The Siberian American: The Most Fun, Fulfilling Weekend

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Most Fun, Fulfilling Weekend

Right around this time last year, I wrote about how I was stepping completely out of my comfort zone and going to a conference for doctors’ wives where I knew no one. I was amazed by how connected I felt to those other women that weekend, so much so that I decided to be on the planning committee for this year. Of course, I had no idea I would be 34 weeks pregnant when the weekend rolled around, so I was a bit anxious as to how it would all work out.

Radiology wives!
I’m not going to lie to y’all—I don’t think I’ve ever been this exhausted in my life. (I’m sure I’ll be saying that a lot in the next few months, though). I was in charge of all the social media and live streaming at the event, and even though I outsourced the live streams to many wonderful volunteers, it was still a lot to make sure everything was running smoothly.

That said, it was still one of the most fulfilling weekends I have had. It’s funny to think back on this weekend versus how I felt going into the conference last year. Last year, I was so anxious because I knew I would have to introduce myself to a bunch of people I didn’t know. This year, people were walking up and introducing themselves to me because they knew who I was, and I didn’t know them. I also got to see the ladies I met last year and get to know them even better.

There’s something really special and fulfilling about being around a large group of women who truly get the craziness of the medical world. I have many supportive friends and family, but unless you go through the experience, it’s really hard to understand. I know if Chris hadn’t decided to be a doctor, I would be clueless about Match, residency, and fellowship. I learn so much from these women, and I am forever grateful for their love and encouragement.

PS-Curious about what we do at a conference for doctors' wives? I explained more about our classes and fellowship opportunities last year.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a great event! It sounds like such an amazing group, and I can only imagine how nice it is to have people going through similar situations.

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  2. That sounds like it was great event. It must be nice to have people going through the same thing to relate to.

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  3. How lucky that you've found this tribe of amazing people and they've found you! This is such a unique group- it sounds like so much fun! Good for you for getting more involved!! When events like this are over the physical release of tension and stress just feels so, so good!

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  4. Sounds like the ladies conference turned out to be fun and you all share something in common so that alone is easy to connect. xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  5. I love that you dove right into this experience after last year! How fun! Sometimes the most exhausting things are the most fulfilling.

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  6. Ahhh - I'm so glad you were able to make it & it was so wonderful for you!!!

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  7. I'm so happy you had such a great weekend! Being around other supportive women and people who just get it makes such a difference. Beautifully Candid

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  8. I'm glad that you had such a great time!

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  9. So glad you had a great time again this year, despite feeling exhausted!

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  10. That's awesome. Its nice to sometimes be able to meet up with people who get your exact circumstance. I can talk all day about how tired I am after a day at court etc but when I speak to attorneys they get it. Glad you've immersed yourself with those lovely ladies. You all look great.

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  11. That sounds like such a fun event, and I can't believe that you did it all at 34 weeks pregnant! It really is amazing how much difference a year makes, and I'm glad that you had so much fun helping to host the event this year!

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  12. I'm so jealous! Glad you guys had the best time!

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  13. I'm so glad that it went well, I can understand the anxiety, but I am glad it all turned out ok! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  14. I'm impressed that you took this on, but I'm glad you did! I think that support and fellowship is so necessary!!

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