Sunday, May 18, 2014

last exam for path. turning 25.

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.)

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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!


  1. Make another list for 30 before 30!

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