Pictures of 2018

The last post I wrote was in August of 2018. That’s a long time to go without writing. It’s not that I didn’t write, it’s that the world got so busy that I didn’t update, and when I wanted to, I couldn’t think of what I wanted to write about. I’ve been baking, but I just didn’t feel like posting about that, though I will say I plan to do an upcoming post on my shortbread. For now, a year in review.

It’s mid-January, and I’ve had time to reflect on the whirlwind that was 2018. It was a year that took courage.

I made the leap and changed specialties from Anesthesia to Internal Medicine because I knew I would be happier. This was so scary, and so right.

We made a baby — her name is Shanta, she is a whole new adventure. I experienced pregnancy, I experienced delivery, all in 2018. This was so scary, and so right.

The whole year took courage, and I am so proud of myself for that.

January 2018 – a visit to pescadero, delicious artichoke bread, breathtaking views, and a fun anesthesia co-resident trip to Tahoe


February 2018 – a visit from one of our closest friends Jill, nights at the VA, and a trip to Land’s End

March 2018 – finding out that I’m pregnant, going to Israel, morning sickness while visiting Masada

April 2018 – our first ultrasound, delicious homemade food, hikes with the dogs, and unforgettable orange blossom brioche buns, and a Miata fix up

May 2018 – a visit from the parents, upside down dogs, so much cardiac anesthesia and so much learning, another ultrasound, tears of joy,

June 2018 – birthday cake, last of anesthesia, hiking with dog, the most wonderful wedding

July 2018 – the wiggle puff is a girl, a visit from the parents, more hiking, epic lemon meringue cupcakes, and the (re)start of internal medicine

August 2018 – another parent visit, second trimester camping, CCU life, first Bunny flight

September 2018 – a trip to paris with Dan and Adele, a visit from an old friend, so much delicious food

October 2018 – a birthday for me and a zeroth birthday party for her, SnowPowy, hematology for days, giving away candy to kiddos, and so much love from family

November 2018 – ACP northern california finalist, a visit from Amy, a new life!

December 2018 –

I’m not sure what 2019 will hold, but I’m looking forward to the adventures.

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