Thursday, October 18, 2007

Turning the Corner

I'm roundin' it, homes. It's invigorating. I'm reading up on a neuro-muscular disease for a presentation tomorrow for my neonatal intensive care rotation (NICU for all my medical friends), and I'm loving it. I don' think it can be credited solely to the fact that I had coffee earlier, either. I seriously am enthralled.

This week has been very interesting. The amount of assignments and the weight of my workload has only increased. Very few items have been completed and removed from the To-do list. But after freaking out and asking for much prayer from friends and family...something's changed.

Being at the hospital ~ 12 hours Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday was not that bad. I even worked on some stuff before I went to bed as well. For my other friends doing a residency and especially those doing their medical residency, I probably sound like a lightweight. But for me, this is huge. I'm very selfish with my time, and I have expectations as to how long I think it should take me to complete assignments. Plus, I've never let one thing (job, school, etc.) completely monopolize my life. Call it a weakness, lack of discipline, whatever you want. But I'm not sorry for it.

However, now there's a new motivation. I truly want to know. I want to grow as a practitioner. Sometimes I truly don't mind putting it extra time, coming up with my own little assignments to consolidate what I'm learning, or provide myself a quick reference in the future. God is truly affirming where I am, what I'm doing, and why He's brought me down this path.

Once again, story of my life: I am blown away by the evidence of His faithfulness. He is truly validating Psalm 37:4 by putting in my heart the desires that it should have in order for me to live my life to the fullest (John 10:10). And I'm delighted in Him.


Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that you're enjoying your job or your field and enjoying learning more about it.You sounded really good when we talked the other night, I can usually tell in your voice.That always makes me feel better when you sound happy.
Love you lots,

Anonymous said...

i mean...i think i've only beat lecia on here one time...she's a lauren blog nazi!!! just kidding...anyway, i'm glad that you are interested in what you are learning about currently. enjoying what you do really makes a huge difference. that's not to say there won't be difficult times, but atleast you feel like it is always worthwhile. take care of yourself webber and i'll talk to you the way, pretty sure it wasn't a blood clot in my leg. the knot has gone down to almost nothing, so my guess was inflammation or infection!