I'm typing this on my ipad with the bluetooth keyboard in the Kensington Pro 2 case. Pretty awesome, I have to say but of course I'll have to buy everything all over again when they upgrade to a new model.
So now that I haven't blogged in forever, I'll catch up. This week has been an EPIC WEEK! Someone rightly pointed out that I need to buy a lottery ticket to make my luck in 3's. I passed my EM written boards, I got a job offer at a prestigious place where I really want to be and where I will continue learning an incredible amount, so things have really started well so far. I can't believe how lucky I am sometimes (stable job, employment with good benefits, little debt, etc.)
Fellowship so far has gone well. I don't think I'm making as much of it as I could, but there definitely doesn't seem to be too much time! I'm much more comfortable in ultrasound use than I was when graduating, and although I still have nervous energy going into critical care shifts, I've had some great days as an attending and watched some great days that my friends have had too. I don't think (I hope) I've made major mistakes yet, and I've definitely learned things I could do better but my management has not resulted in disastrous consequences. I feel my confidence growing but am fortunate to be in a specialty where you can never get complacent. I still have some growing to do, but it will come. It's great to be in a very laid back but intellectual environment. Time to put the burners on!
Having more free time is great too. I've gotten to go to NYC a couple times for shows. Friends of mine visited and got a glorious few days on Fire Island this summer before we got kicked off for the hurricane. Went to London / Dublin just before Christmas and felt I never wanted to leave. Worked my ass off (9 shifts in 8 days) over Christmas and survived and also made some good moonlighting money. And now is now - we're going to Puerto Rico, Phoenix, Chicago and maybe I'll be able to swing another Dublin trip for a conference. Maybe Florida? and Australia in December? So far so good :).