I am getting ready to get married. I am halfway through medical school. I am pursuing a dream that I had while in the Peace Corps, of doing rural medicine in the US and somehow supporting medical education overseas. Sometimes, I wonder if I am on the "right" path, but at those times, I have to remember what I learned in Uganda-- about the centrality of community, about the hard work and talent I saw there, about the role I saw for myself in supporting amazing people and organizations.
At times, I can intellectually wish that I somehow reduced the time spent before medical school. But when I have a crisis of calling or feel the itch to remain nomadic, I am truly grateful for the time I had to grow.
"It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home." Rumi