Wait, we need some reading music.
This weekend was a long time coming. It was everything I could’ve asked for and more.
The peace I feel now as I come back to work and back to the things I love to do is incredible. I’m finally seeing myself doing things I’ve always dreamed about – and along with them come new opportunities. I think a big part of it has been my change to looking at the positive more often. Don’t get me wrong – I’m still a realist. However, I’m not using that or anything else in my life as an excuse to be sad or grumpy or angry with the world anymore.
I’m done letting other people or fears or pain run my life, and it feels amazing.
I also got to eat some of the most delicious turkey I’ve ever had in my life. Next year, smoke your turkey and pair it with a nice cabernet sauvignon.
Friday, I was offered a new job – one that allows me to assist the director of the pediatrics division in bringing technology into the division in addition to helping keep things patient centered. I’m waiting on a few things to be finalized there, but I’ll hopefully get started before the end of the year.
In the midst of playing Cards Against Humanity with my family, I also got the email that I’ve been selected as one of Medicine X‘s 2015 ePatients! That means come September of next year, I get to spend a weekend out at Stanford telling y’all about all the amazing things being brought to the table at this coming together of designers, patients, and health care providers. I couldn’t be more excited to attend in person this year and to meet some of the amazing people who have been so influential in me finding my voice, getting care, and making changes for the better.
This year has been fantastic, but I know this next year will be even better.