I spoke, I introduced Surgeons that are experts in their fields, and I ran the talk/event. It was crazy, I’ve never felt so nervous in my life. God opened a door for me, an opportunity for me and I took it. It wasn’t smooth sailing, I stumbled on my words with some occasionally stuttering and I couldn’t even pronounce ‘ALLERGIC’. After numerous attempts I finally got it and the audience laughed. I cracked a smile, maybe they were just trying to ease the tension. I got into the flow of things as I read the credentials of some the surgeons, each of them helplessly smiling to encourage me the more. Two of them weren’t able to attend, due to unforeseeable circumstances , and that was perfectly fine as we overran with the 5 surgeons we had.
I can see I am pushing/putting myself out there. If you would have asked me to host anything close to an event such as the talk a year ago, I would kindly decline because I saw myself as the shy and quite type. But in the years to come, I want to be more confident in myself and my abilities. So in order to do so, I have to take on opportunities that come my way and not let fear and self doubt take it’s toll.
After introducing the surgeons with my partner, each surgeon took to the stage and spoke about their subspecialty. It had to be the best talk I’d ever attended in years. Each speaker so interesting and passionate about their speciality, granting as invaluable knowledge we’ll need and use as I was sure to have seen students jotting down notes. I think I was far too excited to listen at times, but when I did catch up with their talks, I was in awe. Do I want to be a surgeon? Well they sold it to me. The talk surely inspired and motivated students. One of the speakers actually completed a bachelors, masters, and PHD before embarking on Medicine knowing the medical career was all he could picture himself having. He is now a consultant Neurosurgeon. Graduate students studying a mere bachelors, such as I, would have definitely been encouraged as the time and journey it takes to get there accounts for nothing once you’ve achieved it. Have faith, because all things are truly possible for those who believe. As a Christian, the ‘faith’ mentality has truly helped me and It’s something I am still working on.
The subspecialties spoken about included: Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Gynaecology and Oncology.
Here are a few pictures from the evening:
Christmas break is going well. First week was totally relaxation time. Did I deserve it? I don’t think so. I’ve got a lot of lectures from Semester A to catch up on, or It’ll haunt me in Semester B. So now I’ve got approximately 2 weeks to finish ALL LECTURES NOTES on about 4 modules. Not too bad.
I apologise for not going into much detail of the event, this post is sort of a small update.
Hope you’re all enjoying your Christmas break!
John 5:38 ‘But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.’