Posts by Leela Patel

Leela Patel received a B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Cornell University in 2013. She is currently serving as an Americorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) at a health department in Oregon, and is happy to report that she will be attending medical school in the fall.

Find Happiness Now Instead of Chasing It in the Future

“You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~Brian Tracy

I found myself at a crossroads last year. I had reached the end of my time in college, and I had no post-graduation commitments.

I was working at the time on my applications to medical school, as I have wanted to become a doctor for a long time. However, I knew that medical schools are inundated with qualified applicants every year, but only have a few seats to offer. Thus, my vision of myself as a doctor still seemed to be …