Motivation Mondays: You Are Not Your Situation

A year ago, I was preparing for my interview for PA school. A year later, I am sitting in my third quarter of PA school. If you would have told me 3-4 years ago that I would be in this situation, I would have thought you were lying. 

After college, I thought I had it made. I graduated when I was 21, and knew right away what I wanted to do it (well I thought I did), but the road was not easy. At this time, I knew for a fact that I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon, and nobody could tell me otherwise (boy, I was wrong). For 4 years, I worked arduously to achieve my goals, however, I was not achieving the results that I hoped. I took the MCAT 3 times and received sub par scores, and my GPA was not considered "competitive" to get into medical school. This really hurt my confidence. I thought I would never become successful and would never be able to work as a provider in the medical field and would have to settle for a job that I did not like. There were days where I just wanted to give up and stop trying, because at this point, I had exerted so much time and energy into a dream that seemed so bleak. I was so close to pursuing a job in pharmaceutical sales, and was even going to go to an interview, but I didn't. The day of the interview I cancelled, as I needed to re-evaluate everything. I had to remember why I started this journey in the first place, and the promises I made to myself since day 1. I promised myself to never give up, and to keep fighting, even when I thought that there was nothing else to fight for. I had to remind myself that I am not my situation, and that the situation that I was in was only temporary, and that God always has something bigger for my life. 

Though, I did not go to medical school, (which was never God's plan for my life), I can say I am the happiest I have ever been! My school is amazing! My classmates and professors are the best, and my family and friends have been the biggest support system I could ever ask for! I honestly do not think I would have been as happy if I would have gone to medical school, and God knew that more than I did and did not allow me to go to medical school, which I am grateful for. He knew what I valued and wanted in life, and he made a way, so that I could have it all.

For all of those who are feeling discouraged, remember "you are not your situation." Be patient about this time in your life, and use it as a time to grow and find yourself. No situation is permanent, and this time in your life is just one of the many growing pains that we all have to go through. Do not rush the plans that God has for your life. Your season is coming, and it is going to be bigger and more prosperous than you ever imagined!

"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him..." -- Psalm 37:7

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