Drink coffee, be a boss, and build an empire.
I think it's important to enjoy where you are, on the way to where you are going.
Allowing yourself to process emotions and experiences that will further shape you, but controlling how that plays out in the way you respond.
It's also valuable to simply enjoy yourself - who you are as God made you - especially in today's world where the hustle and bustle = being constantly busy makes you important and valuable.
It's not easy, and sometimes it just really sucks.
But there is so much beauty in the world, I just can't deny it. Simple things like the way the sunlight wraps around and creates shadows dancing along the wall. Like finding animals and faces in floating clouds in the sky. This is a reason why I have always found joy in photography: there is a sense of simplicity to it. I once heard it described as the opportunity for you to communicate a story, to capture the mood and experience of what it felt like to really being there. It gives perspective in a way that you may not have seen it before.
I took this picture after my very last interview for residency, and it felt poetic to me. It felt like skies clearing after rain, but as of now it feels more like I'm in the eye of the storm - calm before the craziness starts. And I'm learning to enjoy every minute of it.
Nothing to it but to do it. Time will pass anyway, so drink some coffee, be a boss, and build an empire.