Tough. We as women have to be tough. As a matter of fact, tough as nails to be able to do it all. I had dreamed of being a doctor since I was 16 years old. I worked my ass off to get into one of the top undergrads in my state. Passed up partying like the other kids to get good grades and get in to my choice medical school. The hard work paid off. I got in. Only to find out the work had just begun. 

Medical school was hard. Sitting in a classroom full of overachievers set the bar high. I had been used to soaking everything in. School came easily to me. I toughed it out, and was eager for third year clinical rotations. A glimpse at the real rest of my life.