Rebellious thirty-something chasing her dream of becoming a doctor. I spend my days studying, avoiding studying, going to class, doing cancer research, volunteering an an EMT, slinging stretchers in a hospital, and still finding time for reflection.
I don't know what kind of doctor I want to be. But I know what kind of person I want to be - committed, passionate, hopeful, capable, and free. And I'll get there... heck, in some ways, I'm already there.
The joy for me is in the journey AND the eventual destination. I'm a strict devotee of Paulo Coehlo's "The Alchemist", finding it to be the closest thing to a religious text that I'll allow into my life. The basic premise there, and with me, is that everyone has something they want from their life, and the greatest joy they will ever experience will be in chasing that dream.