Smiling because 1) Ramadan is here 2) 10 days of vacays still left 3) Result’s still not out 4) Spent quality time w friends 5) Loving life 6) Lost few pounds 7) Skin’s looking better 8) Finally have some free time off starting today to get started on my reading list.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve realised that happiness is a state of mind. It’s in the little things you do. It’s you who tells your brain what will make you happy - the car you want, the grades you like, the trip you want to go on. And then you put it off till you don’t accomplish it only to realise that you’re only happy for the first few days when the thing’s new. After that you’re in the search of new happiness or goals. But if it’s really you who decides what makes you happy, why can’t you teach yourself in becoming happy by little routine things you do every day so you don’t have to put it off for months? It’s all science. Action-reaction. The thoughts you give off in the universe in return, affect you. Positivity and happy thoughts lead to a happier you. Try it. Wake up tomorrow and tell yourself that you’re happy today. Content. You’re happy that you made yourself breakfast. You’re happy that you slept in. And if you tell yourself enough, you’ll start believing that happiness isn’t something you have you work hard for. It’s reachable and right across the corner, waiting for you. 🌈🌻
what terrifies me most is how we
foam at the mouth with envy
when others succeed
but sigh in relief
when they are failing
our struggle to
celebrate each other is
what’s proven most difficult
in being human
🌞day well spent catching up with school friends talking about our future, dreams, disappointments, hopes and basically everything else over some delicious coffee and tarts 🤩😋 Loving being able to play catch up with life these past couple of weeks before LAST EVER SEMESTER OF MED SCHOOL starts 😊🙏🏻
In another news, I had the biggest scare today. Picked up my phone and saw that I had 4 missed calls from my med school friend and I honestly thought she’s calling to tell me that result’s out. I seriously stopped breathing for a sec. Phew. But it isn’t. Still waiting. Or not actually, nope, not even thinking about it. Do you guys prefer getting results ASAP or just waiting it out till you forget about it like me? 🤣🤦🏻♀️😭
Daily reminder. It’s usually so hard for me to start a conversation with strangers, having already made up scenarios about how it’s going to end up for the worst and i’ll end up embarrassing myself. And although playing safe must have saved me from some cringeworthy experiences, I’ve recently felt so isolated and lonely because of it. All these constant thoughts of how ‘I’m not interesting enough’ or ‘ill trip on my words’ or ‘um how dumb is this’ are truly suffocating. The self doubts and constant need of validations just drain you. So my goal this year has been to just start. See where it takes me. Go easy on myself. I still hesitate and overthink before starting but I think I’m getting better at it. A simple ‘hey’ has been working in my favour uptil now. Does anyone else faces this problem? Any tips on how you overcome it?
Exam season is *almost* finally over and I cannot sit still at the thought of finally being free. 😋 9th semester has been a churn-you-into-pieces-and-spit-you-out beast and anyone who says it gets easier has been lying to you. It’s not easy. It leaves you physically and emotionally drained to the point where you start second guessing everything. Your path, choices, future, sanity. Everything. The only thing that helps is your small support system. I’m thankfully blessed with amazing parents and siblings who never ask for more and friends who even though do not really understand why I cannot meet them most times or pick up their call still stick by me. My medschool friends who always are ready to rant, relate and help me even at 3 am (because we’re the only ones awake till then) and this amazing Instagram med commuinty who silently supports and inspires me to become my best self everyday. I don’t think I could have done medical school without any of them/you and still keep my sanity. So thank you. I’m indebted to you. And I truly love you ❤️
“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent”. SO strongly resonate with this. Believe in yourself and NEVER give up. There’s nothing you can’t do. 💛
weekend mood 💁🏻♀️ 🌺 Jk, exams in a couple of weeks so I’m gonna spend it cramming Paediatrics (which is um.. not my fav subject at all, who’s with me?) 😬 What are your plans?
PS this picture is definitely a couple of months old, it’s too 🔥 to even touch a jean jacket anymore 😓
“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts”. So many years in school and I have finally come to realise that hard work, persistence and dedication trumps intellect in all ways. Sure it wouldn’t hurt to be smart but to give up on your dreams and label yourself as mediocre just because you take longer than the next person to reach a conclusion or get stuff done is mere stupidity. I’ve met so many people who give up on chasing their dreams because they start comparing themselves to others and think they cannot make it. Competition is good but only till it pushes you to become a better version of yourself. No two persons are alike. Instead of wasting energy trying to pick yourself apart, a little effort and persistence even on days when it gets difficult goes a long way. Tough situations build stronger people. Just believe in yourself, work hard and never give up. I promise it’ll be all worth it in the end. 🌺👩🏻⚕️