You have to love the movie "Bring It On". I was ten when it came out, and wasn't actually allowed to see it until I was about 13, but still. It's quintessential 1990s teen awesomeness. And it makes me happy. It reminds me of being young.
I know, I know, I'm way too young to already be having a mid-life crisis, but I don't look at it that way. In the last two years I have pretty much gone from worrying about prom dresses, senior pictures, and IB exams to worrying about my science GPA for med school, signing a lease, handling school loans, first month's rent, and buying a new car. That's a huge jump.
Does that make me an adult? I mean, many different people have ideas as to the moment one "officially" becomes an adult. For some people, it was the day they bought their own car with their own, hard-earned money. For others, it was the day they signed a lease for an apartment. And even more people have said that they never truly felt like an adult until they had an overdue bill or an unpaid credit card.
Personally, I think one can never be considered an adult. By society's standards, one is "legal" at the age of 18, but adulthood means a great level of different responsibilities. In my opinion, I think I'm just in transition to becoming an adult. And honestly, I like it.
Not for the "freedom" (not really) or anything like that. I enjoy having responsibility. I like being able to make decisions for myself. Sure, it's incredibly difficult at times, but I feel like that is just testing my character and expanding my life experience. These responsibilities help me grow, so I welcome them.
On another, entirely awesome note, I recently got to hang out with my favorite Bosnian, Ajla, and my best friend Jessica and her boyfriend Jon. My hang-out with Ajla involved some evening exercise, gelato (hey, we were trying to still be healthy!), and later a movie night at my house (She's The Man, of course. Gorgeous Channing Tatum). She's one of those people that I unfortunately didn't hang out with as much during high school, so I'm so glad to be reconnecting with her. :)
Dinner with Jess and Jon was awesome as well. Jon can COOK! Plus, his thoughts on, let's see, everything, are quite amusing. Plus I got to see five lovely and hyper puppies and dogs, which made me very happy. And STEAK!! I miss good meat. My siblings don't eat anything that isn't chicken, hot dogs, or bacon. Kids.
Overall, I'm really happy. I've made a promise to myself and to others to be more upbeat, and to not let everything get to me. So far, so good. So, things that make me happy (in no order of importance):
1) Glee, Supernatural, Stargate, Firefly, Vampire Diaries, and Ugly Betty
2) My friends, new and old, and the ones I'm reconnecting with!
3) UCF and getting my BS and BA!
7) Being me. And becoming a doctor.
Random Thought of the Day
I have been thinking a lot about futures,and what the driving force is behind people choosing certain careers. For me, it was my mom and my family, and their experience with doctors that made me want to be a doctor, or, to be blunt, a better, caring doctor. So here is my question to you:
What influenced your career decision?