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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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  1. they do on grey’s anatomy :P


    December 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

    • lol! I think I need to watch that show just to know what impression it’s giving everyone else.


      December 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm

      • i thought they sometimes do in house and scrubs too!


        December 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

        • Hm, I can remember holiday themed episodes but I’m having trouble remembering any where they actually had a function. Ah well, I’ll find out myself someday! :)


          December 30, 2010 at 2:56 am

  2. I know what you mean about 2010 being remembered as a part of a school year. It’s kind of always been like that, remembering the “year” as a period from August to May, according to the academic calendar! This coming year, I’ll be in rotations from January until December, so it will finally match up with the actual year! Haha.

    Marianne DiNapoli

    December 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    • Oh, nice! Good luck on your rotations! :) I’m looking forward to reading about them.


      December 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

  3. My 2010 was very similar to yours- probably has something to do with the all consuming thing that is med school. I agree though- status quo is not a bad thing, it’s nice to have normalcy.


    December 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    • Med school really is all consuming. My mother keeps asking me what’s new and I often have very little to say; I spend most of my time either studying or meaning to study!


      December 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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