Now that I’ve realised I’m probably never gonna write an amazing novel, my blog has become a creative outlet more than ever. As I become older, and hopefully wiser, this blog will become an important part of my life.
Who am I? My name is Emma, I’m eighteen years old, and currently in my first year of medical school. I’m in the International Bachelor of Medicine: Profile Global Health program of the university of Groningen. There are only 90 people in this program which is what I love about it. What I also love about it is that it is taught in English, and that there are foreigners in my classes . When I’m finished with this bachelor degree I plan to get my Masters, also in Groningen, and after that I want to be a navy doctor. (But we’ll have to see about that I suppose)
Personality wise I suppose I am a bit of a loner. I like being on my own, but since I started attending medical school I tried making some more friends to hang with, because I don’t really know that many people yet, and I don’t really know the faculty either. And if you don’t know the faculty, it’s hard to find places you can hang out without feeling weird. I mean, it took me three years to find one at my old school!
I’m also a bit of a klutz: my hand-eye-coordination is practically non-existent, and physical sports don’t really agree with me, apart from cycling (my main form of transport) and horseback riding, something I’ve been doing for over five years now.
Most of my interests are more in the nerdier parts of life: I love reading and writing. As you can read in my introduction, I even thought about writing a book for a while, but I finally gave up on that idea after I realised I like my characters too much to give them flaws, and non-flawed characters are too boring.
However, I’ve recently taken up writing again, and I do plan to completely write that book I have in my head. For now I’m sticking to less complicated shorter stories, trying to write a novel doesn’t really agree with my schedule right now.