I was raised to be independent, encouraged to be driven and I feel incredibly lucky for all that to have landed me where I am today…in a job that I absolutely, hands down love. But, after pouring everything I have into my education and career I’m looking forward to discovering who I am outside of all that. I want to try new things, push myself beyond what I think are my limits and see where it takes me. As I’m at that point where I’m trying to figure out what I want from life, I’m hoping to surround myself with people who challenge and encourage me to discover and explore new things about both myself and the world around me. I'm by no means perfect but I strive to be a person who positively effects the world around me. You can cue the after-school special music now.
As some of my other hobbies go I collect vinyl records, enjoy hot (and not so hot) yoga, cycling, fantasy sports and just bought the French Rosetta Stone for the day when I finally get to go abroad with Doctors Without Borders. I've turned into a bit of a health nut recently so I'm clocking a lot of time at the gym and in the kitchen trying to cook more at home. My latest culinary masterpiece: braised lamb shanks. My very own recipe thank you very much :) I'm also working on a pretty impressive post-residency Bucket List. When I'll actually find the time to accomplish all this, I'll worry about later.
All in all I'm constantly looking for new and exciting challenges, ways to push myself to my limit and see how far I can get. It might be training for a 150-mile bike race that's ridiculously out of my reach or tackling a new recipe that I can't even pronounce. I usually end up failing just as much as I succeed, but in the end it's all about having fun and enjoying the little things. Moving to a new, unfamiliar city is always a little nerve-wracking, but I just choose to see it as my next adventure and if I can find someone to share it all with, well even better.