On Motivation, and Why Discipline is Better

“If you wait for inspiration without trying or endeavouring to meet it halfway, you’ll become indolent and pathetic”.

That’s one of my favourite quotes. It’s quite unfortunate that I don’t remember who originally said it (if anyone does, please let me know in the comments!).

I don’t watch a lot of the “motivational type videos”, and not for a lack of trying. I would get into a mental slump and convince myself that if i watched/listened to a person, with a cinem

Just start.

Begin before you’re ready.

Take the plunge.

Just do it!

(Yes, I’m invoking the meme. Judge me).

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Chaos and All of Its Friends

Before I begin, I’m going to address my intent to ignore the elephant in the room : my long absence away from this blog. I’ve thought over how I’d address said absence over the past months. Apologising, rationalising, a mad mix of the two… But now that I’m writing this, I’ll just say thank you to the people that stayed subscribed to my sarcophagus of a blog, probably because you forgot to unsubscribe, but I’ll take that all the same 🙇🏾.

This year will certainly go down in history, as the disruptive depressing mess it deigned to be. And in my personal life, it bore a handful of landmarks, both expected and not.

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“Table for one, please!” ….(or the perspective of a single female)

“You kinda need to have someone, you know. Not necessarily be in a relationship, but yeah.. We’ll soon be in final year.. You need to have someone.”

That was said to me by a classmate/friend the other day in class. The topic of marriage/relationships had come up somehow (I forget how), and I had commented of my lack of a significant other and the fact I was in no hurry to get said person.

He seems to disbelieve me…. Aren’t you in your 20’s already and with medicine, you know how it is….

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Lessons I learned from my summer practise (or an ode to doctors I worked with)…

As stated in my previous post, I approached the idea of summer practise in Nigeria with quite a bit of anxiety (one morning I actually hid in my sister’s bathroom… the entire why of that deserves its own post).. So, I was actually surprised I ended up enjoying it.

And this is all because of the doctors I met/was assigned to while there :

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