For college this year, we were asked to write a memoir piece based on an experience in our life. I loved this project. I wrote about the big surgery I had nearly four years ago, which so drastically changed my life. I can't recommend enough how cathartic the process was to write about something like this. It helped me to understand what I went through, and how I've become – in so many ways – a different person. I hope to keep working on my memoir, to share the experiences I had with the medical system, and to try to give some tips and insights into how to better manage your recovery after major surgery.