WEBVTT 1 00:00:01.830 --> 00:00:06.420 Dear Past Me: You're about to start on a journey that is unlike anything else. 2 00:00:06.810 --> 00:00:09.540 You're a little nervous, but remember that as an Olympic athlete, 3 00:00:09.990 --> 00:00:13.410 you've already done things that very few people have been able to accomplish. 4 00:00:14.700 --> 00:00:17.640 The parts of you that helped you achieve those things will be the same things 5 00:00:17.641 --> 00:00:21.480 that help you get through the next two years at NYITCOM at Arkansas State. 6 00:00:21.510 --> 00:00:25.890 Be disciplined with your time. Seek feedback. 7 00:00:26.130 --> 00:00:28.740 Study for the sake of learning, not just to get through. 8 00:00:29.340 --> 00:00:31.500 Don't get out-worked and don't complain. 9 00:00:32.610 --> 00:00:35.460 Here are a few things that your future self would like to share with you. 10 00:00:36.110 --> 00:00:38.000 The first thing is in regards to your family. 11 00:00:39.290 --> 00:00:41.840 Make sure they know you appreciate their patience and support. 12 00:00:42.290 --> 00:00:45.200 Sometimes it will feel like they don't understand what you're going through, 13 00:00:45.470 --> 00:00:47.060 but the problem is that they miss you. 14 00:00:47.690 --> 00:00:50.960 10 minutes spent pushing your daughter on the swing will brighten your entire 15 00:00:50.961 --> 00:00:53.780 day. Your son won't really care what you do with him, 16 00:00:53.930 --> 00:00:56.720 but he wants to spend it with you uninterrupted by his little sister. 17 00:00:57.500 --> 00:01:00.800 Encourage your wife to pursue her goals just as she has for you. 18 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:04.850 You're going to need those weekly talks with dad, so don't miss them. 19 00:01:05.840 --> 00:01:07.760 The second piece of advice is in regards to school. 20 00:01:07.761 --> 00:01:11.810 You realize how much you don't know yet. That's okay. 21 00:01:12.590 --> 00:01:14.210 It's better to be honest with yourself. 22 00:01:14.690 --> 00:01:17.630 That feeling will help you push through that extra hour at night when you are 23 00:01:17.790 --> 00:01:22.580 nine-week-old baby-level tired. But medicine is weird. The more you study, 24 00:01:22.730 --> 00:01:24.740 the more you realize that there's still more to learn. 25 00:01:25.340 --> 00:01:28.730 So just be proud that at the end of each day, you know more than the day before; 26 00:01:29.630 --> 00:01:32.210 you're going to do great. Trust me, I've lived it. 27 00:01:32.840 --> 00:01:34.490 This was like nothing you've ever done, 28 00:01:34.880 --> 00:01:37.610 but you're going to do it well and come out the other side better for it. 29 00:01:38.270 --> 00:01:40.820 Sincerely, Jeremy, Future Healer.