|Isn't it beautiful!|
As a young child I use to dream of the human heart. It was powerful and beautiful. Anytime someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say "I'm going to be a heart doctor". Even though I no longer want to be a cardiologist I still find the heart exciting and fascinating. I think every doctor should be at least part cardiologist. We all need to understand what makes the heart beat and what makes it fall apart. We need to possess the skill of fueling the healthy hearts and mending the broken hearts of our patients.
I'm sharing these small thoughts because I'm in the middle of my cardiology rotation at the University of Miami. I'm also applying to residency in a little over 15 days so I'm feeling a bit melancholy. Rehashing old memories of my childhood, my life that has shaped the woman/mom that I am and the doctor I am about to become. As the day that will determine the rest of my professional life approaches I am afraid of what the future holds and of rejection. I am sad as my life as a student is ending and I shall miss it. I am happy as my life as a student is ending! I am excited to start making a difference. I am anxious about the uncertainty. But mostly I am so proud of myself and my family for loving me and supporting me and never letting me stop dreaming.