Ketika aku berumur 19 tahun, itu adalah pertama kalinya aku ikut kompetisi karya ilmiah antarkampus skala nasional. Since then, there came a string of other competitions. Meski tidak menang, I was deeply grateful. Pastinya karena bisa jalan-jalan (kompetisi kaya' gini biasanya sepaket dengan city tour), dan yang paling utama membuka pengalaman baru terhadap dunia keilmiahan. 😊
Ngelihat postingannya ko @amrazing aku pun mencoba mengingat kembali, seperti apa aku ketika berumur 19 tahun? Well, I was in my sophomore year of medical school.
I was kinda being in a breakdown during that time. Mostly karena nilai semester 1 dan 2 banyak rantai karbonnya, dan ada beberapa mata kuliah yang harus kuperbaiki di semester berikutnya. Asli, kuliah di fakultas kedokteran ga cocok banget buatku. Aku jagonya ngitung, tiba2 harus berhadapan sama teori (belum lagi kerja rodi 2 tahun yang biasa disebut koas)
Aku ngerasa kaya' "I wasn't born for this. Maybe aku harus cari jurusan yang benar2 sesuai sama passion aku." Tetapi rencana tetaplah wacana. Jadinya aku memilih untuk tetap bertahan di kedokteran although I don't know what to do in the future.
Mulai semester 3, I started to show an improvement. Aku mulai berusaha untuk memaksimalkan kemampuan akademik (biar ada lah sesuatu yang bisa dibanggakan ya kan). Time went by so fast until semester 6 di tahun 2014, ketika kampus ngadain pemilihan mahasiswa berprestasi tingkat fakultas, aku memberanikan diri buat ikut meskipun aku sama sekali gatau prestasi kaya' apa rupanya yang udah pernah kuperbuat untuk kampus. I would just go for it!!! Motto aku adalah "gagal masih lebih baik daripada tidak berusaha sama sekali". Akhirnya aku maju ngebawain makalah tentang health tourism di Sumatera Utara.
Anddd... guess what? I took the third position!!! Meski nggak maju ke tingkat universitas, but I was extremely happy! Yang dulu-dulunya nilainya berantai karbon (senyawa metana, etana, propana, atau benzena... I leave that to your imagination) tau-taunya bisa dapat juara tiga mahasiswa berprestasi.
Ultimately the medical school reached its conclusion last year. I finally graduated as an MD after 5,5 years of life's vicissitudes! These 5,5 years were filled with much blessings and gratefulness... as well as cursings and swearings lol 😂
Saat ini aku sedang internship di Aceh, provinsi paling barat di Indonesia. I am considering about specializing in health tourism and travel medicine, so I can travel around the world 😀
This happen to me when I was 19 years old. I went to a party on a reservation, and just happen to be the only white girl there. A girl younger than I got paid $10 to get in a fight, and I was the unexpecting chosen one. I had fell from her punching me and then got kicked in the face. My life changed extremely after that. Most my friends continued in college and developed careers and/or families, where I dropped out of college and began exploring drugs and more alcohol. I never asked for help, and I sometimes wonder how my life would have been if I had. I'm not mad at the person that did this, we were young, and lots of alcohol was involved. She actually grew up to be a good mommy. I have to have no regrets of where I went with my life after this event. I have my son, I got to be a part of someone's life who is no longer here, I am able to say I am a survivor of drug and alcohol addiction; and share my story which may help someone. I see these pictures pop up from time to time, and I get the same hollow empty hole feeling in my stomach and chest. This is just a part of my story, and a reminder of how far I have come.
I write about eyes, draw and paint eyes a lot in art. I think it's kind of my therapeutic way processing when i had a hematoma to my eye.
Miss Texas USA is today!!!! I can’t wait to watch tonight and see who joins the sisterhood! 👉🏻Miss El Paso ⏭ Miss USA
#misstexasusa#missusa#wheniwas19 Best of luck to some of those lovely ladies I know who are competing!!