Thursday, December 15, 2011

Babies! part 2

Reading the Mothers in Medicine post  Ob/Gyn: Helping to expand families at the cost of your own? while continuing to think about my ticking biological clock, I can't help but wonder if I should simply choose career.  Rather than hoping and praying that I'll settle down and have a loving family, strong career, and house with a white picket fence; maybe I should just through all that energy spent fantasizing about my future completely and totally into medicine. 

Somehow, while studying for my surgery shelf exam today, I found myself googling images of gluten free vegan wedding cakes.  Not sure how I ended up there...  [No, I'm not getting married anytime soon.]  I've also spent a bit of time on ravelry looking at baby knitting patterns.  Those moments would probably [absolutely] be better spent doing an extra practice question or two.

It is still early enough that I can save myself from the inevitable future that

1 comment:

Solitary Diner said...

Everyone is allowed to whine at times (or if not, I should take down my most recent blog post). As tempting as it is sometimes to just fully immerse oneself in medicine, I think it leads to a lot of misery in the long run. I've learned over time that as much as I love my work and am committed to it, it's my family and my life outside of work that most contributes to my happiness and fuels my soul. If marriage/babies are important to you, don't sacrifice them to medicine, or you'll always be resentful of what you have to sacrifice for your career.

Also, if the States hasn't yet caught up legally with Canada by the time you get married, my country would welcome you and your fiance with open arms. I hear that Niagra Falls is a popular honeymoon spot.