Excerpts from the diary I never wrote

The day I said goodbye

Never did I imagine,this day would come,But I knew,I just knewIt was time to say goodbye,On the last day of that July.~As I sat,Tied to those machines,I longed to be free,and just be,To breathe in the salty air,And watch the sun dissolve into the sea,Like the sugar cube that melts into my tea.~But I couldn’t…

7 Things you can do when lockdown gets overwhelming

We are all in an unprecedented situation. Jobs have been lost, natural disaster has struck in many areas, businesses are plummeting, people are falling ill and there is an air of fear and mistrust. And when the bad things pile up, naturally it can get quite overwhelming, regardless of how much we have been affected…

The moment we made it

What gets me through the hard moments is envisioning the future when I finally feel closer to my dreams. It keeps me above water on those days that feel endless. Medicine is hard. There is no two ways to say that. It’s endless studying to finally make it, and then, endless working. You also witness…

The Poised Princess

Walking the tightrope, A poised princess, You filled my cracks, With stained-glass insets, I twist and I turn, To impossible shapes, You revel in my lustre, They watch, mouth agape. Knowing well if I fail, I’d shatter to pieces, I hate you for being, My well-favored weakness. Then one day I fell, With no one…

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Hi, I’m Shruti, your quintessential Type-A medical student from India. I am passionate about holistic healthcare and have a penchant for writing. I have always struggled to talk about my emotions but when I put pen to paper, the words just flow, effortlessly. So join me in this journey of self discovery as I share excerpts from the diary I never wrote!

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