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#Jesus Strong

I’M known as the “strong friend.” The one people turn to for advice. The one touted as focused and driven.

I understand where the reputation came from: a girl from the Bronx, determined to become a pediatrician despite getting turned down by several med schools, then struggling through med school and somehow completing two residencies. I get it, but just reading that last sentence drains me, remembering all those years of pressure and grinding.

Because for all the praise we give “the grind,” we forget the grind also wears us down.

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