Well, I simply can’t take the time to count the days & months (& years…), but it’s been a stinkin’ long time.
So much has happened since…whenever. A move to another great state, a move right back to where I started. And another impending move!
With chief year in full swing, I wish I could say I’ve had more time to reflect on the last 6 years, but mostly I’ve been squandering away time. I matched into a fellowship last spring, so there’s been a certain amount of pressure off of me, not to mention a lot of relief that I have til 2018 enter the real world of full-responsibility & malpractice insurance (not to mention contract negotiations, house-buying, etc etc). There are things that are easier now (as much as I enjoyed it at the time, I would be loathe to repeat intern year), so many things are more-stressful. Paperwork & bureaucracy take up way more of my time than I would like, but I suppose those are necessary evils forever. I certainly ought to be reading a lot more…getting ready for the written boards, memorizing vascular surgery textbooks…but lately I’m just a touch on the unmotivated side. I’m treasuring couch time and dog-snuggles. I keep telling myself I’ll ramp it up in the next few weeks.
As of today, my half-marathon is complete and now I can focus on the real competition–the annual Turkey Day Race! Gotta have goals…
Then on top of all the usual work hoopla, there’s the simple fact that I need a change of scenery. I’ve done the South, New England, Texas, and now it’s about dern time for the Midwest.
This has been a bit disjointed. That’s what happens when you wait this long. But the truth is, I’ve been a bit inspired lately. With blogs like, Hot Heels, Cool Kick, & a Scalpel and C’est Si Bon MD, I’ve been feeling inspired by fellow female physicians (with diverse outside interests) to come back to the blog as an outlet. So here’s to another go at it!