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You are Perfectly Imperfect - and So Am I!


Instagram and social media has a strange way of making you feel insecure about yourself.
Instagram and social media has a strange way of making you feel insecure about yourself.

Instagram and social media has a strange way of making you feel insecure about yourself. Instagram has no shortage of people who are better-looking, more fit or simply cooler than you. The reality is that no one is perfect and everybody has their own flaws. As part of the #perfectlyimperfectdocs campaign (started by my colleagues @dzeyemd and @dr.audreyxsue - nice, guys! ๐Ÿ‘), I want to share some things you may not know about me: I am tone deaf and a terrible singer ๐ŸŽค But I love karaoke and even took voice lessons while in med school to try to improve. It didnโ€™t work. Do you remember William Hung (from American Idol, 2004) singing โ€œShe Bangsโ€? He sings better than me ๐ŸŽถ I grew up with terrible stage fright ๐Ÿ™€ Before giving school presentations, I would have heart palpitations and cold sweats. Only after many years of medical training did I finally get over it ๐Ÿ‘

If I am hungry, I am the biggest grouch ๐Ÿ˜  It affects me so much that I have little stashes of protein bars around my office and in my car. I try to keep upbeat and happy, but thatโ€™s not always the case ๐Ÿ˜ In school I struggled with language classes. They were much harder than any premed or engineering ๐Ÿ“ class for me. I took college-level Mandarin classes for 2 years and spent a school year abroad in Taiwan ๐ŸŒ but I never got rid of my thick American accent ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ I also often misspeak with embarrassing consequences. One time in school I wanted to ask a cute classmate โ€œafter you develop the photos, let me see.โ€ Instead, I said โ€œafter you bathe, let me seeโ€ ๐Ÿšฟ (develop photos in Chinese is literally translated as โ€œwash photosโ€ and yes, we were using film cameras back then) ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘ด So, as you can see, I am a #perfectlyimperfectdocs. No one is perfect and everybody has their own struggles. Life is about self-improvement and working toward achieving happiness ๐Ÿ˜€ So let's do this! ๐Ÿ‘Š


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