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The Heart of the matter

The truth of it is, I enjoy people. I like talking to them, listening to them, sharing their lives. Even if it is for a brief moment in time. Because of this (and for other reasons) I am leaning toward a career in primary care. I have been doing some serious introspection, trying to figure out what feeds my soul. What moves me. What makes me come alive. And I am realizing that there’s nothing I love more than a part of an individual’s path to wellness and wholeness. Of body, mind and spirit. I consider it a privilege that I am being allowed into people’s lives and into their personal space, and I will do my best to make sure that the trust put in me isn’t misplaced.

Med school training wise, it has been a rough month. Few days off, brutally cold weather, early mornings, late evenings, weekends. Everything. However, the teaching has been the best of all my rotations thus far. Internal medicine docs are thorough!! And I’m exhausted. Not that these things are related. In any case, it has made me reflect a lot on what I value most in life, and how my choices will shape my future daily life, once the mandatory training part of this process is over. I am determined to have a balanced life. And I am determined to have time to sit by the river and just listen. I am determined to be creative, to stop and smell the roses, and to definitely leave the rat race.

What moves you?

What feeds your soul?

What makes you come alive?

This is the heart of the matter.

Happy New Year

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!

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