“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” — William Faulkner

Happy Fourth of July!

Okay, it appears that my last update was about  my move to New Orleans. Wow, I’ve been pretty absent. So to start, I’ll share with all of you what I’ve been up to since I moved into town.

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I started 2013 anxious. I was worried about the then-upcoming application process to medical school and whether or not my decision to apply to medical school straight out of college would be the best decision.

The moment I stepped into my first premedical requirement at Princeton, I made it my mission to forge close relationships with the other individuals in my class. Princeton is difficult! Being a premedical student at Princeton is difficult! Difficult journeys are not as bad when you have friends in the same boat. A lot of those friends are not longer interested in becoming physicians but many of my friends who still identify as pre-medical students have decided to take a gap year. And so (and rightly so), I was anxious.

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