In my genetics class, we’ve been learning a lot about chemical pathways in the body and gene regulation. Basically, how the production of one molecule can prevent or initiate the production of other molecules in order to serve some type of function. Gene regulation and a lot of pathways are tightly regulated in the body to maintain homeostasis (balance). There are SEVERAL of these tightly regulated processes in the body and the fact that my body has been able to maintain homeostasis for years is truly amazing. It’s makes me grateful for my life. I don’t like my professor’s way of testing my class but all in all, genetics is an interesting subject. I’m looking forward to next semester where i’ve told that i’ll have a better professor to really learn this stuff and be tested competently.
You know that moment when you meet someone for the first time and you guys just click. As if you were meant to be friends with that person? As if you were meant to meet that person? But then that person starts to withdraw from you. And you start to wonder what happened to him or her? What happened to the really personable person that you first met?
I’m that friend who withdraws herself from friendships. It’s sad isn’t it?
Nelson Mandela died today. My newsfeed on facebook was filled with R.I.P.s and inspirational quotes from him. I just started thinking about my life and my life’s purpose and thought, “wow, i want to be remembered like that.” To have lived on the same planet as someone that brave and courageous is… I don’t know what word to use. The thought just stirs really strong emotions in me.
When i leave this world i want people to remember me the way Nelson Mandela was remembered today. Maybe not exactly the same way but i want people to know that i was here. I can easily say on this blog that i want to be remembered as a good person but that’s not completely accurate. I want to be remembered as me. Even if i’m still figuring myself out.
Random fact: Madiba and I share the same zodiac sign.
I have similar nights.
There are certain uncomfortable conversations you have with yourself past midnight. You pour yourself a cup of tea. You sit, you listen only to yourself. You turn off everything and you have this uncomfortable conversation with yourself. You decide there and then who stays in your life, who goes and who is worthy of a second chance. You sit. You cry. You write. You quietly weep for every single time you blamed yourself for the fault of others. You appreciate your gift. You slowly sip your tea. You do not call anyone for advice. You do not text anyone. You just know the only voice left to listen to is within and your path is different from others. You give yourself time. You fucking forgive yourself, darling. When morning comes, when you realize it’s been four weeks since anyone asked how you are doing, you quietly evolve into something more than strong. You become brave.
|—||Daniell Koepke (via larmoyante)|
I would like to thank my arms, for always being by side. My legs, for always supporting me, and my fingers…because I can always count on them.
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THIS JUST BLEW ME AWAY
This past week, God sent me this same message in so many ways but i kept missing it.
It’s hard to stay focused on my long term goal when i’m surrounded by other students who are talking or complaining about the work load of this semester.
I shouldn’t have to give up so much of my life to studying. Of course studying is VERY important but i need to continue to find balance in everything that i do.
Life is more than studying. I need to take care of myself because that is what i’ll be telling my future patients. How will i be able to confidently tell my future patients how to take care of themselves, if i can’t take care of my own self?
Finals are coming up and i will end this semester with a BANG by staying balanced.