Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Last Times

2008 was always the Big One, that moment up ahead where I would finally get there. Where ‘there’ was, I didn’t actually know, but I knew it involved becoming a Real Doctor. It probably also involved weighing a stone less, being considerably blonder and a whole lot wittier. I think it maybe meant being grown up, what ever that is.

Well, it’s bloody gone and snuck up and arrived hasn’t it. Without warning, 2008 has burst into my life, and I’m not there. Not remotely there. I don’t feel anywhere near grown up (and I’m still carrying that extra stone. And the mousy hair. And I’m not very witty either. Bugger).

Suddenely, the slow inexorable march of the Last Times has begun. The last time singing with the medics choir at Christmas; the last time walking from home to see the lights in Bournville; the last time I’ll attend the Medschool carol concert.

Soon those last times will be tainted with excitement, pleasure even. The last time of introducing myself to a patient as a medical student; the last time I write my university exam number on the top of a paper; the last time I fill out a form as ‘Miss’…


There's a last time for everything, I guess.

3 comments:

Marysienka said...

I think what you lived during medschool was fun, but it will be even better in the next few years ;) Different, maybe a bit harder at first, but oh so cool at the same time! You've been waiting for that moment for a long time, and now it's there, just in front of you. Man I can't wait til it's my turn!

It was my last Christmas tour with the choir as well. I'm going to miss our weekly meetings... Well, I still have 4 months to go, so I better enjoy them :)

the little medic said...

WOW, that last paragraph gave me huge butterflies in the realisation that those things apply to me too. ARgghh, i'm nowhere near ready. Take me back to first year!

Anna said...

Marysienka, it will be your turn sooner than think! And I know you will be a whole lot better at the transition than I...

TLM - one of my parents friends asked me over the holidays 'how long til you qualify?' and I realised that 6 months is now the official answer...