Monday, January 3, 2011

The Year Ahead

I don't usually do New Year's Resolutions.  I've never truly understood the purpose of promising that I will exercise more (which I won't), eat better (I can't help it if I love all things pastry), or get more sleep (let's face it, I'm starting medical residency - not going to happen).

But, 2011 brings big changes.

This year I will:
  • Honeymoon in Costa Rica
  • Watch my big brother marry my fantastic new sister-in-law
  • Match into a residency program in Emergency Medicine - fingers crossed!
  • Graduate from medical school.
  • Work my first day as a doctor.
This year I will also hug my husband goodbye as he leaves for an overseas deployment.

2011 is certainly a bittersweet year and it's full of uncharted territory.    

My 2011 New Year's Resolutions:  Get out of bed.  Take things day by day. Spend time with my friends and family. Support my husband, tell him that I love him, and show him I am proud of him. Work hard and learn something new every single day. Look on the positive side of things. Use my experiences to make me a stronger woman.

Just breathe.


  1. You are going to be a doctor? I would love to but I am so scared of medical school! I am in nursing school right now and I don't know how I would ever make it through medical school! I am going to attempt* to become a CRNA, otherwise I will settle for being a Nurse Practitioner. That is just absolutely awesome! Good luck!:)

    PS. If I were to go to medical school, I would love to become a neurosurgeon!

  2. I found you on Household6 Diva.

    If you inverted your blog title a bit, you would be Army Doc's Wife ;)

    Good luck with the match!!

    Residency will make for long days, but short years.

    PS Just a hint to make life in the ER a little easier...Be nice to the radiologists! If they like you, they will make your work easy. If they don't...ugh...

  3. Thanks for stopping by! To answer your question: yes, I couldn't help it, for it seems that radiologists and ER docs have quite the relationship. Sometimes good, sometimes not. Oh, the stories I hear, especially at family dinners. My sister is an ER nurse. The two of them are forever razzing each-other.

    Good luck. I am excited for you.


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