life happens in four year cycles.

once i entered high school, major events of my life started occurring in four year cycles. after four years of high school, i graduated and moved on to college. after four years of high school, i graduated and moved on to my first full-time job. those were the rules of the game.  i’ve changed career paths since but lived in new york the whole time. now my four year anniversary in new york is approaching, and i’m not sure what my next major life event will be.  my friends that entered medical and dental school after undergrad have completed their education and are entering residency programs. several of my peers are moving on to graduate school. and of course, even more are getting married/engaged within the year. what really hit home recently was that my best friend ( – she needs to update her blog) just accepted a job offer in hong kong and is moving away in a month. do i feel left behind? yes, a bit. if anything, this is reopening my eyes to the notion that i must continue to pursue my own future. whatever form it may take. it’s surprisingly easy to stay complacent in a place like new york city, even when surrounded by ambitious go-getters. but mini epiphanies hit me amidst all the changes surrounding me and i’m refocused. sort of.

life is indeed happening.

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