Tuesday, November 15, 2011


You know that Summer has struck when you finish work while the sun is still shining, and feel a sense of disappointment, because at least when you leave the building just after the sun has set, you will melt a little less when you get home.

I appreciate the daylight hours a lot more when the days don't feel like you are living in a sauna.

Soon the people who live in the house behind ours will likely be jumping into their pool and yelling helpful things like, "Gee, isn't having a pool great!" while we swelter, pool-less, in our home.

One day I will do the sensible thing and move somewhere cooler. One day.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


My concern preceding the last rotation was entirely unwarranted - I just loved it and had a great time. I have a feeling that the next rotation will be similar.

It is funny, if I enjoy the work then I don't mind putting in a few extra hours here and there. Naturally there is a limit, but I would rather be in a job I liked and stay for an hour or so extra each day than be in a job where I felt miserable and bored. Of course, all things are a trade-off, and working in an excessively stressful environment with huge mountains of overtime would destroy any benefits of working in a field I loved, and I would rather be bored and go home on time.

So like all things, it is all about balance.

Anyway, I can't believe that we are now in the last rotation of internship. It has gone so quickly, and yet so much has happened. The first half of the year was probably one of the most challenging of my life, and the second half was more about learning how to enjoy work again.

I really don't know how much more I have to add to this blog, seeing as how it started out being about life in medical school, and now that internship is over, it feels like I don't have much more to say about work. I don't know if I'm ready to bow out just yet, so I'll pop in and post every now and again, but it feels as if life has somehow moved on.

The important part is, I'm happy. :)