Posts by Erica Rachel

Erica recently combined her professional and personal experiences with her passion and launched her own business working with families of children with special needs. She maintains a blog where she explores the challenges and frustrations of living as a professional patient in a unique, humorous way.

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Letting Go When It’s Time to Dream a New Dream

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell

Growing up in a family of medical professionals, I received an abundance of opportunities with the understanding that my “job” was school. There was immense pressure to bring home straight A’s. I internalized this pressure and spent hours in my room memorizing texts and studying for classes.

In my mind medicine was the only acceptable career for me. Family, friends, and teachers routinely asked if I wanted to go to medical school, and my …