Work has been steady. I'm on the Consult service this month, stomping out gynecologic emergencies left and right.
After the election we have all been in kind of a funk; so much that is like palpable. This all means so many things to me as a Black woman, as a wife, mother, sister to Black men and a daughter, and as an OBGYN. I have been thinking of the words to express the uncertainty of it all. I feel them coming in the weeks to follow...my heart hurts too much to speak on it right now.
|My babies will know how special they are, no matter what the world tells them...|
Last weekend we hit the road late Friday night to make it to my brother's Senior Day football game. I kind of alluded to this in my last post, but my baby bro had a terrible injury last month during a game. Thank God it is recoverable, but for him as a senior who was killing it, it was heartbreaking to see his dreams on hold for something out of his control. He worked so hard the last four years. And that is why despite his injury, it was so important for us all to be there to celebrate him. I'm so proud of his resilience.
Last week Natey had his first "Culmination" of the year. It is when his class hosts the parents one morning to see all of the wonderful work they have been doing with their unit. This first unit was about critters and nature. Nate's personal project was a look at the life cycle of the praying mantis. His class caught one in their garden and had been taking care of it in the classroom. For part of his "research" Nate got to bring it home for a weekend. That thing is cool, but to say it gave me the heeby jeebies (medical term) is an understatement. And then the thing had the audacity to lay an "egg sac" one night in her terrarium. As an OB, that's cute and all, but I had dreams of little mantises all over our house. Luckily, it was right around the time she was due to go back to school....
Anyway, he did great! It's always a bummer that they have these things from 8-10am during the work week. Maybe when I am not a resident my schedule will allow for scheduling in mid-morning programs, but in our two years at his school, I have only been able to make one, when I was on nights :sigh: Thankfully, Nate is always there to stand in the gap, and takes awesome pictures.
|My little scholar...|
I decided that since 2017 is going to be a milestone year for me professionally and personally, I want to level up in my life. I need more Jesus, more intention in my day to day life, more long term goal planning, and more wellness.
Recent initiatives include:
- Stocking up on on sermon and self-improvement podcasts for daily listening
- Making a list of audio books to finish
- Printing calendars on calendars to visually coordinate our family schedules
- Fine tuning my lists
- Kicking off my #30by30 campaign - I want to lose 30 pounds by age 30....totally do-able right? I have like 9 months...
Last week Nate and I took our before pictures and started T25. I also have committed to actually eating better and signed up for a "No Excuses November" Beachbody challenge organized by an ER doc who is killing it while working full time...
OK, that's enough for now. Hope you all are well and staying warm!