This past weekend was quite the ride. I visited SUNY Upstate Medical University for a PATCH (a pre-health organization I’m part of) field trip, taught for a program called Splash!, and ran the Syracuse Half-Marathon. And, of course, I spent that weekend avoiding eye contact with an upcoming organic chemistry prelim glaring at me from a few feet away. It was a test of endurance, physical and mental, which has admittedly left me exhausted, but I’m quite proud of myself for accomplishing so much during such a fast-paced weekend. Of all these small endeavors, there’s one in particular that made a big impact on my confidence and feelings of competence: teaching.