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Hi.

Welcome. Make yourself at home.

Fall.

Fall.

California never had real seasons, so this feels like a treat.

This feels like this is a formal transition, a sign that time is passing and things are happening. Despite what it might feel like day after day, when nothing seems to be changing, and then one day you realize a lot has.

Like how I took my very last general medical board exam a week and a half ago. Done with general boards. Forever. Even though I have to wait one month for scores, it still feels pretty surreal. Now it's on to surgery specific boards from here on out. 

And how back in August, I fractured my finger and partially tore 2 of its ligaments. It has been interesting since, trying to keep up and not miss a beat - surgical skill wise, mentally, and logistically. I'm grateful that it wasn't a complete tear, and that it didn't keep me from full duty at work (although the pain sometimes made me wish it did). A little over 6 weeks out and I'm still hoping this won't be forever changed - but I have to choose not to choose worry.

How there has been 3 hurricanes, 2 earthquakes, and thousands of lives affected by it all, and none of our efforts can ever seem big enough.

But it's not about being big, or enough. 

Because God is both of those things, and even more so.

And sometimes everything is found in the little things, like a phone call or an extra minute to listen to somebody's crappy day. Things that make you human, despite the flaw of humanness, will keep us all grounded.

100 days of ... Residency

100 days of ... Residency

Taking Pause

Taking Pause