First off, I want to say thank you for taking the time out to read this bio, and visit this blog. I always have so many things I want to say, so I thank you for taking time out to hear them.
My name is Virgenal Owens, aka Dr. Giraffe, and I am from Macon, Ga. I graduated from Mercer University in 2015 after obtaining my Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering. After that, I began the rigorous journey and process of getting accepted into medical school. I now attend the Medical College of Georgia, with an expected graduation date of 2020!
You may be wondering why I called the blog “The Giraffe Blog”, and why my moniker is Dr. Giraffe. There are a number of reasons, both silly, and personally motivating. The silly reason is simply because I am tall and slim. The personally motivating reason is a reminder to me to “Keep Reaching”, and that through every trial, barrier, or challenge, I have to keep challenging and elevating myself in everything I do. It’s a reminder that I have to keep growing upwards. There are no limits other than the ones I give myself, and nothing I can’t accomplish unless I tell myself I can’t. It is a reminder that I control my destiny. I control my peak.
I made this blog for 3 reasons:
1) I have been a poet since 2010, both written and spoken word. This blog is my release, a means of escape, and an oasis with which I can express myself. The plan, therefore, is to post regularly original poems written by me, with the hope that something resonates with you in some way.
2) I want to tell the stories of others as well. The plan is to post “Giraffe Stories” of people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in the pursuit of success and innovation, finding ways in their own personal lives to “Keep Reaching”, and reach higher. It is with their stories that I also hope you find something that enlightens or inspires you, in a way that only their stories can.
3) I want this to be my hub of all things medically related. As a current medical student, I want to offer advice and wisdom on my journey from a student into an eventual physician, in the hopes that whoever needs it can reach out, ask questions, and help make the path clear for those interested in the medical field.
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Again, thank you, please enjoy, and “Keep Reaching”. Bless.