Things have been changing for WifeMomPhD.

In August of 2012 I started an MD program, and I am now more than half-way through. It has been a wild ride. M1 and M2 years were fun. Even with all the stress of studying, anatomy labs, exams and papers due, I would not change anything. I have made many lovely friends, and learned a lot, not just about medicine but about myself. Now I’m halfway through M3 year and getting closer to the day I’ll have to decide on the medical specialty that will shape my career. I am trying not to be overwhelmed by the decision. But it IS a big, BIG decision. And I have to make it soon.

The kids are getting bigger, smarter and more sassy by the day. Mr T is doing Mr T thangs. We are in a good place with the future looking bright.

This year, there are so many things I want to do better. I intend to take things I already do, and do them better. Eat better, dress better, parent better, be a better spouse, manage my time better, sleep better. In all of this, I want to practice mindfulness daily. By being mindful and being in the moment, BETTER will come a little easier. One of my biggest material losses came early last year when I lost my wedding ring. It was during a stressful time and I was not being mindful of things. After that, I began to practice deliberateness and mindfulness. Being in the moment, and minimizing multi-tasking. It has been good for my mind and my soul. You should try it. 🙂

Make it a good year.

Happy New Year!