I was at the corridor of our college building waiting for our nameplates as I went into a daze, reminiscing how I chose the career to be a Medical technologist..
When I was in grade school, there were medical practitioners visiting our school once a year. They were there to get blood, urine and stool samples from the pupils for them to test. They had with them their equipments: test tubes, syringes, microscopes, lancet, and a lot more.
They first test our urine. So they sent students group by group to the comfort room. It was ridiculous because some of us can’t pee resulting for us to share urines. Can you imagine that? Hahaha we do not know, besides we were just kids.
The next was blood testing. And that was the hard part. I clearly remember how I used to tremble. Why? Because of needles, because of pin pricks, because of the blood, because of the nightmare it gave to us. I used to hate blood. I was afraid.
The next was stool testing or fecalysis. Of course that was optional. I can only imagine the putrid smell of our surroundings back then. Haha
But then, I was curious. Why were they doing those things? how are they doing those things? how can they say that we were anemic or that we had a urinary tract infection? how can they say if we had a worm? I had plenty of questions back then, I was full of them. That was the time I said to myself, I want to be like them, no, I will be like them. And that was the time my path was chosen, the path to be a medical technologist.
And now I am already in college, a third year student. 2 year had past, and the list of questions I had when I was in grades school is starting to untangle. 2 years more, 2 years of waiting, 2 years of enduring, 2 years of striving, 2 of studying, and 2 years of answering the questions that are longing to be answered. It’s funny how curiosity turned me into who I am right now. Who have thought I would be a Med tech. Who would have thought that the girl who once feared blood, who fead red needles and syringes, would love them in the end.
If we should just believe in ourselves, believe in our abilities, believe in our dreams, of what we can do, of what we can achieve, we can do it. We should push ourselves to try harder even if it’s hard. And don’t forget to ask guidance from the Lord. As it says in the bible, in Philippians 4:13, i quote ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Even if we are weak, if we just submit ouselves to Him, then He will strengthen us.
Just dream, believe, and act upon it. You can do it. Trust me. Dreams do come true😉☺