So, you want to know about me, eh? Well, since you asked...
Why I Want To Be a Panelist
I'm 25 years old, and currently in my third year of medical school. As cliché as it may sound (groan), I want to be a doctor for the same reason I want to be a panelist here on Love & Learn: I think there's something quite special about providing help and support to someone in need, no matter what the problem. I mean, we all need a little help every now and then.
Believe me, when it comes to romance, I've been there. Man, oh man, have I been there...
A Storybook Romance that Dissolved
For me, romance has lately been a rapidly-changing landscape. I was once very idealistic about love. I had a perfect, storybook romance with an absolutely wonderful girl, but I was too young and too naive to really appreciate how perfect it was.
Times got tough with our respective graduations from college, and with our starting out on new career ventures, and eventually, our relationship dissolved.
This has been the one and only regret of my life. That regret still haunts me today, and it has colored my outlook on relationships.
I'm Reluctant to Trust Again
I once was very willing to trust and to fully give my heart; now I am reluctant to do so for fear of getting burned again. But, I'm learning every day to trust again, and though it may always sting a little bit, I'm optimistic about what the future may hold. Therefore, you can expect to see my outlook on life and love continue to evolve.
In dealing with any problem, I like to examine the situation from multiple perspectives, exploring a few possibilities instead of just one. As a result, you'll often find that my responses offer up more than one way of looking at things.
One thing I can say for sure, though, is that the cornerstones of all relationships (including friendships) are communication, consideration, and equality.