Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I am standing at the end, at the beginning.

I never thought of my life beyond medical school. Sure, the "someday I'll have kids" stuff, but I never really gave true consideration to my life after today.

I have jumped off of some life-cliffs in my time. Times where I felt fear at taking that step, fear and exhilaration as if I was standing on the edge of a cliff. I always took that next step -- I always felt the free-fall before I landed into my new position/routine/school. Voluntarily. Because I had to. Jump off of the cliff to get to the goal: become a doctor. Everything was a step towards my goal. Every fall only temporary.

Weird how goals sometimes get reached.

Today I feel the breeze. My metaphorical hair is blowing but I don't feel the cliff. For the first time, I see before me a road and I am standing in the grass. All I have to do is step on.


  1. And there will be another step, and another, and another. This is the culmination of decisions made, hours spent, tests sweated, and trials mastered. Congratulations, you have done so well.

  2. Congrats, Leah!! It was nice to meet you at TasteCamp East :)

  3. congrats leah, I am sure it was a long road! Cheers

  4. Congrats, Leah! Huge accomplishment...good luck with the rest of your career!

    What a HUGE achievement!

    Tell Rob to bring over the good stuff tonight ;-)

    Congrats! Now...Doc, i have this pain in my side...


  6. Congratulations! Job well done! A huge accomplishment. Go celebrate and enjoy the years to come.

  7. Thanks, everyone! Now the trick is to avoid getting admitted to the hospital for the next few months...

    No, I'm serious. Give my class of new MD's time to get our sea-legs.


  8. Congratulations, Leah! What a great accomplishment!