On Thursday, I received confirmation that I’ll be one of the ENT doctors in Yokosuka, Japan for two years starting in July. While this is not what I wanted, I’m becoming more excited about it. The main reason I wasn’t excited was personal life reasons but it looks like things may work out so now I’m getting excited about all the positives that exist. I loved Japan the first time I was there. The travel opportunities and the cultural experience will be amazing. I want to climb Mt. Fuji. I’d like to go to Fuji Rocks. Professionally, the job is great. I’m out on my own (finally) and I feel really competent. In addition, the graduating chief from Bethesda will be there and I already know (and like!) her from our overlapping time at MD Anderson. So, it’s definitely an exciting time!