Recently, I was pleased to write a recommendation for an outstanding 4th year medical student’s application for a residency program. While the letters I’ve written and read highlight a wide range of positive attributes, two characteristics have stood out to me lately.
life in the academy
Beth Madison shares two things she’s learned about teaching from Ephesians.
I turn to my diary to practice being honest. I write to God about whatever’s on my mind—how I felt about an encounter with someone the previous day, what I thought about the news that week.
Having to write one word—one letter—at a time forces me to focus. On one idea. In the moment. Writing slows my thoughts to one idea at a time. It’s like photography.
Well, congratulations—you’re going to graduate school! So—this is your future self, writing from a decade ahead to let you know that you’ll have a lot of fun. On the other hand . . . it won’t all be easy.