March 17, 2010

ahhhh it feels so good to be done with that talk! i was lucky enough to get the rest of the day off yesterday (!); i spent it cleaning the house and just generally basking in the glow of not having a huge deadline looming over my head.

of course, there are plenty of stress-inducing projects waiting in the wings to replace that of my talk:

☑ prepping for peds boards
☑ quality improvement project (although this isn’t too bad)
☑ working on research proposals for fellowship

not to mention the actual huge transition TO fellowship, which is starting to actually appear as a little glimmer on life’s horizon. i’m completely thrilled at the prospect of starting to focus on peds endocrinology — i love it, and it’s what i want to do with the rest of my career! but like with anything else, there will be an enormous learning curve, and for the first time in 3 years i’ll be starting somewhere near the bottom.

with all that said, i am not trying to say that my life is stressful than anyone else’s! in fact, things are really not so bad right now. i have so many fun things planned over the next few months (seeing friends, vacation, etc). i have just two ‘hardcore’ months of residency left!!

i guess what i’m trying to say is that there’s always going to be something new to deal with. honestly, i would someday LOVE to find a way to make these things seem less catastrophic and disruptive. breaking the project up into more manageable steps helped a little, but despite my best intentions i’m still not great at doing things ahead of time.

something else to work on, i suppose.

to anyone who would like to believe that homework, projects, and tests stop when ‘school’ is over: HA. really, i can’t even imagine a job or station in life that doesn’t have these things, at least in some form.

mark your calendars, monsters

YES: she’s coming. here! hopefully i will be there as well!



workout: 6 miles, with 2 at tempo in the middle (i was burning off some pre-talk steam!

miles 1 and 2 average 8:37/mi
miles 3 and 4 (tempo) average 7:36/mi
miles 5 and 6 average 8:57/mi

in the kitchen: cooking light strikes again!

super-easy recipe for chicken curry, which i modified a bit by adding green beans and peanuts (i’ve decided everything is better with peanuts on top). served with whole grain udon noodles for sort of a thai-style meal.

reading: ummmmm no. but for those requested, i’ll post a recap of the high points of my presentation tomorrow!


  • Reply haya March 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

    yay!!! getting huge things off your plate is sooooo satisfying, especially when they've been causing such stress. enjoy that glow.

  • Reply Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    congrats again on being done with the talk and hooray that fellowship in on the horizon!

    i keep telling myself that after this semester, this year, etc life will get less stressful and HA to that like you said 🙂

    i need to become better at letting those changes not affect me so much. since you've been having more changes (like with residency and the like) do you have any tips for rolling with the punches?

  • Reply Chelsea March 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Congrats on finishing your talk. I bet it felt great to blow off some steam afterwards doing anything other than stress about it.

  • Reply Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations Sarah!
    BUT do you see what you did there? Immediately after typing how good it was to have the weight of your talk lifted off your shoulders you looked toward the future stress inducing events ahead. That's a bad habit that I'm completely guilty of myself and a hard habit to break. Enjoy the moment, k?
    🙂 Lisa M

  • Reply Meg @ Be Fit Be Full March 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Glad your presentation went well and is over with! Looking forward to reading the highlights 🙂 I really need to start coming to your blog for recipes more. You dinners always look so GOOD!

  • Reply Jess March 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Hooray! Glad that weight is off your shoulders. Dinner looks awesome. I'm on a huge curry/Asian flavor kick.

  • Reply Susannah March 18, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Congrats on finishing your presentation, looking forward to the recap!

  • Reply atilla March 18, 2010 at 12:53 am

    try raisons with curry

  • Reply atilla March 18, 2010 at 12:54 am

    try raisons with your curry

  • Reply Anonymous March 19, 2010 at 5:31 am

    that chicken curry looks faaaaabulous!!!

    happy Fridayyyy !

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