Milo’s selflessness yesterday in writing his “I’m grateful for….” list got me thinking. I am over-the-top thankful for the obvious blessings in my life. Michael and I have a beautiful townhouse which we wouldn’t have been able to afford without the generosity of his parents. Michael has a secure job. I’m going to THE BEST (in my opinion) medical school in the country. We have a loyal, loving, occasionally-biting, goofball nut-bag (Milo) who was probably the best decision I have ever made.
I’m also grateful for anyone who adopts the older and/or abused animals from shelters because Michael won’t let me take home every dog from CAPS. However, once I make it big, this is in my plans.
Milo loves Clara, but Clara has hypothyroidism in addition to a reasonable fear of my dog.
I complain about Medical school 95% of the time. It is hard. It makes me sleepy. It makes me feel dumb. But it is also an opportunity that I need to be immensely grateful for. So instead of always saying “ughghhghhhh, why do I need to know this???” and “ughhhghhghh, how do stethoscope work???” I’m going to try to BE THANKFUL!!!! Copying Milo, here is a list of my favorite medical things!
- You get to wear a white coat! When you wear it, people think that you are smart and/or capable! It is my goal to become both of these things.
- As a medical student you get to spend the most time with patients out of everyone on your team. It’s because you have the least amount of responsibilities. It’s for the best.
- You start to understand episodes of “House”.
- You can give medical advice to family members.
- You develop a deep camaraderie with your classmates and future colleagues.
- Everyone around is either as nerdy or more nerdy than you. (Good for your self-esteem)
- The medical center is AWESOME and you feel in awe that you are a part of it.
- Saving lives is cool!