2012 was an absolutely amazing year. i am incredibly grateful for SO many things that have come to pass over the last 11.5 months. obviously, one stands out:
side note: the best toys are . . . not toys.
but the past 12 months were beautiful in other ways, too. time with friends and lots with family -- a wonderful side effect of bringing a new person into the world. good health [in general, though i am still hoping 2013 will be better for some people that i am close to]. a stable job and financial situation. and of course, adjusting to life as a new working mom -- a role that, as it turns out, i really do love.
so, here's the thing. for myself, i have only one great hope for 2013. it's not another pregnancy -- though i would be fine with that, right now i think i'd rather spend a little bit more time just enjoying our family of 3. my hope does not concern a material item, and it's certainly not a race PR. instead, at the moment, i am consumed with desire regarding just one . . . little . . . major life detail:
I WANT A JOB.
not just any job, but a specific job. a clinical job at a hospital that really has it together, with smart caregivers that communicate with one another and care deeply about their patients. a job where i can put my 11 years of post-graduate training [coming to an end in july!] to good use, and come into my own as a pediatric endocrinologist. a job that is demanding but rewarding, and one that makes me feel like packing up for day care every morning and having to kiss annabel goodbye is worth it. a job where i can truly immerse myself during the day, but still have time for family and the rest of life. a job where i can grow as a physician AND as a person, and hopefully with time and experience become a truly fantastic doctor, making a difference in the lives of lots and lots of kids and families.
in summary, thank you. 2012 was absolutely full of gifts, and i know that i am lucky. but i would be incredibly grateful for just this one more thing.
side note 2: kwak ale beer glass & stand!
best gift ever [from josh]
side note 3: tried the slow cooker today
white chicken chili. it worked! thanks, everyone.