Saturday, October 5, 2013

Livin and Lovin It

It has officially been a month since I started my residency training.  I have now adapted to a whole new morning routine which includes waking up early, having breakfast with my two boys, and my daily walk from the main building where I log in for our biometrics, to our own building located just beside the TB Pavilion.  I have also adjusted to going on 24 hours duty every 5 days, and sleeping alone in our residents quarters which I found out just recently that it used to be the operating room of the old hospital.  I guess that explains why there are tiles on the walls!  It can be creepy sometimes, but as long as I don't feel someone grabbing my foot I think I can manage...

I can't believe it has been a month!  Time really does fly when you enjoy what you are doing.  But working in our institution is not a walk in the park.  It's not easy to be hearing stories about how these patients suddenly changed their behavior, how a once loving son could suddenly turn violent towards his mother, or how a mother could do harm to her own child.  It takes a bucket of patience and a really big heart to be here, and I pray to the Lord each day to grant me the wisdom, the strength, the courage to help these patients and their families.

I still have a long way to go... but I am optimistic about what lies ahead of me.  I am living my life each and every day, hoping that somehow in my own little way I am able to make a difference to everyone I meet.  I am living each day looking forward to learning new things, and hopefully being able to share whatever it is I learn to those that would come after me.  I am living my life according to how I want to live it, not on how others expect my life to be.

We only have one life to live, so we might as well live it to the fullest.  Live a meaningful life and make sure you don't look back with any regrets.

Why limit yourself when there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered?

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