Occasion: determining fates
Lace Blouse: Downeast Basics via Sorella Bella | Trousers: Banana Republic, thrifted | Belt: plundered from my mum | Shoes: Marshalls | Earrings: Target
Tuesday, I was part of the interview panel evaluating applicants to the medical school. Considering that this was exactly the second interview I've taken part in -- and the first was when I was literally on the other side of that table, praying to get accepted -- I was pretty nervous. It turned out to be a lot of fun, though (for me, at least -- the applicants all looked a bit like they were going to be sick). It surprised me to see that, though they'll all probably be good doctors, some are a great fit for our school, some will be, but need another year to grow first, and some I most definitely do not want to see on this campus again. It ended up being a dreary, blustery day, so I was quite happy for my cozy, lined wool dress pants.
Occasion: 25, and talking about sex
Grey sweater dress: Anthropologie | Red sweater: Banana Republic, thrifted | Tights: Assets, via Target | Boots: b.o.c. by Born
Wednesday was my birthday! I have successfully completed my first quarter-century, and none too shabby, if I may say so myself. The professional event was a bit unusual (professional sex educators running scenarios with us, so we can gain experience and strategies for navigating touchy-but-important subjects) so I figured I could get away with more "me" -- those tall boots, a shorter skirt -- and less clinically formal. I also learned that I enjoy suturing (putting in stitches), and am quite good at it! Though my first birthday ever where I did not have snow, it was an interesting day overall, and nearly made up for the fact that I was in the library 'til nearly midnight, studying.
Occasion: run-of-the-mill doctor-y business
Sweater: thrifted | Trousers: New York & Co. | Shoes: Naya, via db Shoes
After all the unusual happens this week, Thursday's "pretend to be a team of doctors in charge of managing this patient's care" lab was almost no big deal. This one, where we had to tell our patient she had diabetes, was super-affirming for me -- I don't want to be a specialist, and all the chasing-down-weird-diagnoses we've done previously have been overwhelming, but motivational interviewing and patient education and reassuring your patient that you are on her side and want to help her live the fullest, healthiest life she's able? Totally my scene. Primary care all the way, baby...
How'd you feel about those "yes, this is where it's at" moments, confirming for you where you want to be? Anyone else find it just a little exhausting to dress like a "real" professional adult for, um, three days in a row?