It's amazing how many things can happen in just a few weeks! We celebrated father's day last weekend, went to Chicago for my good friend Sheila's bachelorette party (she's getting married in August!), then I graduated earlier this week. Yes, another graduation, but hopefully my last graduation! These pictures are taken in front of William Mayo's home where we had our graduation ceremony.
You may be wondering what I graduated from. That's a good question, because I feel like I've been in training forever. I'm graduating from a geriatric medicine fellowship. For those of you who are not familiar with the career path physician's go through, it's basically an extra few years of subspecialty training after residency. So for example, Cardiologists (heart doctors) go through 3-4 years of extra training after residency specifically to become specialized in the care of cardiovascular health. Usually this is the last stretch of medical training, unless you decide to go through a different fellowship. I guess it didn't really hit me until I got my certificate... that this is it! After this year, I will be completely independent and be able to do things without supervision. It's such a scary thought, and sometimes I'm terrified that I won't do things right by myself. I just need to trust and have faith that all these years of learning have prepared me somewhat adequately to provide the best care possible to people. I will definitely miss this program though. I have had the incredible privilege to work with some of the best and most brilliant physicians in the nation. It has been such an honor. What's next for me? I'll update you on that later :)
My graduation outfit
Dress: Kate Spade Belt: Ruche Shoes: My wedding shoes! haha Necklace: TJ Maxx Purse: F21
This year, I was inspired by the phenomenally talented Genevive from Scrapping Crazy to try something a little different for father's day. If you guys have not seen some of Genevive's work, you must check out her blog. I'm usually staring at her projects with my mouth open in awe every time she posts something new :) Anyways, this little DIY canvas is hardly comparable to her work, but we used Grace's little finger's and toes to make a finger paint art project! The flowers, butterfly, grass and clouds were all created by Grace, and I just glued on a few buttons and little pieces of fabric here and there. Aaron loved it! So, this is definitely an idea for you guys who have a hard time shopping for your men. I never know what to get Aaron- his interests are guns (or other non-obtainable military weapons), sports cars and video games. NO CLUE where to even begin.... but you can never go wrong with something nice that you made from the heart :)
Thank you for being the incredible father that you are. Grace and I love you!