Us medical students seem to have a lot in common - we work hard, have interests outside of medicine, and often question why we are putting ourselves through a grueling 5 years at university. Plus, it would seem, we also like blogging about mental health.
Here are 3 blogs written by fellow medical students that I always have a read of whenever I get chance. If you like mine, you should check out theirs too!
Kate, like me, studies Medicine in Liverpool, and started her blog to give fellow potential medical students advice about getting into medical school. She has a lot of useful posts with advice for medical students, but also produces some interesting lifestyle and beauty content. She has also recently opened up about her struggles with depression and writes openly and eloquently about how she is feeling - I feel very proud of her for having the courage to talk about something so difficult.
Jennifer is currently in her final year at Bristol, and her blog Ginevrella was the first other medical student's that I came across. She writes about her adventures at medical school as well as often posting about baking and lifestyle topics, and her weekly 'Little Things I've Loved This Week' are some of my favourite posts to read. Jennifer's blog is a great read if you want a little bit of positivity and food for thought.
Katie is a medical student in London, and her blog is mainly based around mental health. Katie is refreshingly honest about how her anxiety and depression make her feel, and how they affect her university course. I have often whiled away a couple of hours reading her older posts - I can really relate to her writing and her experiences, which are fairly similar to my own.
You can follow Katie on Twitter @katiehodgie.
All four of us are at different stages in our course and in our lives in general, but it is interesting for me to see how similar us girls actually are. We all seem very passionate about medicine, and are honest about how hard it can be, but are very appreciative that we will some day become doctors. And that is a pretty exciting prospect.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
- Roald Dahl