Yes, I know it’s been 2011 for almost a month. Sometimes life is a little crazy and it doesn’t allow you to reflect as properly as you should. A lot has happened in the last year of my life. Here are a few of the big events:
I finished up the interview trail about mid February. I went on seven interviews total, most on the west coast. Finishing interviews was a huge relief: all the hard work in the application process was done. Of course, then I had to wait to hear back from all those schools.
I stopped working as an ER Scribe at the end of March. This was bittersweet, I loved the job, but it was demanding in many ways. I was ready to move on to something else.
This happened in April as I travelled to Peru with my girlfriend. We spent about two months volunteering in Cusco and then explored the rest of the country for 3 weeks. Peru was awesome. Highlights: observing 20 births in the clinic we volunteered at, climbing to Machu Picchu at 5AM to catch the sunrise and surviving a grueling trail down into a crazy deep canyon to be rewarded with some incredible hot springs.
Upon returning to the states we celebrated my brother’s wedding. Go hermano! (And new hermana!)
While in Peru, I was fairly certain I would be attending Des Moines University for med school. This changed when I was accepted at Creighton a few weeks before school was to start, yikes! I chose Creighton and have loved it so far.
My girlfriend and I moved out to Omaha in August (Rachel is amazing!). I started orientation and then school. I proposed to Rachel in September and we decided to get married in December!
Five days after my Molecular and Cellular Biology final I married my best friend. It was the coolest wedding I’ve ever been to. : )
And that’s my brief recap of the year. I travelled around the country for interviews, quit my job, went to Peru, was accepted into medical school, moved to a new city to start medical school, proposed to my girlfriend and got married. Not a bad year!