ahhhh it feels so good to be done with that talk! i was lucky enough to get the rest of the day off yesterday (!); i spent it cleaning the house and just generally basking in the glow of not having a huge deadline looming over my head.
of course, there are plenty of stress-inducing projects waiting in the wings to replace that of my talk:
☑ prepping for peds boards
☑ quality improvement project (although this isn't too bad)
☑ working on research proposals for fellowship
not to mention the actual huge transition TO fellowship, which is starting to actually appear as a little glimmer on life's horizon. i'm completely thrilled at the prospect of starting to focus on peds endocrinology -- i love it, and it's what i want to do with the rest of my career! but like with anything else, there will be an enormous learning curve, and for the first time in 3 years i'll be starting somewhere near the bottom.
with all that said, i am not trying to say that my life is stressful than anyone else's! in fact, things are really not so bad right now. i have so many fun things planned over the next few months (seeing friends, vacation, etc). i have just two 'hardcore' months of residency left!!
i guess what i'm trying to say is that there's always going to be something new to deal with. honestly, i would someday LOVE to find a way to make these things seem less catastrophic and disruptive. breaking the project up into more manageable steps helped a little, but despite my best intentions i'm still not great at doing things ahead of time.
something else to work on, i suppose.
to anyone who would like to believe that homework, projects, and tests stop when 'school' is over: HA. really, i can't even imagine a job or station in life that doesn't have these things, at least in some form.
mark your calendars, monsters
YES: she's coming. here! hopefully i will be there as well!
workout: 6 miles, with 2 at tempo in the middle (i was burning off some pre-talk steam!
miles 1 and 2 average 8:37/mi
miles 3 and 4 (tempo) average 7:36/mi
miles 5 and 6 average 8:57/mi
in the kitchen: cooking light strikes again!
super-easy recipe for chicken curry, which i modified a bit by adding green beans and peanuts (i've decided everything is better with peanuts on top). served with whole grain udon noodles for sort of a thai-style meal.
reading: ummmmm no. but for those requested, i'll post a recap of the high points of my presentation tomorrow!