Thursday is supposed to be my last day of Medical School. However, we needed to hand in our final rotation evaluations by today so after my preceptor filled it in, she basically told me to take the rest of the week off. So, aside from my rotation exam on Thursday (and then my little medical licensing exam in 2 weeks), I am technically done Medical School! Today!
The next time I ever have to use this, I will have Dr. in front of my name… Kind of hard to believe.
I know I’ve spent the last few weeks complaining about how unlucky I have been and how down I am and how unfair my life has been. But the reality is that I am fortunate and lucky to have everything that I do in my life. I have spent the last week really trying to reflect on the “good things” in my life – the things I should be grateful for – and it started after I posted my grumpy post from last week. I told you all about the beautiful house I found in the new city we are moving to, and I realized that I should be thankful that I am in the financial position to be able to buy such a wonderful house for me and my family. So, on this last day of medical school, I will share with you my list of gratitude:
I am grateful for…
… the financial stability to provide for my family.
… a healthy body that allows me to exercise and stay fit.
… the ability and motivation to reach my goals (because I am…)
… friends who are supportive of me (and who run 10K with me on cold Sunday mornings)
… healthy children
… a husband who loves me, respects me, and supports me (most of the time).
… the opportunity to train and work in a job that I love (even if it’s not where I want to do it…)
… the privilege of playing a meaningful and impactful role in the lives of many different people.
So, on this last day of my formal medical school training, I can say that in the grand scheme of things, my life is quite wonderful.