As a little girl I dreamt of becoming a doctor, a surgeon actually.
Perhaps, Trapper John MD might have had a little influence on my desire.
Do you remember that tv show?
I was in love with it growing up.
Sometimes as life goes though, another path finds us.
It's neither good nor bad, it's just life.
A certain path found me.
I became a wife and a mother.
Things that I wouldn't change for the world.
I love being a mom.
It's a busy non stop job, but as you see your children grow, mature and become individuals,
it makes your heart so full.
I've come to the point now where my children are grown enough that they don't need me
24/7 for all the things they did when they were little.
While I may be a little old to start becoming a surgeon at my age,
I'm certainly not to old to follow through on a dream.
An opportunity presented itself earlier this year for me to test and interview for a surgical tech program.
I figured why not give it a go.
I got accepted!!
I was in disbelief when the letter came in the mail,
super excited but a little in shock.
This has been an emotional week as I said goodbye to my job with our local school district
where I've worked for many years.
Saying goodbye to coworkers you've seen everyday for years was an odd feeling.
Those final hugs from my little munchkins, even harder.
Though bittersweet, I know that great things are to come.
I will be in school full time for the next year, and then there will be clinicals.
I'm sure my brain power is going to be tested to it's max as we study;
anatomy, micro biology and pharmacology.
We need to learn over 400 types of instruments that are used in the operating room!
When the surgeon says "scalpel", you sure as heck better know what he's talking about!!
I won't be having too many complicated recipes to share here as my nose
will likely be buried in a medical textbook instead of a recipe book!
As I settle into a routine of school, homework and my regular family life,
my posts might be a little few and far between, but I'll still be around.
I'm excited to start this new chapter.
I hope that you'll follow along on the journey with me.