The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.: I'm Baaaaaack!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

I'm Baaaaaack!!!

Well hello strangers ;-)

I did it!!!
Me Leaving My Exam
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As planned, last Thursday I sat for my USMLE Step 1 Licensure Exam. After 6 weeks of what seemed like incessant studying, it all came down to 322 questions on an 8 hour computer-based test. I was one of the few remaining of my classmates to take mine. Since technically third year started on June 11th, the majority of everyone took their exam before then. I, on the other hand, decided to forgo my vacation month and use the extra time to study. And I am so thankful it all worked out the way it did because, although this time was just about studying all day, every day, there was plenty more going on that I was not going to miss because of it (i.e. two of my brothers graduated this year!!! SO PROUD!!).

Leaving my exam I had mixed emotions. It was definitely exhausting and challenging, but I also felt prepared. I don't think I would have changed a thing about how I studied. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU so much to everyone who prayed for me and kept me in your thoughts this spring/summer. I got emotional numerous times while receiving all the texts, calls, tweets, and instagram comments of encouragement that poured in rooting for me. Every expression of support helped to keep me motivated more than you know.  There was definitely a peace within me throughout that day. Despite the adrenaline rush, my mind was clearly and my anxiety was low - I have no doubt that it was because of all the prayers that went up for me. Words cannot express my deepest and sincerest gratitude. Now the waiting game begins. I should have my score back in about 4 weeks!!!

Nate spent at least 4 of my 6 weeks of studying visiting with his grandmas + extended family. I know things would not have gone as smoothly had I not had everyone around me more-than-willing to pick up the slack. It's such a blessing to know that your child is being taken care of by people who will love him and keep him safe when you can't be there. Now for some special shout outs because, it takes a village to raise a kid...and send his mommy to med school.


THANK YOU TO....

My mom bka Natey's "Lita": You were my very first supporter and you never stopped supporting my dreams. You let me call you to freak out, but never let me forget how far I have come and how far God will continue to take me. 

My mother-in-law bka Natey's "Maimeo": From day one you have been there when we called and sometimes without us having to ask. Thank you for all your love and support!

FaceTime catch up session while Natey was in Southfield 
My dad bka Natey's Grampy: Thanks for checking in on me and all the advice, it's so cool to talk to you about doctor stuff now and actually know what I'm talking about haha!

Natey's cousins, Aunties, and Uncles: Nate had a blast spending time with each of you this summer, and we are so thankful to have such wonderful people like you in our lives. Hopefully we can be a blessing to you all like you have been to us.

And saving the best for last...

My Man: I love you so much and our son thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread ;-) It goes without saying that our life is crazy, draining, emotional, and TOUGH. Not many men would be comfortable handing business at home (on top of a full time job) while their wife is pursuing her dreams, but you have let me fly and that is a gift for which I will continue to be grateful.
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I'm so happy to be off my blogging/social media hiatus! However, I think that prior to shutting most of everything down in April, it did get a little out of hand, and honestly, I enjoyed not being bothered with it - Facebook especially lol...  Needless to say, some changes are here to stay :-)

Well, I am off to enjoy my week of blissful vacation! :read going to get back in bed because I can:

So happy to be back and can't wait to blog about third year! xoxo


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