Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ruminations


It's weird to think that next Christmas, my family and I may be living in another state. School's almost done, and I'm excited to take my last steps on what has been a long, long road. But, I won't lie and say that I'm not scared. I'm more comfortable with school. I know how it works.

These past 4 years have gone by more quickly than even I imagined. Sometimes I fear I forgot to enjoy the moment and just powered through looking toward my goal. Now that I'm almost done and will have to start working full time, I'm already starting to miss studying with friends and getting Christmas and summer breaks. Being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up, but there are other just as important perks I guess.

I hope that pharmacy will end up being as good a career as it seemed in 2007. Unfortunately, gone are the $30k sign-on bonuses and even the abundance of entry-level jobs in the valley. But with a residency, I hope I can avoid counting by fives and dealing with insurance the rest of my life. Here's hoping.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2 comments:

farringtonfamily said...

Dear Ryan,
A quote I always think about when times are changing is:"The only thing that is constant is change"!!! It is hard to think about new adventures, however the only way to strengthen your muscles is to stretch and lift. Your family will be so blessed by your profession and no matter where you are...you have a family that loves and supports you!!I have a feeling that you will be very successful and great things are just around the corner!!P.S. You look better in your white coat then the man in the picture. Go get 'em!!

Love,
Mom

Kirsten said...

oh man, what if you move? if you do I want to be invited to your going away party. which you must have, because I haven't seen you guys in 5 years. I really need a villa reunion.