Wednesday, May 31, 2017


It's official, I'm a doctor! It has been a crazy ride, one that started almost a decade ago. I have been so thankful that I was given the opportunity to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. While the real work is only about to begin (I just started having nightmares about residency starting in a month!), I wanted to share a bit from graduation day!

my dress is from loft ;)

We had a picnic on Saturday, where mine, CR's, and my three closest friends' families came. We grilled out at the local state park, took so many pictures (our balloon at one point got stuck in the tree!), and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. It was so nice to get everyone together - we had all met parts of each other's families over the years, but it was great to have everyone there together. We all were so supported my our families, so we also really wanted to thank them for their support.

On Sunday, we graduated! My dad got to hood me (see the bottom for the really poor quality video), which was actually really emotional for me. I didn't think I'd get as chocked up as I did! As I've mentioned before, my dad is an emergency medicine physician, and is the hardest working person I know. While he didn't want me to go into medicine, I know that he's proud of what both my sister and I have decided to do, career-wise. My mother gave me a beautiful pearl bracelet as a memento to "closing the loop" on our family medical journey - my parents met while they were both in medical school, but when my mother became pregnant with me, she realized that her life calling was her family. I'm so glad that my parents were there to celebrate the day with me - it's been a rough year for our family, but it was nice to have a day of celebration.

Thank you to all of you for all of your support over these four years. I always say that the best thing about blogging is that I get to take all my friends with me, no matter where I am. Many of you have been there from the very beginning, and have been such amazing cheerleaders. Thank you for everything. I know that parts of my blogging will change once I start working, but I really look forward to sharing my residency life as well!