Elissa clinic day story time 📝 An older patient today came in for her first visit. The audiologist introduced her to me and upon hearing I was a doctoral student, she came towards me with her arms wide open and gave me a hug. She informed me that she used to be an educator and she loves to see people excited to learn.
After her appointment, as she left, she gave me one more big bear hug and I saw her eyes brim with tears. She said she was proud of me (a stranger whom she just met😭) and how she was excited for me. As she released me from her hug, she said.. “I am happy to see young people getting an education. Especially when it’s young women! Go girls!!” It made me laugh especially when I saw her pump her fists in the air as she said it but, it also made me reflect on how fortunate I am to be where I currently am in life. I often catch myself complaining about the stress of the program I am in but in reality, I am incredibly thankful to be where I am. I count my blessings every day. I am grateful to have lived a life where I have had access to an amazing education and to have been raised to value continued learning.
I feel that this story is fitting especially giving that my KA Dance class is this Saturday. These classes are a time for women to empower one another, to love one another, and to be their badass selves. This old lady has it right... go girls!!! Let’s learn, love, grow, and always be thankful for the opportunity to grow our minds and souls. 🙏🏼 #KAdance #inspiration #growthmindset #love #empoweringwomen #education #doctoralstudent #motivation #dance #fitness #instafit #dancer #fitfam #xoxo #learn #bemore #beastmode #progress #pushyourself #reachyourgoals #ladies