Sunday, September 30, 2012

grain of Sand.

I've typed out this first sentence and backspaced over it about 7 times so far. I guess this is the line that's going to stick. Not sure where to start for today's blog. But, nonetheless I'll start it. Even if like this. : )

It's been a beautiful day. With the life I am so blessed to live... I think I'll never have any right to claim one not a good day. Especially today, I was blessed to see the sun rays on ocean swept sand and photograph beautiful pieces of art. If Melanie is reading... please know I thought about you the whole time. And how you could have snapped every gorgeous photo with me.

My Sunday started with a service in church. And, the reading came from Philippians. The ultimate definition of humility. When the One Man himself, who could have considered himself at 'equality with God' --- He did not.
That always blows me away. Every time. But especially today. Like a sand sculpture on the beach. What absurdity if the sand thought it at 'equality' with its Sculpture? Absurd.

Like a grain of sand. I am only beautiful when my art is crafted by greater Hands.

For a less thoughtful end to this posting...I am going to wrap up the evening with a few to-do's. Things like finishing off emails, submitting a few forms, and making sure my brain is ready for its last week on Neurology. Virginia has been lovely. Can't wait for DC...

Friday, September 28, 2012

a little bit of chocolate.

Chai tea. An oversized chair. And a little bit of chocolate.

So, why do I blog?  I am often presented with the question... if you didn't go in to medicine, what would you do? Well, I've never really thought of doing anything else except medicine (because I feel my fabric is suited only for medicine), but, for the sake of entertaining the thought, I never hesitate, and the answer comes, "A travel Writer." I would write, and I would travel. : )

Nifty enough for me, I am thankful to be travelling currently for work and school. I do feel I can write here ...on a blog for now... and maybe one day, could write something publishable.

I think it would be great to write a book-- of course. A little more life to live, and a little more decision on what I would write about. But nonetheless, between my studies and work...I will continue to find myself reading and writing.

I heard someone say recently: look at what you do in your free time, and that will tell you quite a bit about what your 'other' passions are. Well, aside from people (  : )  ), and aside from spending time with them, I truly enjoy reading and writing. While in the field of medicine then, I hope to find my niche.

Currently, sitting in a Starbucks, sipping a chai tea and eating a bit of chocolate. I've had a great week on the Neurology service and am continuing to learn a tremendous lot -- many interesting patients and good-for-life medicine pearls from my Attending. Pearls like:    'if you're not looking for it, you won't see it.'   'if you're not aware of the diagnosis, you will never make it.'   'neurology is more often than not: treating the un-diagnosable, and diagnosing the untreatable.'

I guess, with all this travelling and changes of scenery, I feel that blogging gives me a record of my happenings. I do have an ultimate Witness to my life.  But here, I can invite others to witness it too.

Thanks for reading! if you made it to the end. Cheers to callings, and to 'other' passions.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

In the history of this blog

In the history of this blog, I haven't ever really written about myself. Or who I am. Or who I want to be. Or what I do. Maybe here and there, I have written a story, or I've recounted a small occasion. But, I want to write more steadily now. Not exactly sure why now versus before, or why not later. Well, I'm just thinking...why now? ...well, why not now?

So, here begins a new era. I'll try to write more often. Maybe every day if I can. But for now, today's a good start.

I'm a fourth year medical student at this point in time and I will graduate this coming May. Just 8 months away I often wonder where the time has gone?? : ) I have thoroughly been enjoying my medical school career. Just as they say, 'the days are long, but the weeks are short.'

Currently, I am residing in Portsmouth VA. aka that is right near Norfolk and roughly one half hour's drive to Virginia beach. I am staying here for one more week, to include the weekend, with a mother and her daughter, until I leave for Washington DC. I am on my way to finishing this residency selection season. Hopefully, by December of this year I will have my official selection and assignment to where I will spend the next 3 years. I want to do my residency in Internal Medicine. And, I am thinking about Cardiology for the more distant future. Right now, things are going much as I can see...and I am very blessed. Taken care of. And excited about the future. There is much to be thankful for and even on days when I could easily ponder all the reasons why I could worry for my exact future...I throw my head back in more trust and confidence about my future's direction while knowing that as my father always said growing up, "these are good problems to have." ; )

Glad to be writing again. Will continue here soon.