Life, Miscellaneous, residency, Travel

How to spend the last year of your twenties.

I realize not everyone reading this is in their twenties. It doesn’t matter if you are in your thirties, forties, or beyond as we are all on our own timelines. I am writing this for the person who no longer wants to wait to truly “live”. The key to a happy and fulfilling life is right here, right now.

    1. Speak your mind. Be honest and upfront about things that matter, whether they involve patient care or personal relationships.
    2. Don’t be afraid to fall in love. With a person or a place. Nothing lasts forever anyway, so love fully and deeply while you’re here.
    3. Do the right thing. Especially when no one is looking.
    4. Travel as much as you can, as far as you can. The things you will learn about people, the world and yourself are invaluable.
    5. Wake up early and find a morning routine that works for you. I am currently incorporating meditation and light yoga into my day with very positive results.
    6. Take care of your physical and emotional health. Realize that your diet consists of more than what you eat and drink. The people and situations you surround yourself with are also part of the equation.
    7. Find an activity that engages you and makes you feel alive. Ideally one that does not involve another person. For me it is writing.
    8. If a situation is no longer working for you, whether it is your job, friendship, or relationship, walk away. The time invested can make it incredibly difficult, but I promise happiness will find you once you leave that zone of comfort.
    9. Talk to the person in front of you instead of staring down at your screen. We live in a technology and productivity driven society that doesn’t know how to stop and simply be with another person.
    10. Enjoy the beautiful moments of life. They might pass you by if you are too busy thinking of the past or dreaming of the future.


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