Yesterday marked my one year anniversary being an orthopedic physician assistant.
Hard to believe that I've had a big-girl job for an entire year.
I've learned a lot over the past year.
I've been able to work with some incredible people, and I've had my fair share of some not so incredible people.
Although rough days have tempted me to look elsewhere for jobs, the good days outnumber them and force me to realize that I'm right where I need to be.
(Which is in the operating room in my rubber boots)
I truly love what I do and the people I work with.
Sometimes I still feel like a little inexperienced, uneducated PA student, but I'm learning something new everyday from some really great physicians (and the sales reps aren't too bad themselves).
Josh is a sales rep for Arthrex, and he along with some of his co-workers helped teach me how to prepare an ACL graft with a shoestring.
. . . then I built the real thing all by myself!
Josh was pretty proud.
Now that we are both in the orthopedic surgery field, it's kinda fun being able to come home and discuss different cases with each other.
I especially like it when he asks me questions and I can explain it all to him (those are the moments where I feel like a real-life ortho PA).
Even though big-kid jobs come with big-kid problems (insurance, I'm talking to you) it still kinda feels good to be a big-kid and to be doing what you are meant to do.
Here's to many more years of job happiness.