Anyway, posting about what happened with Boards was hard and humiliating. It was also a good test of how fast the gossip train travels at my medical school. Time from posting to someone in my class calling or texting me to inquire? Approximately 8 hours. Well done, stalkerish people of my med. school! You may not find me worthy to talk to in person, but at least I’m well known enough to still be spoken of. I’m flattered, I think.
Anyway, I digress.
In the midst of all of this, I’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of internet support that I’ve gotten. There were so many comments just sending happy thoughts, vibes, or prayers and the emails…oh my goodness, you guys, THE EMAILS!
You people are freaking amazing. Also, it seems that a good proportion of you doctor types have also failed your Boards. It’s good to know that I’m not an anomaly, because let me tell you, before I posted my last blog entry, I knew NO ONE who had ever failed their Boards. I felt lost in very lonely, isolating place. So, thank you for being brave enough to share your stories, advice, and resources. It means more than you know.
And, for you real life Washingtonians? I feel so unworthy of your love. Here I am, being a total hermit and anti-socialite for the past year and when shit starts hitting the proverbial fan, what do you do? You ask what I’m doing on Thursday night, because you want to take me to dinner. You force homemade comfort foods upon me and text every day to make sure I’m OK. You organize a champagne brunch at a fancy hotel in the city, then email me to say that it’s your treat.
The last one is courtesy of the ladies at Doing the District and you guys, the last time I saw them before their One at One party this month was like, MONTHS before. And I cancelled a million times on them this summer. And acted all weird and antisocial because I was chained to UWorld. And when it was all over, not only are they there to offer support, but Katie goes and ORGANIZES A FREAKING BRUNCH. It is seriously one of the most touching displays of loyalty, generosity, and friendship that I’ve ever experienced. So, please go follow their blog. They are in the know when it comes to all things DC and beyond that, are amazing, thoughtful, wonderful women.
Rock on, internet friends. You’re good people.