The Future

When there is no Home to go back to…. (Employment Journey Part II)

August 19, 2012 Amy Disability StuffgardenJesusMedical SchoolMissionsResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

I can’t go home. because there is no home. There are moments in life where we become acutely aware of how we have grown. Like putting on those pants you wore in high school….(or the pants you wore before shiny hips), you have grown, the pants don’t cover your ankles anymore and they are uncomfortable…confining. […]

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Poverty Part I:How Did we Get Here?

August 8, 2012 Amy Disability StuffJesusMissionsRomaniaThe FutureTRAVEL

I am reading several excellent books on Poverty as part of my employment journey (This is something I have wanted to do for a while!).  Part of the one book involves a lot of reflection and some of it I am going to post. The book argues that good intentions are not enough and that […]

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Rest

August 3, 2012 Amy GeneralJesusRandomResidencyThe Future

Rest is a beautiful thing. I am not talking about sleep.  Although as someone who professionally lives without sleep for extensive portions of my life, sleep is also beautiful too. But I am talking about R E S T.  Rest is deeper than sleep. Rest is sitting on the back porch and watching the fireflies […]

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That look in your eyes

May 13, 2012 Amy Disability StuffResidencyThe Future

At the end of my palliative care rotation, I helped the professor clean up after our project presentations.  He looked at me, I looked at him. He makes an awkward allusion to my disability and the story I had just shared about my friend Laura. I tell him I have a genetic form of degenerative […]

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Lies

May 13, 2012 Amy MissionsResidencyThe Future

In my last post I said I hated the ICU. I lied. I actually love it. The medicine is acute, fascinating and finally teaching me all the physiology that never quite added up for me in my textbooks. Second Lie: I do care about what happens job wise in 13 months. And as I brave […]

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