So much of what I want to write are words of thanks.  It took a whole heck of a lot of willpower to not devote my first several posts to individual loved ones–no offense, but that might make for a pretty boring blog.  Don’t worry, the profoundly mushy, albeit completely sincere, love and appreciation notes will filter out gradually.

For now, thank you readers, especially:

John * Dad * the Ys & HMC * my brothers & sisters (in-laws of course included) * Leslie & Joseph * Chistine & Rob * my family scattered around the world * Krystyna * the Wilbers * the Blasingame-Pack Ben-Shoshan clan * the Panarellis * the Nalls * the Diffleys * my academic and professional mentors and advisors (Betsy M , Mark B, Michael S, Marcia C, Chris K, Anna B, Liz C, Barbara S, Andrea N, Peter M–to name a few) * Sarah N * Kathleen B * Matt A * Tom A * Ben W * L’Bo & L’Boo * Emily A * Gretchen S * Jen I * Ashley B * Chat H * Anne & Linda M * the women of Cleveland Ave and KAA * the Penn admissions committee


6 Responses to “gratitude”

  1. Joseph September 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    Proud … joyful … maybe even tearful … wishing you much success

    • annaojesus September 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

      You’re comment made me smile ear to ear. I miss and love you very much. Thank you, Joseph.

  2. JI September 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Lot’s of love to you! You are going to rock it!

    • annaojesus September 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

      And to you! Miss you tons, love you oodles.

  3. Cecile Lia (@CecileYaks) March 3, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    Hi. I recently got into med school and just today read your article in the Times about being pregnant in medical school. In college I ran a seminar series for women in neuroscience where we brought women neuroscientists from around the country to lecture and also talk about being some of the first women in their field. Anyway, your story is amazing and reminded me of that experience. You seem like such a strong and impressive woman. While I have no specific intention to get pregnant in med school, I do often think about how the trajectory of my personal life will match up with my professional life and that you have been able to do both and still study is just REMARKABLE to me. Youre baby is also adorable 🙂 I wish you the best of luck with everything, and thanks for sharing your inspiring story.

    • annaojesus March 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

      Huge congratulations on your acceptance to medical school! I hope you enjoy it!

      The seminar series you ran sounds fascinating, and I’m flattered that my story reminded you of it at all! In truth, I really haven’t had to juggle both med school and parenting yet because I’m still on leave…I’m both anxious and excited to go back next month. I feel lucky to have some great examples to try to emulate.

      Thank you again for your kind words, and I wish you the very best of luck!

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