When I was younger we had a game called "for the last". Kinda like tag but with the express aim of delivering the last hit before ways were parted.
Tonight, I say for the last to school. Working on the last presentation I'll have to give as a student, for my last rotation, on my last day of med school. It's amazing, and it's been nothing but Grace that has brought me this far.
But as I say goodbye to med sch, I realize that this presentation is simply going to be one of many. One of many done in school, and one of many that will be given over the course of my career as a resident, maybe fellow, attending etc. So this is not "for the last" to presentations/ the kind of work I've been doing over the past few years, but more like a change in pace.
Anyway, there is much to be glad about, much to be proud of and much to be thankful for. One season is ending, and another begins in a few weeks.... life continues, but in spirals, not circles.