I was lucky enough to make it out of Dominica alive. You can't really put the post Category 5 hurricane experiences into words, except that it was definitely the most difficult time of my life. I never imagined that something of this magnitude would happen when I first moved there almost a month ago. My heart goes out to all the Dominicans that welcomed us to their home, and I wish I could have done more. #rossuniversity really executed a good disaster plan with the given resources and time constraint. I'll be flying home soon, and can't wait to be back. Thank you everyone for trying to check up on me this past week. (And yes, I was evacuated on an 11 hour pirate ship ride)
🚨SENTIMENTAL POST ALERT 🚨
So I just finally landed in Dominica where I'll be attending Ross University School of Medicine. This has completely turned my life around because I was born and raised in Dallas. I lived in the same house for 23+ years. Hell, I even commuted during undergrad. For all the traveling that I love and am passionate about, this is on a whole different level. I've never lived in a place without any friends or family, and it's a little nerve wracking. I've never been on my own like this. I'm here for a purpose, and it's to become the best damn physician I can be. I miss everyone back at home and I miss Dallas a lot. Definitely shed a few tears when we were taking off. I never thought I could make it to this point in my life because like everyone, I've made mistakes. I have regrets. But it's time to buckle down and get serious. Thank you, everyone for your support along the way. It'll be a long and difficult journey, but it'll be worth it. Plus, studying medicine in paradise ain't such a bad deal.