That’s exactly what’s been going on in my life this week. My sister is literally on the verge of popping out my next nephew and I am dying to meet the little dude. Being in another state makes me all the more impatient because I’m sitting on the edge of my seat wondering when to book a flight or grab the Jer and hop in the car. I literally call or text my sister every day: “How are you feeling??? Any contractions??? WHEN IS THIS BABY COMING?!?!?!” Anytime she calls I answer the phone, “ARE YOU IN LABOR?” (although I’ve tried to stop this. It has to be annoying.) Every day I practically wake up with my fingers crossed that today will be the day. And then I pray that it would be, or that at least tomorrow would be. I’ve been thinking about and anticipating this so much that I think I’ll be in a state of disbelief when it happens for real. Wait, I’m sorry. My big sister is about to have a SON out in the world?! Jigga what? That’s actually happening?? Unbelievable. Can’t wait. Cannot wait.
Thank goodness I’ve had a busy week through all of this waiting. I started my residency this week instead of being on break like most of my classmates, due to the uncertainty of when I’ll travel to Minnesota + the Hong Kong trip we scheduled for the second week of the upcoming term. I spent Monday and Tuesday at a Cardiology clinic, and Wednesday Thursday at an urgent care. Mostly its odd to be in clinic for four full workdays in a row. It’s also kind of awesome. I love my life as a student–and I’ll be very sad to give it up come August–but its exciting to practice a bit of what life as a working NP really feels like. I am pleasantly surprised at what a great fit FNP work in primary care continues to be for me. I sort of laugh-cringe when I think back on my 22-year-old self who was convinced I had no interest in ever touching primary care with a ten foot pole. This is not the first time in my life I can say that if you had told me five years ago this is where I’d be now, I would have said YEAH RIGHT. I like when life is like that.
Well I don’t have much else to say. Just had to get some of my OH-MY-GOSH-WHEN-IS-THIS-BABY-COMING-PLEASE-HOW-ABOUT-RIGHT-NOW energy out, and figured I’d share a little bit of my week with you. Hope you are well! Xoxo.