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Wisdom – Reverb 10, Day 10

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December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

The use of the word “wisest” means that my decision doesn’t actually have to have been wise, it just needs to have been wiser than all the others. But I haven’t had to make a lot of decisions this year, honestly. As I said in response to the first prompt, this year has been a transitional year, a year of continuing to go with decisions I’ve already made. A year of waiting for another year or two before I have to start making tough, life altering decisions (what residency? where?).

This year, I’m still working hard to get through medical school. Living in the same apartment with the same roommate. Hanging out with the same core friend group. Dating the same guy (and deciding that long distance is just going to be something we have to keep dealing with for now). Writing the same blog. A member of the same (wonderful and tightly knit and incredibly supportive) family, which in the past few years has started to expand a bit (2 sisters in law and a niece!). Owning the same parrot (someday I might be choosing between re-homing him or acquiring a second bird to keep him company, but I’m not ready to make that decision yet). Learning to make new things and making my mother worry that people will think I’m not studying enough (I love you Mommy! =) ).

Considering that this was a pretty good year for me, if a quiet one, maybe my wisest decision was not rocking the boat.

I wish I had the time and was in the mental place to sit down and write a clever poem or craft a beautiful essay about some important, deep moment this year, but I’m in the middle of my exams. Thus I’m going to make another wise decision and be content with this as my contribution.


In other news, today I had my first exam of this block, Dermatology, and I’m pretty sure I got at least a High Pass, and hopefully Honors (our grades are Fail, Pass, High Pass, and Honors. I really miss last year, which was entirely Pass or Fail). The begining of exams means that it’s time to give my lil’ sib something, so next time she checks her mailbox, she has a small bottle of mead, a jar of apple butter, and a jar of apricot jam waiting for her. All made by me. I thought having a vegan lil’ sib was going to be difficult, but instead it’s given me an excuse not to worry about baking right before exams! =D

And now back to studying for the next three exams. So close to the end of the year, I’d hate to rock the boat now by failing something because I’ve been too busy blogging!

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December 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

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