Each big new phase of my life starts off with me moving to a new city, where new horizons lie. New opportunities, new friends to be made, new adventures - and usually a new niche for me to carve my name onto. From home in Malaysia, a developing country- to Australia, then to Canada then to the Big Apple for 3 fun months, followed by the Windy City and now DC.
For me, there's nothing more therapeutic and comforting to my soul, than doing what I love. I am one of the few lucky ones who truly loves her job and her responsibilities at work.
The past week has been difficult, but that has been downplayed thankfully as my parents flew in to help me with my transition for this big move.
As I'm left here on my own to think in my solitude about what lies ahead for me, and what I may be leaving behind, there's a strong feeling of melancholy. Because a part of my heart is somewhere else. But I know I have many things on my plate now, big things in my career that I need to focus on: my internal medicine boards looming on Aug 13, and getting a solid headstart into my fellowship.
I know one thing is for sure, I can always always count on my passion to keep me going. And for that, I am so eternally grateful -to even be here, is a privilege.
Off to my second week of work at Georgetown Hospital, the fancy Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center :)