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Defining Moment – Reverb 10, Day 29

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What is Reverb10?

December 29 – Defining Moment. Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. (Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice)

I’ve started and stopped this post so many times and I’ve been consistently dissatisfied with the results.

This year, the big one time events that happened were my second oldest brother getting married, and my boyfriend graduating from college. Events that certainly have impacted my life significantly, but events that aren’t really mine.

2010’s events will be remembered as parts of school years, not calendar years, as stages that don’t really have a date but are part of a sequence, and many won’t be remembered at all. I finished my first year of medical school; I started my second year. I spent my last summer off doing research, and then traveling, which included my visiting Turkey for the second time, and Ahmet visiting Ghana for the first (and hopefully not last) time. He also started working his first full time job, and as a result, I’ve been to my first Office Holiday Party. (Do Doctors even have work-related holiday parties…?)

I’ve enjoyed Reverb 10 but I’m eager to stop reflecting on 2010 and get started living 2011. I’m ready to tackle (rather, to be done with tackling) the Step 1 beast. To be done, forever!, with taking actual classes (but, of course, far from done with learning). And I really want to know, firsthand: is third year medical school really as bad as everyone says it is? Next year I’ll be three years out from undergrad, pushing past two years living in one place, and celebrating my fourth(?!) anniversary with my boyfriend.

So, 2010. Certainly a less stressful year for me than 2009 was, but not all that distinctly memorable. And I’m happy with that.

Written by Aba

December 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

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