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What I wish Someone Told Me when I Graduated Med School

Lately I have been caught up in my reflections, sometimes I get out of the shower in the morning and I spend about thirty minutes standing naked in my room thinking about my life so far. It’s usually not until I check my phone and find out that I am running late for work that I get a grip of myself and decide to put something on. As you come with me on this journey, you would soon find out that I basically live in my imaginations.

Anyway back to my reflections, so I have been really basking in the glory of living my dreams but then, I wasn’t always living the life I dreamt off. I graduated med school in 2011 and I didn’t start doing what I have always wanted to do until 2017. It took me six years to get to this place, six years of chasing other people’s dreams, not thinking my dreams were valid enough, thinking I could never be successful in Nigeria and just listening to everyone except myself. And so I couldn’t help but wonder if I would have made better choices, had someone told me the things that I do know now about life outside medical school.

The wanna-be genius in me decided to pen down a letter anyway, this letter is not just for students in med school, it’s for all students who are almost graduating, just graduated or fresh in college. So here goes my letter;