This week, the week of May 23, 2016, is what I’m considering to be my last week of residency. Technically, residency doesn’t end until June 30. But June is my self-study month. And doing some studying while laying outside in the hammock doesn’t really seem to qualify as work!
I don’t think I’ve fully processed the fact that its almost over. I mean, I’ve spent the last 11 years of my life looking forward to now (at least when I was awake enough to remind myself that training is temporary). Now that its almost here, its almost surreal. But once the shock wears off, and I’ve at least partially made up my chronic sleep deficit, I don’t think I’ll have any trouble finding ways to occupy my time! Looking for houses to buy (of the fixer-upper variety), traveling (trip #1: Italy and Spain), gathering with amazing friends and family for weddings and events… so many things to do! I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.
I may or may not continue blogging after residency. I enjoy blogging, but making myself presentable for pictures for the blog has become quite a chore! I can’t tell you the last time I cut and colored my hair (thank goodness for colored hair masks and texturizing sprays, which keep me looking almost presentable). I can’t image concentrating for long enough to decently paint my nails now-a-days. And I don’t think I’m even capable of doing any remotely complicated makeup (like anything beyond a shadow and mascara). I do still buy clothes fairly frequently. Probably 90% of what I buy is pre-owned, to minimize spending. I promised myself that when I’m more financially stable I can buy more retail items, like my wishlist travel bag and work to dinner dress. Perhaps when I get dressed on a regular basis I’ll feel differently about pictures and blogging. We’ll see!