Recently I have been seriously considering changing my major. I have dreamed of studying history and being an archaeologist pretty much my entire life, but I have had a change of heart these last two weeks.
My cousin tragically passed away the week of my birthday in a mountain climbing accident. He was only 41 years old, but he lived his life to the fullest. My cousin was a trauma surgeon and with that profession he was able to save so many lives. I went to his memorial service last weekend, which was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed, and I was just amazed to see how many people he was able to help and impact in the time that he was here. He made a difference in so many peoples lives and all of the stories that his family and friends shared were so beautiful.
Witnessing his memorial made me rethink what I want to do with my life. I have always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. I have always found great pleasure in making people happy and to make them feel like they are beautiful and worth something because everyone deserves to feel that way. I have now been thinking about going to medical school. I am not going to make any official decisions until next fall once I am finished with all of my core courses, but I have been doing a bunch of research over the matter. I have been figuring out what I need to do as a pre-med student, looking into different organizations to join at my university so that I can meet other people working towards the same goal, and looking into different types of charity work I can do. The thought of trying to get into medical school is terrifying, I know very well that it’s going to be hard, VERY hard, but I am determined to work my hardest and make it happen because when I finally do make it through everything it will all be worth it.
One more thing!! The new Cinderella movie came out on DVD Septemember 15th and I made my family watch it. I have mentioned before that Cinderella is my favorite Disney princess and ultimately is my idol and inspiration in life. After a long day of school I sat with my family and watched the magical movie. As I sat in awe watching it for the second time I also loved watching my families reaction to the movie. They loved it!! The original Cinderella movie is obviously a classic and I grew up feeling the same sense of inspiration, magic and love towards that movie as well, but there is just something about the new movie that makes you believe that magic really does exist, only not in the form we all naturally think of magic. To have courage and be kind is real magic and is my inspiration to live each and everyday.
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You can do anything you set your mind to Paige – you’re just AWESOME like that!!! Love You (and always proud of you) ~Nanna & Pawpaw
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