This week has been filled with excitement for what 2013 will bring. I have been inspired by resolutions from friends, family members and fellow bloggers.
Medicine: a love story has motivated me to make my very own Medical Resolutions!
1. Enjoy the journey
When Doctor J started his residency we knew it was going to be challenging, but we said from the beginning we wanted to enjoy the journey. It was six prime years in our 20's and when it was over I would be (gasp) 30! We didn't want to live these six years with the mindset that we were waiting for them to be over. I would like to continue to make the most of the time I do get to spend with Doctor J and focus on the positives.
2. Learn why patience is a virtue
It can be challenging when you are waiting for someone to come home for dinner plans, and you don't hear from them until 2 hours after your dinner because they were in the operating room BUT...I vow to be more patient in 2013.
3. When the Doctor is away, it's okay to play
Often times when Doctor J is on call, I hold out hope that it will not be a crazy night for him. Since residency keeps him pretty busy, I like to try to be around when he is around. One of my tactics is to hang around when he is on call, but that usually leads to a party of 1. Sooo Doctor J, I love you, but when you are on call...I am going out!
4. Become fluent in Doctor Talk
I have spoken about Doctor Talk before in this post. It is a common occurrence when a group of Doctors get together and speak about complex medical issues that I can't even begin to understand. Now, I have started to pay attention! So ask me what a Craniofacial Surgery is, why don't ya?
5. Eye on the prize
Honestly I think one of the best things you when you are married to a doc is to stay focused and busy. This is a time that Doctor J is very focused on his career and I am putting the same focus towards mine. When not working it is important to stay busy with good friends and great activities. This makes it MUCH easier when your +1 is not around.