Tuesday, July 12, 2011

myPod Shuffle #12 - Waiting for My Real Life to Begin


Ok, so getting this blog post done early since I have a flight to catch to SoCal later this afternoon, and I won't really have time once I get home. Also, I am departing from the shuffle and putting in a song I find fitting on this birthday because for so long I wondered when my ship would come in, and for the first time in many years I actually feel as though my real life has begun.

I can still remember sitting as a surgical resident on-call in Minnesota just wondering where I was headed. Was I meant to stay in surgery, should I be thinking about another residency, could I make it through the next 12 hours? I know in one of my written journals I have the words to this song written out because I was scared and confused. Thinking that at my age at that time just a short 5 years ago, I should know what I was doing. Actually, I should already be there. While friends and colleagues my own age were looking at marriage or divorce or their first child/house/promotion, etc, I still hadn't even finished residency and was looking at a long path ahead.

Now I've completed a residency, I've bought a house we'll soon be working on and moving into, I think I've arrived. And, today on my birthday, I am looking toward the future with hope and excitement for the first time in many years...

I included the "Scrubs" version of the song on top which is where I first heard it. Here's the original version of the song... it starts about 2:21 into the video, but Colin Hays is definitely worth listening to regardless, so enjoy!

3 comments:

Leticia Bruce said...

Right on, girlfriend! Right on!
¡Feliz CumpleaƱos, Veronica!

That corgi :) said...

happy birthday Veronica!! enjoy your time in SoCal!

betty

Jeanie said...

Everything is falling into place for you now Veronica. That is wonderful to hear after all your long and hard work over the years. Congratulations and Happy Birthday to you!
Have the very best of times in SoCal.
Jeanie xx