Patience. The virtue of “not yet.”

Patience. The last 10 years have been a long, at times, painful lesson in patience. Literally 10 years ago, I applied to medical school (for the 3rd and last time), and 7 months later, I was accepted. And now, as I come near the end of my formal medical training, so many of the endeavors that I have worked so hard towards are now coming to fruition. But again, patience rears its omniscient head and teaches me: not yet. Because nothing has quite yet manifested… I am 5 weeks from completing residency. 3 months from taking the final board certification test for my specialty medical practice. 2 months from starting my job(s). 1 year from publishing my next book. And only now starting work as a medical advisor for a tech startup. It’s been a long time coming. And I am now only on the cusp of all these visions coming into being. All these manifestations that are bursting from my heart; it’s hard to contain it all. I am ready. So ready. Thanks for the lessons, patience. I know there are reasons for your “not yet”. I don’t know what they are, but I believe in your wisdom. And I’m listening. Ready in wait and ready to burst forth. Because when you’re ready to let me go, patience, I am going to be running down that road as fast as I can.