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Tacos, Tamales, and Cupcakes

With every beginning comes a bunch of endings.

(ooh…deep, I know)

In order to move on to college, you’ve gotta finish high school.

In order to move on to graduate school, you’ve gotta to finish college.

Out with the old, in with the new.

Today is one of those “out with the old” days.

It’s my last day at the best job I’ve ever had. 

My co-workers brought me Mexican food and cupcakes and we all ate together to celebrate my last day.

For the past 2 years, I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the Physicians Lounge and gleaning knowledge (I love the word “gleaning).

Sure, I helped docs here and there with Epic (electronic medical records), but I learned a lot more than I taught. 

Because of this job:

I saw a baby being born…and that prompted me to start this blog

I heard the good and bad about medicine.

I met incredible physicians who gave great advice.

I learned how to work with co-workers (my previous jobs had me working alone–tutoring type things).

I made friends with some medical students who were my co-workers.

I learned what it means to live out my faith in the workplace.

I was reminded again how hard nurses work…and how helpful it is to get on their good side 🙂

I became familiar with some medical terminology.

I learned that it’s ok (and good!) not to take what’s good when you can have what’s best.

I learned that people like to talk and sometimes the best way to help them is to listen

I learned that smiling at work makes other people smile.

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I learned what it feels like to genuinely love your job.

I learned that the people you work with can either make your job better or worse (mine made the job amazing!).

And today I’m learning that a job can become a significant part of your life without you realizing it.

I’m going to miss this hospital.

I’ll miss the smiling security guard who always greeted me as I arrived and left.

I’ll miss the sweet ladies from Medical Records and how kindly they treated me.

I’ll miss my hilarious co-workers and our funny inside jokes about different docs.

I’ll miss the older docs being excited to dish out advice.

I’ll miss the younger docs being excited to hear about my plans for med school.

I’ll miss talking to the random students that docs brought to me for advice on school.

I’ll miss the wonderful cleaning staff who enjoyed talking about the weather and weekend plans.

I’ll miss this sense of belonging and comfort that I feel here.

But enough of this sappiness. 🙂

I’m thankful for all the blessings, lessons, and friendships that have come through this job.

But I’m also excited for what’s coming up. 

Many more blessings, lessons, and friendships to come!

God’s grace in my life today:

He has shown me so much grace and favor through this job, and I’m excited to see what He has in store for me!

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One thought on “Tacos, Tamales, and Cupcakes

  1. Rosh,
    Beautiful words of wisdom, truth, and insight wonderfully communicated as always! God has gifted you with the uncommon ability to make a mountain of joy and excitement from a routine and normal day to day activity. I believe this is what we are supposed to do when the Lord says in the Bible “do everything as unto the Lord!”
    Continue to Shine for Jesus!
    Love you,
    Dad.

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