Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We are done.

I feel like I could sleep for about ten years. I have been so focused on the exam that everything that comes afterwards is really have only half-considered and comes as a bit of a surprise.

Dinner? Birthdays? Parties? Really? I remember these things, but still felt that they were ages away - after all, they were happening once the End was over.

It feels so very strange to be out the other side when we have spent four years of hard work struggling to get here.

It has cost me a few friendships, a lot of stress, a lot of money (which will make itself up in the coming decades), but I have gained so much more.

Would I do it all again? Definitely. Maybe I would change my mind in a few years, but for now I am very happy to still be here.


*C said...

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope you're loving that finishing feeling. Thanks for sharing the trials and tribulations of med school with the world wide web. Four years ago you described how you felt like an impostor. Four years on, through all your posts, it's easy to see how you've earned your place and seem more confident and secure in your position. I hope all that translates into your experience next year. In the mean time, have a great summer! Well-done, hooray!

The Girl said...

Thanks. It feels slightly unreal at this point.

Milk and Two Sugars said...

Congratulations, Girl! I wish you a relaxing, rejuvenating Christmas and New Year - you deserve them :)