August 18, 2013

Never too late

The road I've chosen to become the woman I am, perhaps, is a long one.

I should have followed everyone else’s track who had chosen a straight path from a Pre-Medicine to Medicine proper but I didn't, not because I wasn't able to but because I don’t want to- I'm not even sure with that. 

My Med life has been complicated apart from the fact that pursuing the kind of career is difficult, expensive, uncertain, a sacrifice by itself.  

In some point I felt exhausted and had a job instead. I became an HR assistant who made sure that the comfort room of 200 employees was functional each day. I became a payroll-master which was obviously way too far from my interest but able to do extremely well because I want to prove myself that giving up med school was worthy.  Then I became a mother—I had one lovely daughter who just turned two this month. 

So I have no way to be pissed by questions like “Aren’t you in Residency training yet?!?” I can't be jealous with friends who graduated on time and is now seeing their own patients, My parents are supposedly proud of me by now showing off my name with an MD to relative and friends.

Then again, I was back in field and had my medical clerkship completed—almost.  I decided to be challenged and make sacrifices—sacrifice indeed.  Relationship with my partner has been through serious ups and downs which almost ended the wonderful side of this kind of life. Tough.

This journey is about to begin J the thing is, I already know which way to go. I am determined.


 

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