The more I think about it and the more people ask me how residency is going, I realize that I have it good. I like my fellow residents. I like the hospital. I like the attendings. I like the patients. Seriously, intern year isn't as bad as I thought it would be. This could mean 1 of three things:
- That I haven't hit the worst part of it - which I fear may be the true choice. I hear that it gets much worse. And truthfully, I'm only 3 months into it - I don't know if the whole "new-ness" of it has worn off yet.
- That I had really low expectations of residency when I started. I thought I wouldn't have a life at all, but so far, I have managed to go camping, make several trips up to San Francisco (and even on a worknight!), and go home a good amount.
- That it really is this good. I'm an optimist, so I hope that this is the right answer.