Monday, June 20, 2011

Take the Limits OFF....

Today was a very touching day for me. Not because I had any particular interaction with anyone, except my interaction with GOD. I took my youngest son to the library this afternoon and once I finished reading my new book, "How to Study in Medical School". I began listening to my ipod. I just purchased a new book that came with a set of CDs called, "Keys to Daily Victory" by John Osteen. In one of the CDs, Pastor Osteen was talking about taking the limits off GOD.

And as I was listening to the message, my soul began to swell up with gratitude, and tears began to run down my cheeks. I am so thankful that I did not limit GOD. I didn't limit my ability to learn after 12years out of college. I didn't let pass fears of studying "The Sciences" stop me from enrolling in class. Every step of the way, I received confirmation to never give up. My soul and heart were open to hear from my Divine Source. The Source of All Power. For He knew my ending before my beginning. And I made it through the first round. Take the limits off.

I actively applied myself in class. I actively planned my schedule with all the things I had to do. I did not let any situation stop me from staying focus on what really matters: attending to my husband's needs, my children's needs, my studying and my desire to succeed. I took this journey serious. I surrounded myself with people that would encourage me to continue on this road. I only spoke of my goals and dreams to people that could relate or believed with me.

People asked me how I did all that I did. All I can say is, I did not limit GOD or my ability to handle multiple tasks at once. I am a believer in scheduling events and I was able to accomplish all that was necessary. Every tasks was just as important as the other. ALL things are possible. During the height of my plight, I had to take my late husband to his doctors apointments 4 to 5 days a week, volunteer on Monday afternoons at Healthcare for the Homeless, go to class at night, interact with my children and give them whatever they needed, and then study late night...I was able to do it....I received my strength from the TRUE source of strength, God Almighty. When you trust in GOD as your source, there's nothing you can not accomplish. Take the Limits OFF...Leave your excuses in the pass. TODAY, start focusing and speaking on what you want without a doubt.

When I had conversations, I would say, Im going to medical school. I never said, "I hope I get into medical school." I made it an actual statement of fact. I am going to medical school...Sept 2011. I will officially be a med student. Now, My confession is shifting to, "I am going to practice medicine in the area of anesthesiology, radiation oncology or interventional radiology."

I am actively visualizing myself comprehending every subject, actively studying with understanding, excelling on every exam, USMLE results in top 90%tile, my sons happy, healthy and excelling in their school work. All three of us are embarking on a new and exciting dimension of our lives.

GOD has smiled on us....He will do the same for you when you TAKE THE LIMITS OFF.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

YES...Got it..

After a lovely day of baseball, tennis and swimming....I had my youngest son check the mail and guess what???? His birth cert was in it. So, now I can get my student visa package in the mail....
Then sit back and wait...for the next step...

YES...I love it when a plan comes together....
Life is GOOOOD...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Everythings Ready, except..

I have my package for my student visa ready to go, except Im waiting on my son's birth certificate. When I received his passport back they did not included it in same envelope. Hopefully, I should get it any day now.

I have filled out all the paper work, got my passport updated and had my physicial. Im excited. I am going to try to rest and relax the whole summer. However, I am going to complete a medical terminology and review basic chemistry, etc that is recommended for incoming med students..

Thinking about doing a 21 day tour of US...going to Atlanta, GA, Washington DC and NY, NY...It will be a blast...Then when I get back, start my review courses...and get packed..

WOW, medical school...Im so excited. I've always said I wanted to be a Radiologist or Anesthesiologist. From a little girl, these peaked my interest for one reason or another. My dad has worked in the anesthesiology dept at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for 41yrs...and I guess that's were that interest stemmed from. But, the radiology I can't put my finger on it. But, it has always been there.

Now, that I see the importance of pain management from my hands on ordeal with my late husband, I have a strong desire to specialize in pain management. What a blessing it is to be pain free and comfortable in our skin. My late husband suffered from prostate cancer that mestastasized to his bones...from his rib cage to his spine....The only comfort I could offer him during his excruciating episodes where is pain pills and a lot of prayer. SO, will I be able to venture into a field I've always had interest in from the outside looking in to now personally understanding a patients plight with battling pain...I can not wait to see the ultimately outcome.

They say you never know if you like a car until you drive it. And I was given that same anaology about what area of interest in medicine as well. But, I do have a strong inclination of where I would like to practice. I know I will get a great deal of satisfaction from results oriented medicine, making a difference at the end of the day is important to me.

So, Everythings mind, my body, and my spirit is ready to embark on my childhood dream....GOD, I thank YOU for Your Faithfulness, even when I strayed.