On this day …
by Lorien E. Menhennett
I don’t normally look at the “On this day” posts on Facebook. I don’t normally spend much time on Facebook at all. But today, on a whim, I did. This came up, a 5-year-old memory:
As did another post from a dear friend exactly a year later, which I’ve copied below. If I remember correctly, the first sentence, in quotation marks, is her quoting me; the second sentence is her reaction to my words:
“Holy shit. That is an acceptance letter.”
I LOVE YOU
Discussing the MCAT on this day in 2013, and a medical school acceptance letter on this day in 2014 …
I’ve come a long way since then. I’m now discussing medical school graduation (in 13 months!) and where I will apply for my psychiatry residency (in 5 months!).
Thanks to all of you who have helped make this possible, and to all of you who have followed me on the journey. I couldn’t have done it without you.
I’m so thrilled for you! It’s been such a privilege traveling some of this journey with you! They were so many times that it seemed like “The Impossible Dream”! But you didn’t give up! My favorite song from your playlist to get through the MCAT was: “We don’t say ‘Good luck’, We say ‘Don’t give up!’ It’s The Fire!!!!!!!!!!!” You have most certainly persevered! You have much to be proud of!