Being driven home from a Mets game by my boss (who is such a mama bear to me and my coresidents), her husband and 7 year old son while listening to the game on the radio and feeling oddly nostalgic because it takes me back to drives home from baseball games with my family growing up. Funny how life has parallel moments like that.
I was at work at the hospital yesterday and wore scrubs since it was a weekend, and my favorite 18 year old chemo patient said to me “you’re not dressed up today! I love seeing your outfits!” And that is what is going to motivate me to go to work tomorrow morning, because I know she’s excited to see my outfit. 😊
Ranting. I’m soooo sick right now, think I might have the flu, but I came into work yesterday & today because being a resident you kinda have to or someone would have to cover you & everybody makes a big fuss. So here I am, possibly febrile, definitely not feeling good, & everyone is like, “well at least wear a mask to keep the babies from getting sick...” y’all we need to take better care of our healthcare professionals. We just do. Ugh.
Seriously Anne Lamott brings the fiiiire
“Awareness spritzes us awake. Being awake means that we have taken off the blinders. We can choose to see or to squint our eyes shut like a child, which looks silly on people over 80 pounds. Awareness means showing up, availing oneself of the world, so there is the chance that empathy will step up to bat, even in this lifetime. If we work hard and are lucky, we may come to see everyone as precious, struggling souls.”
Anne Lamott really challenging me today on hate
“Haters want us to hate them, because hate is incapacitating. When we hate, we can’t operate from our real selves, which is our strength. Now that I think of it, this is such a great reason to give up our hate—as revenge, to deprive the haters of what they want.”
Just went to a Bible study where they told me Christian = disciple = saved & being a disciple means I pray EVERY day, repent of all sins, make God’s will mine (which in their minds is every word of the Bible literally translated AND may mean quitting my job eventually!!??), & commit to making other disciples. Then they asked, “so, are you saved?”
I wanted to be like “fuck you, I’m a goat.” (My new catchphrase forever, thanks @vishnu!)
#introductions I’m Bree, 26 yo female, pediatric resident, live in Brooklyn NY but originally from MN. Been out of church for a couple years because I’ve moved around for med school but also I’ve found myself disagreeing with mainstream Christianity & questioning things because of things I’ve been through/people in my life. Also I’m uncomfortable with interacting with people I don’t know on social media so this may be difficult for me haha but I’m here!
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