This to me ... speaks volumes 💕 • One important thing is to not give up. Sometimes in medicine you think to yourself... why am I doing this... No one forced me or told me to study medicine, I chose this myself, and why am I putting myself through the hardest and most brain wrenching studying and stress I’ve ever been through? & yes days have come where I’ve cried and wanted to throw my books, anyone who says they don’t have tough days in medicine is lying. Have there been times I wanted to give up? Kind of. I think giving up would have been quitting and I refuse to do that because I love what I’m learning. • People ask me “how do you study for 12 hours or more a day?! And I tell everyone the same thing...for me it doesn’t feel like studying... For me it’s learning about something that I want to know so much more about! I get to ask why and I get to study the answer to my why and for me that’s amazing. • My mom always told me that 4 years is a small amount of time for me to sit, put my head down, and study because I’ll have the rest of my life after that to look back, be a success to myself and continue enjoying life. She also told me to study so hard that I’m practically eating my textbooks (and that’s what I do) — I think the eating the textbooks part may be a weird translation from Polish to English LOL 😂 but you get the point. So don’t give up kid. Your future self will thank your present self. Promise 🤞🏼💕and another thing...cry..... cry if you need to if you’re studying, because it happens. It happened to me and it will probably happen again. But the key is to let it all out... blow your nose... wipe your tears.... breath........ breath breath breath.... and continue...don’t give up.