Multiple times throughout the week, I have been asked the question, “Where have you been hiding?!” And each time I’ve had to respond, “In the OR!” No, I haven’t literally been hiding, I’ve just been on a weird shift of 12-9pm over the past two weeks. So basically, I was working when everyone else was off…and I was off for the majority of the time that everyone else was working. Even my roommates screamed when I came into the room last week, and they all exclaimed, “We feel like we never see you anymore!”
But this week, I have been on the normal schedule of 8am-5pm…and boy have I realized how much I’ve been missing hanging out with people. So to make up for lost time, and to enjoy life outside the OR again, I’ve been soaking up some “people time”. In other words, I watched the Chelsea soccer game with a bunch of my soccer buddies again, caught up with some roommates with some tea & a picnic on deck 8, went out to eat in town at a Lebanese restaurant with a couple buddies, and simply enjoyed listening to my amazingly talented friend play the guitar while we all sat around, joined in a few songs, and talked for hours.
Only two weeks of being “out of the loop” and I’ve come to appreciate the people I live with so much more! I’m not even going to lie to you, it was nice to have people notice my lack of existence.
And tomorrow, I get to take a break from work & visit the Dental Clinic! Not to worry, there will be pictures and a post up soon ; )