Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

29May/09Off

The Move

It's a bittersweet thing, moving away from your friends and your life of the last 4 years. More bitter than sweet, because it's easy to reminisce about the good times you've lost than the good times you'll have. I said goodbye to a lot of friends tonight, and it's hard to avoid the "lasts" that inevitably crop up; the last time I'll pop down to No Anchovies for a quick slice; the last night I'll spend in this room; the last time I will hug and laugh with many of my friends.

It's fitting, I suppose, that scavenging through the fridge for one last beer before I tuck in, the only one left is my favorite local microbrew. Maybe not the last time I'll have this beer, but certainly the last for a while. I savor the taste as the malt and carbonation slowly wind down my throat.

I'll truly miss this town. I grew up here - a quick jaunt out to Pennsylvania for college - but I've been a local most of my life. I hated it here in high school (who doesn't?) but medical school has been wonderful. Fantastic friends, easy weather, great food, wonderful teachers, good life.

It's time to leave, though. Time to spread my wings at least one more time, tear myself out of my comfort zone, and start life anew. This time I'll be asked to do things that are far beyond my abilities. I'll make mistakes, struggle, laugh, cry, learn, and still come out the other side better, wiser, and happier - as I am now after 4 years of medical school. I can't wait for the future, but I will cherish the past.

To all my friends, my family, and my town, I will miss you dearly. Please come visit. You'll forever be in my heart.

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  1. Best of luck! It shall definitely be tough, so hang in there. :)

  2. I haven’t said congrats yet, so…. Congrats!

    The “Like a Doc” video was hilarious.

    I just stumbled across a review for a book I plan on ordering, maybe you have heard of it (it has been around for YEARS) or read it… “House of God” ..just might be the right book at the right time for you.

  3. Congratulations and all the best for the coming years!!
    New to your blog. Loved the posts. Good work! 😀


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