July 8th 2020
I feel like I’m not bragging when I say I’ve done pretty well during the last three years of college. Academics wise and extracurricular wise, I feel like I’ve made the most out of my experience.
But today when the fellowship interviewers asked me what is surprising about myself, I didn’t have an answer because I’m pretty boring. All I do is work, watch TV, spend time with friends and occasionally exercise. I don’t have any hobbies.
I think it’s because I feel guilty when I’m not doing something that will help me reach my career goals. I don’t know how people reconcile that when they draw or play music or write for themselves and not for some recognition. As soon as the MCAT is over, I’m gonna start finding some hobbies that are just for me and not some arbitrary adcom.