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Thirty Days of Gratitude – # 10 – Personal Growth

As I prepare to set across the country on a new adventure, I have been reflecting on how much I have changed in the past five years since I moved to this city and started my residency. In some ways I have not changed much at all, but in other ways, I am unrecognizable. If… Continue reading Thirty Days of Gratitude – # 10 – Personal Growth

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Thirty Days of Gratitude – #12 – Writing

Yes, I do plan to finish my gratitude project, which I started back in April. The last few weeks have been increasingly stressful with my exam, the passing of my mother-in-law, and now waiting for the results of my exam. The results come out today. To say I'm nervous is a serious understatement. Today, though,… Continue reading Thirty Days of Gratitude – #12 – Writing

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Thirty Days of Gratitude – #16 – Courage

Tomorrow is the big day. Well, the first of the three big days. My exam is finally here. The exam comprises two written components (tomorrow and the next day), and an oral component in about a month. I am nervous, even though I have been preparing for this exam since September... even though I have… Continue reading Thirty Days of Gratitude – #16 – Courage

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Thirty Days of Gratitude – #17 – Perseverance

There are a few cliché statements that I have heard numerous times over the past few weeks: "When it rains, it pours." "God only gives us what we can handle." "Experiences like this build character." "When this is all over, you'll look back on this time..." Let me tell you, I will never look back… Continue reading Thirty Days of Gratitude – #17 – Perseverance