One of the worst kept secrets of San Francisco is that the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge is on the other side of the Bay. Taking advantage of having a few random weekdays off, I recruited a few of my friends to chase the sunset with me in the Marin Headlands. I live a mere minutes from the Golden Gate bridge and jog by it frequently, but I don't have a car so never get to make the actual crossing. Today, a friend volunteered and we piled in his car like high schoolers eager to go for a drive.
I think it was all of our first times up in the Marin headlands, so we were all amazed at this iconic view, just 15 minutes from my house.
CPMC residency photo
Our only ok one where we were all looking, eyes open, and the bridge was in view after asking 3 different people
Golden hour portraits
As my friend said, this view of Karl the Fog rolling in over the city was "hecka" cool.
After sunset, we drove to Sausalito for a hearty Mexican dinner (as our measly resident salary couldn't afford a seafood dinner) for some much needed destressing and venting. What I've learned in the past few grueling months of residency is that you just have to go on living your life and go out, do something, whenever you can--you can't wait until just "after ICU" or "after medicine," or else you'll never find a reason.
Last weekend, a group of us went out for a resident's birthday. There, we all remarked about how great of a time we were having, but how tired we were. I had just come off of working an overnight shift, napping for 3 hours, and then going straight to an all day conference and presenting my research, then a 3-course dinner, then out to a bar. I was tired. But I remarked how if it were all up to us, we would all be in bed by 10. But since we were having a good time, we have to constantly push ourselves to be social and enjoy each other's company. Some of my most memorable nights out have been when I've had to work the next day. It's worth it.