"I was put here for a reason, I was born into this world.
And I'm living and I'm believing that I was meant to be this girl."
My new boss is like a strict fatherly figure to me.
He is very well-known in the hospital. A fierce figure, but someone well respected for his brilliance and you must go by his rules when you are in the CCU- the cardiac unit.
He has become fond of me, my senior tells me. I am, the baby in the group- and thanks to my senior, who exposed this on the very first day this new boss stepped foot into our conference room. In the beginning, I thought he was picking on me. He was never mean, or disrespectful or condescending. He just expected more from me. I have to admit, he put me back on my feet. I bucked up, worked much harder, woke up that much earlier (5am to be exact!) and read up on all my patients over the weekend.
Just so he would be satisfied.
I guess, it paid off.
He loves calling my name 'Sueyi!' SUEYI!' he'll blast. In that very fatherly like stern tone.
But he's a barrel of laughs. Also it seems to my senior and a few colleagues, they seem to derive satisfaction from poking fun at me of the fact that he calls me from afar and goes 'SUEYI' and then proceeds to 'pimp' me or correct me at something so trivial. It is funny, come to think of it. Because I get his attention and he keeps on calling my name.
Today, post-call, he shouted from the end of the hallway to me whilst Gerome was standing beside him,' Good job you two. Good job Sueyi!'
Inside, I was brimming :)
He was impressed earlier today; 'Wow. You've improved so much-in just a week'.
T'was indeed a fun day.
Post-call; Gerome and I met up with Roselyn, Patrick and Fareed for lunch at Kuma's Corner- bring on the heart-attack inducing BURGERS! and criss-cross deep-fried fries :)
And then, onto DQ's for ice-cream.
And food coma. I need to sleep now
Im happy and I'm glad I have attendings like that who expect from me. Because they know Im capable of more. I guess he picked on me at the beginning because he knew I was better. and he saw that in me. And he pushed me to reached that potential, and to expect more from myself.
I did just that. And I should continue striving.
Lots of love