It got me

by Christina on May 12, 2013

“Residency got you,” a friend wrote to me over email, reflecting on the recent silence on my blog.

Ahh, it’s true! Residency has got me.

I’m feeling hopeful though: 1) I just got my schedule for the coming year and it’s looking pretty great compared to the past two years, and 2) I have vacation coming up and am heading back to Costa Rica for friend-family-rest-reading-beach-yoga-surf time… Costa Rica has a way of restoring me and I am way overdue for a visit.

I’ve been working a lot of night shifts lately, but they’re getting easier. Maybe part of it is that I feel slightly more competent — making it all much more fun and rewarding, even if I am bleary eyed in the middle of the night.

It’s really hard not to lose oneself in residency, but here a few things making me feel maybe like it hasn’t completely got me yet:

  • Midnight yoga in the call room. Our call rooms are pretty sparse but work surprisingly well for a makeshift yoga space.
adjustable thermostat! yoga mat?


  • Things I’m reading when not at work:
  • My herbs. They’re still alive!
  • Running. Waking up from my post-night slumber and running in the warm afternoon sun, starting to build up to the SF half marathon which I’m thinking of actually running this year.
  • Pulling out my massive whiteboard to brainstorm what the future might hold.
  • Post-call dreamy days watching Downton Abbey.
  • Bonfire on the beach. Something I’ve wanted to do ever since moving here and it finally happened (windy and cold but so fun).

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Sara June 14, 2013 at 3:50 am

Thanks for your inspiration of midnight yoga practice in the call room. I have gotten caught up in the idea that there is a ‘perfect’ practice time and could never drag myself out of bed for it. Tonight I practiced after work at 8 pm. WAY AWESOME, because I actually had a full practice for the first time in a long time. Keep it up.


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