The other day I was feeling like one more year of residency is one year too long. But then I ask myself, how much are things really going to change?? It's true that anesthesia is not the worst residency out there, by any means. But Paul puts a lot into it. Arriving (super) early, staying late, studying at home, reading up on his cases each night, research projects, moonlighting. Ok so hopefully he wont need to moonlight when we're done : ) (Which I am so glad that he does for us right now!!) But I have a feeling some of the other stuff wont change much. Really though, I'm glad he is the way he is. He works hard, he's prepared, he's good at what he does. He takes good care of our family.
And while I know Paul is excited for residency to be over so he actually has time for friends (which residents don't have) I'm sad to say goodbye to this phase of my life, where my friends have been everything to me.
So sometimes I wonder...what's so great about being done?!?
This is the only life we've known. Nine years of school/training, long/crazy hours, living far from family, relying on the support of friends who become like family.
I'm just sayin' it might be kinda weird when it's not like that. And yes, I may be feeling a little sentimental. I have a feeling I'll be feeling that way all year...
Having said all of this, the truth is, I'm still excited : )
And I should probably change my blogger picture.