Just a few days ago I was having an interesting conversation with some of my friends that are also in medicine about some of the struggles that we face in this journey. For example, one of the main struggles we spoke about was when the “right time” was to start a family. How do we find the right partner? When is it a good time to have children if we want to? The general answer is that there is never a right time. Each individual should follow the path that makes more sense to them. Residency, medicine, and the life that we chose is difficult, there is no doubt about it. However, with some effort, understanding from partners, and planning we can achieve all of our personal goals. I think it is difficult to say “you can have it all” because that is not realistic and can create a false expectation. I like to think that it is important to achieve goals step-by-step and not focus on making big moves all at once. Remember that regardless of the insecurities, the questions, and the self-doubt… it will all work out in the end!