Match day is monumental. Period.
It is a culmination of years of work to reach this point. I have spent thousands and thousands of hours in this journey, and I will spend thousands more to become an attending physician. It is the most exhausting but rewarding career path, in my opinion.
I am so excited to have matched, but I will say that it is a trying journey to get here.
I am excited but also exhausted—all in the best way possible!
This process is anxiety-provoking because I have spent years of work, and all I want is a job and to be able to take care of people. Maybe I should only speak for myself, but I have a feeling many people feel this way.
The night before—I could not sleep a bit. I kept waking up every hour wondering how it would feel if I matched or if I didn’t. What would I do next? I am a worry wart, but still, it’s important to consider all of the possibilities. Then, I reminded myself that it’s all out of my control. All I can do is wait and watch. So, I finally went to sleep with positive thoughts and a positive mind.
I knew in my heart that everything would work out exactly the way it is supposed to be. Sure enough, I woke earlier than anticipated. I am one of the most impatient people, especially when it comes to life-changing news. Read my next post to find out if I matched!