The first year of medical school if over. In the title I said I can get my life back but now that I think about it medicine is my life now, although I will not let it consume my life or be the only thing in my life. I am so blessed and happy to have my family who keeps me grounded and in touch with the "real world."
My brother, Adam, just told my mom that the dog, Bridget, needed a friend. I just tried to convince her to go right now to the humane society and get a puppy. I was shot down. Anyway just an example of how I sometimes don't live in the real world.