In the Life of a Fickle Intern

March 20, 2013

Content

Filed under: Personal Ramble — dailymedicine @ 21:57

It’s been a really long time since I’ve felt this content with what’s going on in my life. I’ve been happy; I’ve been sad; I’ve been stressed, and during all of these time, I’ve had this overshadowing feeling of tiredness and heaviness, mostly due to my seemingly endless to-do lists and deadlines. Residency can be kind of a bitch at times, and more often than not this last year in particular, I’ve had my waves of feeling really burnt out. Though it was stressful, this last month and a half has left me feeling very accomplished, which in my mind goes hand in hand with feeling content. I survived yet another ICU month while studying and taking two national board exams (one of which took a huge chunk out of my paycheck in addition to TWO full days of my life), giving my first lecture, getting my first case accepted to a national academic journal, running my first half marathon while maintaining somewhat of a social life. I’m totally impressed with myself for just surviving with all of my hair intact!

Now that all of that is done and over with, I am pretty much on cruise control until the end of the academic year (June). I’m back in an Emergency Department of some sort just working and learning, as it should be. Gosh, it’s such a good feeling. Apart from a few minor things (taxes?), my calendar is completely clear of big, blocked out, red deadlines. This is a really great feeling to have as I approach the end of my 2nd year of residency and the start of my LAST year of training. Though that is stressful in itself, it’s kind of exciting.

To celebrate, I am starting a brand new, non-medical, fun book (thanks for the recommendation, Megan!) while planning my upcoming vacation. To be fair, I’m a pretty positive person and I can find something good out of most situations and overall, I’ve really enjoyed residency, but I am truly content right now, which is very rare. I am loving this feeling. I’m going to enjoy it as long as it last.

March 9, 2013

Wealth Inequality in Motion.

Filed under: Uncategorized — dailymedicine @ 10:13

Kind of crazy. Thanks for sharing.

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