In my last post I referred to some big news around these parts. It's in the category of life plans. Last Monday I started my first Plastic Surgery rotation of fourth year. For the past 12 months I have wanted to be a Plastic Surgeon... I set up all of my electives, found a research project, and was working towards this goal. Last Monday when I started my rotation I should have been over the moon but I just... wasn't. There was just this overwhelming sense of "I'm not supposed to be here", and for me, anytime I have such a strong feeling about something, I believe that's God telling me something. I had a sudden realization this wasn't what I want to do with my life and I would be so so so much happier being a family doctor and getting to see these faces every day. These two make me the happiest.
I feel happier than I have felt all year. I just have this huge sense of relief and a weight off my shoulders. When I'm working I'll still be able to be an assist in the OR and remove lumps and bumps which I realized is the part of Plastic Surgery I like best - and it translates to family medicine. And I can live life with hubby, travel, decorate, make art, have doggies... I can have it all! Phew! Thankfully I figured it out now. Who wouldn't want more time with those faces, anyway? So that's the big news. It's pretty huge in our world - it's going to create a very different life for us and we're very excited about it!