Friday, December 26, 2008

Introduction

I feel like writing about myself. Kind of like an introduction AFTER what? 20-something posts {that's it?}? Especially since I don't know one or two authors on this blog?

I was born and raised in Michigan and went to college with most of the people on this blog. I wanted to become a doctor but decided it was way too long for me with premed and not having a guarantee of getting in. What would I do then? So I decided to major in nutrition. Then the idea of doing med school outside of America came up and I thought about it and the pros outweighed the cons and I ended up moving to India for med school. It's been three and a half years and I'm almost done, God Willing. I'll be back in America for residency and everything.

Living in India isn't easy. It took me about two years to adjust to a comfortable level and I still doubt whether I fit in completely or not. The traffic here is crazy so it's almost impossible to drive {I have a driver} and the easy life I had in America isn't here anymore. Yes, I have a maid and a cook and can sit at home and have everything get done for me {aside from school} but it's not the same. I hate the dependency. I CAN be independent and do everything on my own but then that takes a lot more time. You have to live here, not visit, to know what I'm talking about.

My name is FallingUp. There are two reasons why I chose that name: I fall up the stairs, especially in public places; and I feel like I'm falling in life when I'm really moving my way up. I'm stuck in India while everyone else is graduating and moving on with their life and getting married and etc. But I'm still here. The same. When in reality I'm almost a year and a half away from becoming a doctor when most people my age are trying to get into med school. Don't hate me for reminding you guys. ::ducks::

Right now the weather in India is 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Jealous? I'm wearing a white t-shirt, fuzzy pants and a SWEATSHIRT. I'm cold. Is something wrong with me? I used to drive in winter with the windows down. I used to love the cold even though my hands would turn purple and zombie-like.

Right now I have the fan off, windows closed and am contemplating putting on socks.

That was a very brief history of who I am. Just thought I'd let you know. Any questions?

12 comments:

Constructive Attitude said...

Before you decided you were going to go to India, you told me you were going into education! Remember that!?!? I was SO excited,because finally one of you guys would be with me!And then the next day, you call and tell me you made the decision to go to India.

loser.

Falling Up said...

oh..I must have been drunk when I said that. I don't know WHY I considered it. I mean..I think HS and Middle schoolers are obnoxious and I am scared of kids..

you're a bigger loser.

But I love you anyways

Falling Up said...

just kidding. Muslims aren't supposed to drink alcohol. ;)

But we can drink other things like orange juice, fanta, apple juice, MILK, water, lemondade, coke, pepsi. coffee, tea, sprite, mocktails, cream soda, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, slurpees, milkshakes, 7-up, ice tea, grape juice, flavored water, root beer, etc. See? the list is endless :)

Falling Up said...

I'm high..Why am I commenting on my own post? bye

Jennifer said...

Wow--how interesting!! What kind specialty do you think you'll go into?

Falling Up said...

I have no idea, yet! But I really really like Otolaryngology {Ear, nose, throat} and I think maybe gynecology. I'm not a fan of it, but I do think we need more female doctors in this field.

Mrs. Cullen said...

an ENT!!!!! did i teach you what that was? i feel so special. hi. my name is mrs. cullen.

CC said...

GREAT POST yo

Artistic Logic said...

mrs. cullen is so random

omg im antsy for someones wedding tonight

omg i should go get ready

good intro falling up, i feel like i didn't even know you all this time but now i'm satisfied...

what are mocktails? make me one
thanks

Falling Up said...

alcohol free fancy drinks that look like cocktails are mocktails.

And shaddup, AL, haha. I think we should dedicate the next post to simply me.

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

Left you some love on my blog!

fuelMybrain said...

Oh I'm so glad to know another "story line" of one more of you. I love reading this blog (digging the new background too, much more friendly to the eyes :). One teacher and one doc... who else is who? great post! Oh, yes we need more females OBs...