There are three relationships in my past to which this applies -- and I will just allow time to run its course and determine how meaningful each is in the long run. Each of these were somewhat hastily formed and could have used more time to breathe. I think it's important to be patient with potentially significant relationships and just trust that there is a larger, more long term plan in the grander scheme of life.
I forgot to mention that I'm getting my first (and hopefully last) cortisone spinal injection this Thursday. I'm not so much nervous about it as I am a little skeptical of the outcome of this procedure. The main objective is to stop pain medications altogether and allow my body to heal on its own. I stopped taking my meds on Thursday and so far the pain/soreness/stiffness is negligible. If my body can somehow bounce back without surgery (in early June) I will be so happy. But so far so good.
One month countdown 'til I head to Bath for my residency! I had a really positive and encouraging tutorial with my advisor last week and have been making good progress on my third submission, so things are looking up!
I was also reminded that I have the Punahou Carnival to look forward to this weekend! Things are chugging along... Soon enough it will be summer. Beyond that, who knows! The future is looking bright no matter what. I'm feeling good and optimistic and content. I think it's a matter of accepting what has come, is, and will come my way while at the same time trying my best regardless of the outcome.