In 2005 Atul Gawande gave the commencement address at Harvard Medical School. It’s a great read, especially for those of us who are headed to residency in a few short months. And it has stuck with me, particularly this excerpt:
Write something. It makes no difference whether you write a paper for a medical journal, five paragraphs for a website, or a collection of poetry. Try to put your name in print at least once a year. What you write does not need to achieve perfection. It only needs to add some small observation about our world…by putting your writing out to an audience, even a small one, you connect yourself to something larger than yourself.
tl;dr this is me writing something