There is nothing more crippling in life than being a slave to your emotions. I wouldn't lie when I say that before med school, I felt empty (yet it seemed so heavy inside). My thoughts kept me up at night, causing me to suffer from random episodes of emotional breakdowns. I knew what I wanted so I acted on my intuition and told myself not to deprive myself of the chance to enroll in med school. Enrolling in med school is one of the impulsive decisions I have made in my entire life. Though life as a med student is not always rainbows and butterflies, it taught me that even with obstacles, there is still beauty in everything. Whenever I feel like giving up, I always remember why I started, how far I have come, and the sacrifices that my family made in order for me to reach my dreams. I have lost count on what chapter I am on in my life, but it is a satisfying feeling to know that each night when I hit the bed, I have worked myself one day closer to my dreams. For a long time, I was a dreamer and I am bound to fulfill my dreams. I cannot wait to tell my parents, "Pa, Ma, doctor na ko!" It's going to be a long journey, but in another life, I'd still choose the path I have taken now.