I am new to the premed journey, but have always had a fascination for science and medicine. However, I had some missteps in undergrad and finish my BS in Biology with a cGPA of 2.67. At the time I didn’t know about post-bacc programs and so I switched tracks and focused on some things in my personal life. Fast forward to today, I’m 31 years old, graduated last May (2020) with my MA in Clinical Psychology, and am currently working as a Resident in Counseling (essentially a therapist with supervision). I enjoy my job and love helping my clients, but I also feel slightly empty inside - as if I should be doing more to care for them holistically (i.e. both physical and mental health). I’ve listened tons of Dr.Gray’s podcasts and done lots of research about the application process, and feel relatively comfortable about what I need to do regarding that part of it. So, I guess what I’m really looking for here is just some confirmation that I’m not alone in feeling a bit stressed out about leaving my current career path to more directly pursue medicine. Did anyone else feel this way when starting out?
Also, I’m not sure how to break the news to my family (wife and parents) as my previous hints have not been received with much support. Any methods of sharing this news with loved ones that has worked well for anyone else?