I wasn't always this asymmetric. Back in high school I was extremely creative and working on projects ALL THE TIME. I used to sew, paint, collage, draw, dance, you-name-it! College rolled around, and I sorta lost my creative juices in the midst of studying and doin' what college kids do. Flash forward to med school where I briefly went through a photography phase, taking a ton of pictures of everything and everyone. But once I started studying for boards, I turned off the right side of my brain in order to buckle down, and I recently realized that I may have forgotten to turn it back on...
There have been times in med school when that poor half-a-brain tries to take a breath of air to come back to life. For example:
- my various attempts at pretty nails
- our genital bake-off
- when I tried to pretend I was an interior designer
- when I made these cute uteri magnets
Another reason I'd like to make artsy projects is because it really makes me happy. I'm feeling so tired and burned out, and I just wanna feel like a fun, happy-go-lucky person again. The happier you are, the more confident you are. Besides, I could really use a confidence boost before I try to sell myself to residency programs during interviews.
*This is most likely not true; I'm just exaggerating. Though if anyone knows of any studies exploring this topic, I'd love to hear about it... Oh great, now I'm using the left side of my brain AGAIN