Tuesday, June 17, 2014


     May 29th, 2014.  The day I have inadvertently been waiting for since before I can even remember.  It still feels surreal.  I have worked SO hard to get where I am now.  I have sacrificed so much: mentally, emotionally, personally.  I had to introduce myself as Dr. D for the first time the other day, and it felt so wrong.  As long as I've been waiting for this moment, and it can't possibly be here yet, right?!  
     Graduation week was a blur.  Got to spend a lot of time with family and friends, which was lovely.  Said goodbye to a lot of amazing friends that I've made over the past four years, which was bittersweet.    

My mentor and IDOL!

Yes, they played a Beyonce video at my graduation (I was here). It was fantastic.

Gyno Girl friends 

B and I

Saturday, June 14, 2014

So long, Volvo

     In preparation for our move across the country, a few weeks ago I sold my Volvo.  It would have cost more to ship it than the car was even worth, and I'm honestly not sure if it would have survived the trip if I drove it.  So we just drove B's car across the country, and for now I'm carless.  Luckily, it's easy enough to get around Philly without a car.  When I started orientation a few days ago (yes, there are many posts I am behind on) I wasn't sure whether I'd prefer to walk, bike, subway, bus or drive to work.  Driving is pretty much out because I don't have a car yet, and it's $200/month to park.  Subway is sorta out since it doesn't operate early enough for me some days.  Biking is doable, but somewhat dangerous on the city streets.  Walking is a great option, but takes 40 min each way and I get all sweaty.  Soooo... I tried taking the bus, and I think I found a winner!  Not only does it pretty much go straight from my house to the hospital, it takes half the time of walking. 

     Also, B got a tattoo to commemorate achieving our milestone in our journey in medicine.  I think it's pretty cool.  

I think he enjoyed it a little too much

My friend A came with us and got one too!