancy and delivery for my sister. My parents and family are just overjoyed. Such a tiny human can make such an impact on all of us. And now everyone’s shifted their focus away from me so I can live my life in temporary peace. Although I still get the occasional “now it’s your turn!” I just smile and nod haha.


I’m thankful for my boyfriend who I just celebrated one year with (whoo!). He’s been holding me down for a while now and somehow is managing to deal with my crazy lifestyle and what some might call a rigid personality at times lol. It’s hard enough to date a medical student, and even harder to do it from another state. But he’s shown me an undeserving amount of patience and understanding that makes the distance worth it. He’s also my source of all things happening outside of the medical world, so I’m thankful for that plug when I don’t have time to keep up.


My profession

How many people get to wake up in the morning and be excited for the day ahead? Third year has really reaffirmed my purpose as a healer in the world. So each day I walk in my purpose, and I’m thankful for that because many others my age and older have yet to discover that for themselves. I have really long days and I wish I could catch a break and I didn’t have to study and work at the same time, and sometimes I just wish it would hurry up and end already.. but I’m doing what I was created to do.


My voice

I thankful for the courage to I had to step out of my comfort zone and start this blog! It’s been an amazing way for me to enhance my presence on social media in the most positive of ways. As I’ve grown more in the blogger world, I realize how much representation is lacking in the black community. So I hope to keep things going and stay consistent, with the idea that I’ll inspire the younger generation to pursue professional health careers, and inspire other current minority health professionals to use their voices in social media too.

That’s just a few of the many things I’m thankful for. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Day!

What are you thankful for this year??

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