If you’re reading this, you’re probably doing so because you’re interested in my life. I don’t blame you. My life is pretty amazing.
As a fourth year, I gotta say that this… year… ROCKS!! We are in a strange transition period where we no longer have responsibilities as students, and yet we don’t quite have the responsibilities as doctors. In other words, my life has been chock-full of excellence including “Gangnam Style” dance moves, endless hours of TV both good and bad, eating at every restaurant that had four-plus stars on Yelp and chiseling away on my beach bod. I’ve been living my life exactly like Bruno Mars’ “Lazy Song.”
I spent my first summer externship in Lake City, Fla. at a VA hospital, examining our veterans during the day and exploring the Sunshine State on nights and weekends. Some of my classmates were also externing in Florida, so I drove out to visit them numerous times.
One particular weekend, eight of us gathered at Disney World’s Blizzard Beach. As we lounged around in our inner tubes, letting the currents of the Lazy River wash away our burdens, we all just looked at each other, grinning ear to ear. No words were spoken for about half an hour until I broke the silence by simply saying, “Fourth year is awesome.”