I can't believe this blog is still around after I've left it idle for the past four months. So much has happened that I feel like I can't put everything I feel into words. For starters, I am already a licensed physician! Three months of intensive studying and praying (plus the four years of medical school and one year of internship) has paid off. During the review, there were days when I would question my ability and potential, and there would be times when I wondered whether all my effort would be worth it in the end.
But now, I feel like I've reached the summit, my goals, and I feel that I'm on the edge ready to jump headfirst into whatever new adventure I want to dive in.
But for now, I am content staying at home and reconnecting with family, dogs, and friends. Those were things that I used to sacrifice a lot during medical school. It's nice to be able to take a breather in between and take time to decide what I want to do with life. It's been a bit of a shock to my system, though, during the first few days after the boards. From having my days constantly filled up to doing absolutely nothing except eat and sleep, I found myself bored silly.
Thank God for (adult) coloring books!
I also did a couple of moonlighting gigs a few days ago in a clinic. It was scary at first (hello, all on your own with no seniors!) but it was a good challenge. I learned to rely on my instincts and available resources. I saw cases I haven't seen before either.
On another good note, I have plans to travel for the rest of my "rest period" and things are getting underway. I can finally blog about my travels instead of purely medically related things. I'm so excited about it! Stay tuned for more updates. :)