GetMeOuttaThisMess Posted August 26, 2018 Share Posted August 26, 2018 I was blessed with the opportunity last evening of spending four hours with an old classmate and his wife while playing catch up as to the goings on over the past 35 years. Realization number 1, it's been a fast 35 years Realization number 2, we tend to lose touch with others that we'd like to stay close to as the years fade past Realization number 3, It's never too late to send a letter or a card just to say "hello" and let them know that you're thinking of them (I found them via a county property records online search) Realization number 4, just because you don't hear from them doesn't mean that they've forgotten about you and wonder how your life has gone as well Realization number 5, no matter how isolated we may feel on that workplace island, or how we believe that we're the only one who experiences xyz feelings at work, we are not experiencing or feeling anything that others haven't experienced as well Realization number 6, we all wish we could've known then what life has taught us through today Realization number 7, our professional generation is probably the last to be able to say that we created so many professional inroads for others to follow, i.e.-being the first IM/sub-specialty PA in a hospital, ED, or specialty practice, or as my friend had forgotten, he and I were the first to be allowed to take an ACLS course at our medical school/program. All these sound so basic and "What's the big deal?" today. Realization number 8, we have been truly blessed Take a moment to take a big breath and look around and take note of where you are in life. Be thankful that those whiny patients allow us an opportunity to try and help others, as well as provide for us a nice paycheck. I'm sorry that many of you have the student loan weight hanging from you. I don't think that many of us had that burden back then. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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