Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year

Figured I'd squeeze in one last post before 2010. This has been a year of change, too many to write about 15 minutes before I leave for work. But it's been a wonderful year and I cherish the experiences and lessons learned.

Yesterday, I shadowed one of the doctors who was working with a cancer patient who was barely out of their teens. I then learned of the passing of another patient, one I had met with briefly earlier this month. I looked in my notebook and saw the treatment plan ideas we had for him at our next meeting, which was to be the first Tuesday of the new year. I erased his initials that were penciled in my calendar.

This morning I got out of bed after lingering a half hour more in my super soft fleece sheets, played with the dog in the freshly fallen snow, laughed as I built a snowman in the front yard at 5AM, then slowly savored a cup of coffee while checking email.

You know what I'm saying. Linger. Play. Laugh. Savor life.

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year.