Having gone through my own heartbreak and hurting upon not securing my place at medical school first time round, I know how hard it can be to try and pick yourself back up and carry on like your whole world hasn’t just come tumbling down. It’s an experience that I don’t wish on anybody, however unfortunately it’s something that can’t be avoided sometimes. It’s the way we deal with this type of upset that makes us the stronger and better person in the long run.
I thought this blog would be fitting considering at this time of year, medical school are in the process of getting back to applicants with either the great news of an interview or the devastating news that it’s not yet your time! And that is exactly what it means!! If you receive news from a medical school that you really didn’t want to then that’s not the end, in fact it’s just the beginning. It’s life saying ‘Hey, you might not have made it just yet… but you wait, your time is coming and it’s going to be bright!’
Having this outlook on the situation was not easy. It took me weeks to get over St Andrews, and to this day there is a piece of my heart missing that will only be filled upon getting into medical school! But that hasn’t stopped me and instead made me work even harder for it. I’m hungrier than ever to reach my goal, and there will certainly be no stopping me. I hope that all you deserving but unfortunate applicants don’t despair and instead look to the stars and carry on working hard to reach your dreams!!
So – ‘When life gives you lemons, make the best damn lemonade you can!!’