I must say that I was really touched by the response to my last post. Touched and intrigued. Appreciative as well.
Oh and I laughed too, which is always enjoyable.
So, the lessons that I have learned based on the last comments section;
-babies (and triathlons) can be overrated, and I'll still be able to do those things later if I really want to
-the first month of an EM residency can involve brewing alcohol, hiking and running
-other people think it is normal to have blog-friends (people you may or may not ever meet)
-people with no formal training in English (ertwro) who live in Columbia can send beautifully written comments, relate to this crazy journey, and give such stellar analogies to blogging, "it's like being naked on a deserted beach, shouting, "look! I'm body painted!', it's kind of nakedness". Love it.
-this IS a community, not just in my own mind
-SYRACUSE! =) There is a person in Syracuse. And she *also* has a partner who may or may not appreciate the gory stories from work. Tobie is actually very good at putting up with my rambles but there is something to say about being able to vent without having to explain what one is
-that maybe I should not be so worried about how it is all received and just go with it
-people who I read/respect think I am worth reading--truly the ultimate compliment
-Grumpy's children may kill him later when they read his blog as adults
-other nurse-to-doctors-to-be are struggling with the same questions and frustrations I went through (and am going through)
-apparently my name comes up in conversation (and old acquaintances follow my blog)! (Does everyone else assume that they are never interesting enough to come up in conversation?? hahahah)
-there are people in cyper space rooting for me--ok that is such a crazy and beautiful thing to wrap my head around...if there is anything to the power of prayer than *surely* there is something to the power of "rooting!" Sweet. Believe me, I appreciate it, and draw on that.
-people actually look forward to my next post!
I have to be honest, I have been mulling around many posts the last few days but was so enjoying the comments and emails that were rolling in that I didn't want to start stacking on top--just yet. Now my ego has gotten larger than it should, and I have probably done enough of a love-in, so I will resume regular ranting and whining.
And all this, just over two years from the inaugural post...what a strange long trip it's (already) been.