Quando decidi que a fotografia seria a minha única maneira de viver, eu decidi viver pra fotografar.
Sempre sonhei, sempre pedi que tudo acontecece da melhor maneira.
Mas, sonhei e principalmente não deixei de ir atrás. Por falar em sonhar, vem aquela fase de criança, viajar e ver coisas que via nos filmes, e apesar de ja conhecer parte do EUA, não conhecia esta parte e a tão imaginável neve.
Hoje, pelo meu sonho e minha tão sonhada fotografia, posso vir fotografar e realizar tantas outras coisas que o sonho carrega.
Agradeço mesmo à Deus por tudo, pela oportunidade de viver fazendo o que amo, realizando o sonhos dos outros e aos meus!
O que posso dizer é... Sonhe, imagine, crie tudo o que precisar para chegar ao seu sonho, mas movimente-se, estude, não pare de sonhar e mais que importante, de trabalhar. Como diz o @carlinhosmaiaof ACREDITE COLEGA!
Here’s a happy picture of me because I’m on family medicine and ACTUALLY feeling #well ! And it’s because, somehow, this rotation fixes most of the problems that contributed to my burnout and stress in other rotations:
• I actually get to help people. At this point in the year, I know enough where I can actually be useful on this rotation, and I’m empowered to take ownership of my patients, and feel like there is purpose in my day. .
• I feel like a valued member of the care team, both in that I can help providers do their job and because they want to support my learning. .
• There is consistency in my schedule. I’ve never had this this year!!! I get to spend 6 weeks in the same place and actually get used to it! .
• The providers are here for my wellbeing. Today I was given an extra long lunch break because my preceptor knew the strains of being a student and wanted to help me out. .
• The hours are humane (first and last time working normal-human hours) .
• I’m at a magical clinic that believes in the vitality and comprehensive mind/body care of its patients, and because of this I’ve been able to reflect on and connect with those things for myself. Today I even got free acupuncture!
Imagine a world where every rotation was like this. Where medicine breathed life into you every day. Sure, some fields will always have longer hours. But what about those other parts of this rotation that make it soul-warming rather than soul-crushing?
We pushed each other to survive and fight through a predominately white institution together. We have seen each other at some of our lowest points and held each other. We hold each other with a love that is unexplainable. An “I got you” type of love. We are family.
After graduating, it’s been hard figuring out how to sustain these relationships. The relationships that carried us for 4 years. How were these relationships suppose to look now that we’ve left the space where they prospered?
This past weekend, a few of us from NYC made a spontaneous reunion trip visiting some of our Boston fam. Together in Boston, some of Class of 2017 & 2018 brought that love we’ve given and held. From the house party (can we talk about how Ricky’s apartment dead looks like the ones at Skidmore?! 🔮), to the site-seeing, to the pregaming like old times and then hitting the clurbbbb. •
Months of frustration was brought to its final destination. I realized that our memories will be in different locations but the love will remain the same. It’s up to us to make those moves for those new memories. And like Bree said, “we should not starve ourselves from the family that refuels us.”
My Skid fam (those pictured and not pictured) I love ya. To making more memories together 💜