Tuesday, February 27, 2007

a day in the life....

tomorrow ends this rotation; I've had a good time doing peds genetics this month - I've seen things that I'd previously only read about, re-discovered my love of pediatric medicine, and this has been a month filled with good news (and therefore I'll always associate it with doing this rotation!).

Elisa challenged her readers to share pictures of what "a day in the life" or "a day in the neighborhood" looks like. I tried to post these pictures the other night (without success) but sharing them tonight seems almost more fitting as I'm about to change neighborhoods.

(for lack of time I'm going to leave them captionless. These things fall into two categories - one is pictures of things I've seen on a daily (weekdaily?) basis on this rotation, the others are things from a neighborhood near to where I grew up.)

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Things took a turn for the (much, much) better here, and I am giddily happy about how things are continuing to fall into place (the list goes on and on, and now I can add "passed computer based boards the first time and with my highest score yet" to the list). There is still a lot going on behind the scenes and as I hear more I'll let you know.

That being said, my motivation has gone down the tubes. I'd like nothing better than to sit in my pjs all day, knitting and watching The Muppets with a cup of good tea, all followed by a nap with a cat (or two). Scheduling conflicts are keeping me from starting my next rotation right away so Thursday starts a 10 day "break" for me. I intially thought the break would be a bad thing (my brain said "keep on keepin' on! Just get everything done and out of the way already!") but now I can't wait for time to do all of the above things. I'm headed out of town to see some people and will end the time off with a weekend on the beach at an inn with other female medical students and doctors - it's a time for mentoring and a chance for me to see (again) that it is possible to be a doctor, a mom, an activist, and, above all else, remain me. I attended this type of weekend when it was "started" two years ago, and think it'll be a great touchstone for my last two rotations.


Blogger Carole Knits said...

Honey, you deserve a 10 day break. Enjoy it!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Jofrog said...

Enjoy your break! That weekend sounds great. It's so hard to juggle a professional life with a personal one, and many profesionals don't want you to know (or think) that it's possible. I'm so glad to hear that there is a weekend like the one you are about to have. Enjoy!

9:13 AM  
Anonymous naomi said...

I like the sign with branches in front of it.

Enjoy your vacation! I hope things keep going well for you.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I'm glad things are going so well. I hope you enjoy your vacation and your weekend away sounds great.

5:51 AM  

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