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Areisa Peters

I feel like a jack of all trades, dabbling in painting, make-up, dancing, and being a plant mom. This phrase can have negative connotations, suggesting the lack of commitment or discipline to master one thing. However, I feel that there’s freedom in having a variety of hobbies and passions. Unbound, untethered, and able to explore freely without judgment – at my own pace.

Having a variety of hobbies keeps me engaged and interested. It’s how I’ve rested and decompressed the past four years. I’m glad I’m learning early in my career that in order to show up for my patients, I have to show for myself. #Withoutthewhitecoat I am still human, needing love, rest, affirmation, and passion. My self-care will center on joy, healing, and liberation.

Medicine requires so much of us. And we rise to the occasion, learning so much at all stages of this journey. As Match Day approaches, I find myself talking to my plants and dancing a little bit more. I am thankful that these four years have molded me into a young physician ready for another four years of rising to the occasion, residency. I’m nervous and excited and hopeful.

#withoutthewhitecoat I am still human, needing love, rest, affirmation, and passion. My self-care will center on joy, healing, and liberation.

Areisa Peters
MD | Class of 2021
Indiana University School of Medicine

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