The Pre-Med Diaries: An Introduction

Hey, guys! It’s your friendly neighborhood blogger here!

Like a lot of other college bloggers, I started this blog to help all you guys navigate your way through college. I was a very lost freshman and I relied on blogs and the internet to help me survive. While I do have posts now on how to survive college in general, I realized that I have yet to write about the pre-med track.

As an aspiring doctor, I’m under my school’s pre-med track in order to prepare myself for med school. During my freshman year, I had so many questions that I never got answered. Sure, the internet helped me with my roommate conflicts and time management problems, but they never helped me with the burning questions I had.

Why I’m Keeping My Blog Out of My Social Media

As a self-proclaimed social media connoisseur and “internet influencer”, I spend quite a lot of time on all my social media platforms (my favorites are this blog, Instagram, and snapchat!). I like to think that my social media presence truly reflects who I am as an individual: slightly artsy, but also very eccentric. I don’t like to think that I’m presenting a completely different person on my social media, so I try hard to make sure every post, tweet, or snap is very me.

Since running this blog, I got a spam comment that went something along the lines of “Do you want to make your Facebook page more professional?”. This made me think about how I’m running my social media accounts; looking at other bloggers’ social medias and Pinterest “How to grow your blog as a business” posts made me wonder if I’m doing this all wrong.

All signs point towards making your social media accounts a professional extension of your blog.

And I just don’t really want to.

Lent, or Learning About Strength and Persistence for 40 Days

(Note: Because this post is about Lent, this is a religion oriented post. I tried to keep it from being too-overtly religious and to keep the focus, but I don’t want to alienate anyone because of this post!)

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday (and the beginning of Lent) and my school held a giant mass in a beautiful field on campus. The weather was beautiful– the sun was shining and the wind was blowing so it was the perfect combination of not too hot and not too cold. And me? I was inside taking organic chemistry notes and wondering when the world would I ever need to know Bromine and Chlorine reactions as a pediatrician.

Let me just start this off by saying: I’m not a very religious person. I respect people who are– in fact, I actually really admire you all– but it’s just not for me. I grew up as a Catholic and still attend church on a not-so-regular basis, but I currently don’t consider myself to be particularly religious. That being said, growing up with Lent, I admire and respect it and the story behind it.

February in Review (+ Some March Goals)

I think this is the first time I’m ever going to miss a month. I’m usually over and tired the previous month, excited to start a new with a fresh slate. But I’m a bit sad to see February go, and I don’t think I’m all that ready for March to come.

It seems like everything’s going by too quickly.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m welcoming March in with open arms, but I do wish February was longer than just a measly 28 days.