If there is anything people have learned during the pandemic, it is to take care of their mental health. This is exactly what Jennifer Gates does in the midst of a stressful spring with her medical school studies and the divorce of her parents, Bill and Melinda Gates. She is going to take a temporary break during her medical license exam “to rest and rejuvenate”.
Jennifer, who was due to take her U.S. STEP 1 medical licensing exam in June, has just completed her second year of medical school while planning a wedding with equestrian Nayel Nassar. She shared the news with her followers on Instagram with a quote from author Caroline Myss, “Always go with the choice that scares you the most because it’s the one that will help you grow taller.”
Jennifer explained that she fought between her instincts and her intuition when it came to the big exam. “Despite my instinct to keep working harder and take this exam in June, my intuition was telling me to take a step back: I knew I had to give myself a break to rest and recharge,” she wrote . The 25-year-old medical student added that it was a tough choice because she’s “so used to leaning into the hustle and bustle.”
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While she doesn’t mention the exact reasons she’s waiting a year to take the exam, it would be easy to understand that the stress of the divorce that made her parents’ headlines could have swayed her decision. Even though she has remained close to Bill and Melinda, Jennifer may want to make sure she focuses on the laser for such a big step in her medical career.
She seemed relieved by her announcement revealing that she “can’t wait to slow down a bit over the next two weeks” and sent her best wishes to her fellow medical candidates who would take the test next month. It was probably not easy news to share with everyone, given the high expectations placed on medical students, but hopefully by next year the media distractions over her marriage. parents will be history.
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