On Monday, I officially end residency and start vacation. It's been a very long journey ; 3 years of anxiety, sleepless nights, new experiences, large horrors, small wonders and a couple of big surprises, but I got through it all. I was talking to the other residents the other day and it's such a strange feeling to know that everything I've worked for.. for the past 11 years (4 years of Undergrad, 4 years of medical school and then 3 years of residency) have finally come to an end. It's almost bizarre, beacause I don't know where to go next. I'm happy though to go on to the next stage of my life and figure things on from here.
Earlier this week, I tried to mostly tidy up. I cleaned out my desk, drawers, computer at work , put everything in boxes and brought them home. I also answered all my patient mail, labs, and completed miscellaneous work that I had to complete. On Wednesday we took some class photos. It'll probably be the last time we'll take photos together as a whole. Everyone's moving on to different places.