Friday, January 16, 2009

As unique as everybody else

I keep wondering why I should start a blog. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying I don't want to. I am just not sure what a difference it would make, with so many millions of blogs out there. My life is not so interesting, exciting or revolutionary, nor are my writing skills. I don't have a breathtaking experience to share, one that will amaze people and will have a great impact on their lives.

I am as usual as everybody else. A 24-year old medical graduate from Greece, who lives in Heraklion with her life partner and their small dog, looking for a place to start a residency. This is how I would describe myself, and it would be pretty accurate.

But I keep thinking... I am not the same to everybody else. To my parents, I am their eldest child. To my love, I am a handful! To Phoebs, our dog, I am her favourite sleeping place and the one she is most likely to get a treat from. To my university colleagues, I could be anything, from boring to unusual, competitive or "harmless". To the lady at the supermarket, I am the annoying girl that looks for "exotic" ingredients every week. To the staff at Starbucks, I am the "one tall non-fat latte" and to my patients, I am the chick that is too young to look like a doctor at all!

All those people that I know and have the slightest impact on their lives, good or bad, make me more than just a statistical number. Because, if you think it through, we are not much, unless we interact with others. It is that interaction that gives us those funny little stories to remember, or those great bad moments that we wish we could forget. It is that interaction that fills our lives with memories and meaning.

So, that's why I am starting this blog after all. To share my moments, to read your own, and to create new ones. Unique ones. As unique as everybody else's but still, unique...


  1. Welcome to the blogosphere, Gracey!

  2. Welcome Gracey! I look forward to reading more!

  3. Welcome! Mine is in its infancy as well. It's becoming an addiction, be warned!

  4. Thanks for all your comments and kind words! Well, I already have one addiction, (the AR, of course!), so two will be a challenge... oh well, we'll see! :)

  5. Oh Gracey!! You're so right! So many times I think of myself as this crazy woman who has 5 children (and planned it that way), but I'm so much more than a mom. This is why I have hobbies. You'll find your blog to be therapy! I'm so glad you decided to start one. :)