Another year, another reason for not being able to attend a family wedding. This has been my story for years, ever since I ventured into medical school.
The committed nature of my job, incessant career-advancing examinations have constantly kept me apart from family. The sea of information in which we medical professionals drown keeps us wholly disconnected from the realities of life.
I just received an e-invitation for my cousin’s wedding today. I was hopeful of travel restrictions easing out earlier this year, but that has not been the case. That would mean I would no longer be able to attend her wedding physically. So much has been lost in this pandemic. I can easily curl into my corner of all the small things I wish I could do. But duty calls, and we move on.