What's that, you say? It's Labor Day and you're not reading blogs today?
I know this because like every good medical professional, I am at the hospital working. I also worked all this weekend, and was on call on Saturday.
I'm new to the clinical side of medicine, but already, I'm feeling the strain on my friendships. Non-medical friends just don't get why I have to go to bed at 9 p.m. on a Friday night, before Saturday call. They think that I'm blowing them off or that my schedule is really not as bad as I'm making it out to be.
Sometimes, it just feels like I'm just mediocre in the hospital (because I'm a dumb, baby med. student who knows nothing!) and inadequate outside of it. There's just not enough to go around. (And, I'm a single person with no husband or babies to care for! You mothers in medicine are ROCKSTARS.)
That's why I'm so thankful for blogging and for a community of people who get this whole career and lifestyle. I depend on you all for support, advice, and understanding. I get excited about blogging my news or daily activities and I treat my blog reading time as my reward at the end of the day, because it's so satisfying to be able to keep up with your lives too.
Anyway, I'm always psyched to find new medical blogs to read, so I hope you find some here today too!
Time to link up your medical/med life blog...
Here are the rules: