One should always be drunk. That’s the great thing; the only question. Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get drunk.”
Welcome to the hodgepodge of random that is me. This blog is first and foremost, my attempt to steal glimpses and recollections from a mind that is in constant motion. My name is Palak Shah. I’m 28, a graduate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in Zoology (no, I have no plans of working in a zoo, although most days I already tend to think I’m in one) and received my Masters in Public Health from St. George’s University in Grenada, where I am also currently embarking upon a journey that is the equivalent of boot camp in the world of academia by pursuing an MD. To ensure my sanity and my humanity as I attempt to stumble my way out the other end of this painstakingly long tunnel, I chose to keep an account of my experiences fully encompassed with trials, tribulations, musings, and essays on this convoluted process we call becoming a physician.
As much as I wish others to seek comfort from my thoughts, I hope just as much that they laugh at them. After all, the very definition of “pathetic” is the one who takes him or herself too seriously. Although, I would like to have a running narrative from post to post on this blog, I’ve learned that life doesn’t quite work like a script and that there may not always be a clear focus. However, lack of focus doesn’t always translate to lack of amusement. I’m a lover of books, beer, music, volunteering, photography, running, traveling, writing in parentheticals, old friends, new friends, and Taco Bell. This is my blog, these are my thoughts. Keep the thinking to a minimum…