My soul is quiet. No more doubts, no more uncertainty. The residency matching process is so hectic, that perhaps it’s only human to place hope in a Greater Power guiding the chaos. Even so, I cannot deny how faith has supported me in this journey.
Reflecting back on my journey, it is irrefutably clear – God placed the people and events in my life that have led me to this quiet, monumental pause. I am humbled by His plan…you know when I entered college I vehemently stated I would NEVER become a physician? Now look at me, 12 hours from stepping into my future as a young doctor, and utterly grateful that my college-age self had some celestial sense knocked into her. I’m laughing, and I find myself saying:
‘Ok fine God, You win this round of life planning. I suppose I’ll trust you for the next adventure too.’
As I watch the hours tick by, my faith and peace grow. It is ever so comforting to look back, and see the wonders God has given me at Loma Linda. His hand was guiding my path the whole time. It’s undeniable – I did not get here alone. And no matter where I go next year, I will not go alone.
Wish me luck.