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Friday, June 24, 2011
Last week was a blast! It was a celebratory weekend!
Dinner at Socca with my work friends. Rihanna's concert at United Center. CSO. Chinglish play at Goodman Theatre. Day out by the beach. Dinner by the lake with an amazing view of the city in the nightlights. Mocha and Macaroon date after bumping into Beth near the park. Mexican dinner with Chai Ling at De Cero. Frozen yogurt and a stroll down the riverwalk with Pat :)
Life is wonderful :) despite nursing a viral pesky persistent cough ;)
It's a dream come true.
I got my first choice to train for heme/onc: at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC :)
Couldn't have done it without my family and friends' support. Especially my family who have been there throughout it all- always by my side and with me. I love you all.
Thank you to everyone who have had faith in me including my attendings, and thank you especially to my mentors who have been my inspiration and source of strength and guidance.
I've got a ton of congratulatory messages- it turns out everyone at work knew about it, I don't know how- but I can't help but feel so touched and so so blessed. I'd like to think I'm really lucky, and my ancestors helped bless me :) (heehe!) Dr Leslie wrote to me in a really warm sweet message saying it was all from my own hard work- but I couldn't have done it if not for the people behind me.
It's going to be an exciting journey. Starting out at such a renowned cancer center to be trained, I am raring to learn as much as I can, and be as best as I can be. One more year in CHicago to make my mark, and have fun along the way.
I've met amazing people along my interview trail, who's sparked so much more in me: brilliant people I would have never encountered if not for the interviews, people who have come from so far, are astoundingly bright, accomplished and driven (just like me) who have inspired ambition, humility and integrity in me. I have learnt so much from all these people, who not only taught me about life, about our responsibilities as physicians to our patients but also about myself- and how far we can all go if we truly set our hearts onto our goals and aim high. We are here for one thing in common- to serve. And I can't wait!
It's been such a thrilling whirlwind of a ride. And it will only get better :)
Onto living carpe diem' :)
I still can't believe it- I'm living out my dream- my family was on skype with me, I didn't have the guts to pull up the match results (also my second sister had been the one who had looked up my previous USMLE results (both 99s!) and so I thought we should continue that! ;)) --- and now, this: MY VERY TOP CHOICE.
My heart and soul's on fire. I will continue striving :)
Thank you once again to all who've had faith and belief in me. I'm truly touched and thankful.
Lots of love,