Category Archives: Facing Challenges

From Patient to Doctor

After the countless number of appointments and hours I have spent in hospital waiting rooms, I have decided that I want to be on the other end of that experience as a doctor. Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being…

Ditching Homesickness

As recent grads are feverishly packing to move into their new college dorms, a common fear that unites them all is impending homesickness. Homesickness, or culture shock, is something nothing can prepare you for. The reason is that it’s almost impossible to pinpoint one thing…

If you can do it, so can I

Imagine waking up and being congratulated for drinking your morning coffee. Sounds weird right? Well this is something that has become all too familiar for people with disabilities. Recently, I watched Stella Young’s TED Talk in which she reflects on how disabled people are objectified…

Chasing Your Interests

Along with the closing school year and climbing spring temperatures came a day that would change my life forever (dramatic, but true.) Cheer tryouts were just around the corner. Being a gymnast my entire life, I had already achieved the athleticism required to be a…

Overcoming My Fears

Overlooking the fog that covered the peaks of the most diverse and green mountains, it hit me that I was in Costa Rica. I found myself in a lodge full of unfamiliar faces that would share the next 3 weeks immersing in Costa Rica’s culture,…