Saturday, June 28, 2008

Melancholy Milestone

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top." ~Nancy Barcus

Well, Monday is my last day of work at Children's... I am thrilled to be finished with residency and finally be able to say without further explanation that "I'm a pediatrician", but....

I will miss all my friends, without whom I would never have gotten through the past three years. To Mary Halsey, Chrissie, Sarah, Heather, Mindy, Reyna, Philip, Alison, Amanda, Pat, Brian, Amber, Megan, and Jason... thank you.

Reyna, Brooke, and Sarah

I will miss the academic environment, where every day time is spent teaching and learning.

I will miss "my" kids in clinic and the hospital- Kendall, Maddox, Dennisa, Walteria, Tylai, Precious, Aaliyah, and the rest...


I will miss "just being a resident". Now I am the authority, I am the advice-giver and the mommy-calmer, I am the pediatrician.


I am ready!

Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson