Nikhil Joshi, M.D.

Don’t Give Up, Bottom Line

Ever since you were a little kid, what was it that you wanted to be? A singer? A writer? Maybe you wanted to be in the military or be a police officer. Well I wanted to be a doctor. Ever since day one, medicine has been in my heart and continues to thrive within me. But becoming a doctor isn’t just a flick of the wand. It’s a lifestyle. There isn’t just a single application to fill out and then you’re in. No, you have to work your ass off to get there.

As of right now I am in the middle of completing my biology degree, and as I work through it I get one step closer to my application submission. At this point in my life, stress is the most common emotion felt, and time is never on my side. Along with school, I am an athlete at my university, so there is never a break, never a time-out from school or the gym, and most certainly no time for “me”.

But at the end of the day, I’M the one who is going to succeed. I am the one who is going to get into Medical school and I’m the women who is going to be a leader in her community. That’s going to be me, and I’m working my ass off day and night to follow my dream. Because people who give up on their dreams are giving up on themselves, and that is not going to make you happy. You get one life to live, so why don’t you absolutely rock it. Become a firefighter, become a chef, become whatever it is that you wanted to be and what is imbedded in your heart, and don’t do it for anyone but yourself.

-L

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