So far at college I have walked passed thousands of new faces each day, unfortunately knowing I will never be able to know all of their stories or aspirations. While studying on the mirror lake steps a few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet one of these faces that I would normally just walk passed. We sat on the same step, and I decided to go out of my comfort zone and talk to her. She was also a first year on the pre-med track majoring in chemistry. We both shared our desire for becoming physicians to help anyone we could. When I had to go to class we both wished each other luck in our first years. This was an impacting experience because I was able to grasp the fact that everyone here has a purpose and that I should stick to mine. It gave me motivation to continue working hard in and out of class. With what I learned from this little chat is that if I am really passionate about something, all the hard work is completely worth it.