Happy birthday to me!
Hi, I’m Jaclyn.
I have been thinking about starting this website for years, writing and rewriting entries in my head, wanting it to be perfect before I launched it. My intent was to have it up and running this winter, perhaps early spring, and then the world turned upside down.
I am a pediatrician in Upstate New York. My patients do not like wearing masks, are not the best at covering a cough or a sneeze, and often cry, loudly and directly into my face. My job involves getting close to kids and helping them feel safe, and right now everything feels. . .precarious.
So today is my birthday, and I have decided enough is enough. Nothing is perfect, nor will it ever be. Life is too short to wait for perfect editing. Tomorrow is not promised. I am spending my birthday at work, wearing a Mo Willems designed shirt to benefit essential health care workers and World Central Kitchen. It seems a fitting day, and a fitting outfit, to start a new adventure. If you are thinking about creating something, stop thinking and just do it.
Hi, I’m Jaclyn, and I am The Readiatrician. Thanks for stopping by. Let’s begin!