We have one exam left for pathology. And it happens to be on my 25th birthday!!! In conversation, Alex reminded me: “Didn’t you have a 25 before 25 list somewhere?” Yes, I did… Maybe I was a little too ambitious. ;)
As we’re chatting, we’re both very conscious of time. I know I’m glancing at my watch to make sure I don’t go over my allotted break of 15 minutes. Alex has her USMLE Step 1 for med school mid-June and me my final pathology exam aka the last shebang to end the didactic portion of my dental education.
Past two years: studying everywhere. All the time.
Like when Sharon was waiting for her surgery & we were reviewing Perio for our exam until the moment she got wheeled in… (we also watched the Dark Horse music video in the room before going downstairs & it was so bizarre/funny/regal.)
In a way, finishing up Pathology & turning 25 will be a huge life milestone. I keep joking that I’m turning 30 (“round it up and I’m 30!!”). It hasn’t hit me that I’m going to be twenty-five. My current life is not how I envisioned myself at 25. For one, I genuinely thought I would have two publications in Nature & be teaching an undergraduate cell biology class in heels. Instead I have this:
And I love my life just the way it is. Seeing dear fourth years graduate has been bittersweet but ohmygosh, I’m going to be there one day!