Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time flies. Seriously. A couple of years ago, I started a blog with the intention of sharing my long, long journey to becoming an MD. In fact, I only posted one entry and never looked at it again. I had a full time career and although my heart has always been in it, the thought of applying to med was so far in the future, that I put my blogging aside and continued with the daily grind. Fast forward and here I am. A city move and a whole year of university behind me. How did that happen? it sneaks up on you, really it does. I can now officially say that I'll be applying to med school next year. Wow! Seems surreal. Not to say I'll get in of course - I'm well aware that it's an incredibly competitive process and even if I do everything right, there are no guarantees. My gran always said that you feel the same regardless of your age. It's true. We grow up with the same insecurities we had as kids but perhaps learn to manage them a little better. It amazes me that those elite few who know of my plans speak as though it's a done deal. "What will you specialize in?" they ask. "how many years of residency will you do?" Children are great too. I think my younger son assumes I'm already doing it, and confidently says his mom is studying to be a doctor! Such faith. Well, that's what this is. A huge leap of faith. I do believe that I'm doing exactly what I was supposed to do all along, so plod forward I shall :) Loving the journey!