I have been writing about time off lately. Time off is amazing.
Now that I am back in the swing of things, I am struck by how rushed my days are. Today, for example, I cannot really figure out when I will eat lunch.
I am up now, and will do my tempo run in a few minutes. From there, there will be mad dash to get ready and drive the kids to school (2 drop offs – but it’s Annabel’s last day at her school so I can at least celebrate not having to deal with that blasted car line probably ever again!).
I will likely arrive at work at ~8:25 (if lucky). I have patients (in person) from 8:30 – 11 (meaning last patient at 11), tightly packed for my specialty. I did not finish yesterday’s notes (whoops). I will probably be more behind on notes by the time the day is done!
I also have a resident during this time which I do enjoy but it does hinder the flow a bit.
I have meeting (Webex) that was just “urgently” added that will take place somewhere between 11:30 – 12:30 pm. I am already concerned I will not be done with patients in time for said meeting.
I have CCC (big residency meeting where we look at evaluations/comments from all 24 residents) at 12:30 – 3 (on Webex).
I have another PD meeting at 3 (Webex).
I have an actual social event to attend at 5:30 pm that I will be driving to.
So like, margin. It sounds great in theory but where is it in my actual life? And how do I get it? I couldn’t have said no to the urgent midday meeting.
And when do I eat lunch?
I actually ENJOY pretty much all of those things. The run. The patients. Even THE MEETINGS. But I would enjoy them more if they were not so . . . back-to-back.
I recognize part of my problem is that I always want to do slightly more than I “should”. (But life seems so short and there are so many things I want to do!)
On that note, I will leave for my run so perhaps the morning can be a little bit less hectic.