Incomplete Attempt at the Afghan Girl

Sydney Todorovich, Meds 2018

Paint on Canvas

It seems in medicine that there is at least a little bit of perfectionist in each of us, and it can be a struggle to let that go. Even when you realize medicine is by nature, imperfect, it is still difficult to come to terms with the fact that your best efforts can easily fall short of your hopes and standards. Sharing this is my attempt to come to terms with this concept. Over the past 4 years I have very sporadically worked on it, hoping one day it would be perfect. I'm not sure I'll ever get there with my current time constraints, but I will continue to work away at it. even if it is never truly finished, I have decided it will be perfectly imperfect to me.