“‘It’s Okay’ is a cosmic truth.”
Almost a year ago now, I was given the best advice and support from K. I was in the midst of dealing with my residency applications and I was very unsure of what kind of decision to make and what I should consider in making that decision. Her advice to me was simple:
“It’s going to be Okay. No matter what you choose and what happens, it will be Okay.”
I believed her, wholeheartedly. I don’t know if she gave me that advice believing that she knew what the match outcome was going to be, and I don’t know if I believed that advice because I was confident that I would get what I wanted. Regardless, I believed it. I believed it so much that a few days after submitting my Rank list, I went to speak at a mentoring seminar about the match process and I gave that same advice to the up and coming match applicants for the next year: “No matter what happens, it will be okay.”
When my world kind of shattered, K gave me the same advice. That night I sat at her kitchen table barely keeping myself together, listening to her tell me that things were going to be Okay. I didn’t believe her then.
But now I’m here and I’m okay. Despite how much I complain and how I am stressed out and unhappy, I am doing okay. Some days are more okay than others, but the bottom line is that, overall, I am okay.
Today’s quote is all for K. I knew it was meant for her as soon as I read it. I hope she remembers all the times she told me that “it’s going to be okay.” I hope she knows that she will be okay too.