The stuff my daydreams are made of these days (circa 2012)
No, I haven't dropped dead yet nor have I packed my bags and moved to a different country although I wholeheartedly wish I were lying on the beach somewhere, sipping an ice-cold margarita. I miss blogging, I really do. Not long after my last blog post, I was certain that it would be a long time before I could write another one. Blogging simply wasn't a priority anymore or, rather, I have pushed it towards the back of my mind even during weekends. But there will always come a time, much like today, when I would feel the urge to write something down just to unload it off my mind.
We have exactly 40 days until senior internship ends! Boy, the year went by fast. In the hospital, our junior interns are already counting down the days until they graduate next month (they end JIship in 9 days!) while we senior interns still have more than a month left to go. I feel like pushing a pause button and go, "WAIT! It feels like we just started internship. We're not ready to take the board exam yet!" Yep, we have 5 months to go before the Physician Licensure Exam and I am. now. freaking. out. like. hell. I am ashamed to admit that I haven't done any serious studying for the past 10 months of internship but I'm trying to catch up now. Reality is sinking in. (Finally.)
I'll be moving to Manila by May to start reviewing for the board exam and I'll be staying in a condo for 3 months. That would be a first for me. (I will also disappear from the world wide web during the review) But as much as I don't want internship to end yet, a part of me is looking forward to the next big adventure in my life. Board exam review and the board exam itself? Hell yeah, BRING IT ON!
So anyway, it has dawned on me only recently that it is already actually SUMMER (disoriented, I know). Can I just say how envious I am of people who are at the beach right now? Your pictures in Facebook and Instagram just fuel my desires to travel right at this very second! :( I will just have to live vicariously through your blogs and social media feeds while I'm stuck in the hospital.
"Not all who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien
Speaking of hospital, I'm already in my Pediatrics rotation. It's interesting with a bit of patient drama on the side (more on that in another post). It's hard work (x10) but that's okay. It will soon be over. I still want to be a pediatrician. :)
Alright, that's it. I'll go do something productive now. Maybe study Microbiology or Pharmacology...or update my travel bucket list.