From: Spanish class mate
Subject: You're amazing.. but we already knew this!
Date: 10 May, 2014 11:26:42 AM EDT
To: Stoned at dinner
I am really hoping this email finds you.
I'm sorry I have fallen out of touch. I have some very fond memories with you, and although we haven't kept in touch, you have not been out of my thoughts. Last time we met, you were living off Keele, and we had french onion soup and drinks, and you were applying to a few programs ... Soon after you travelled to Latvia, and I kept up with you through facebook.
I was reading the paper this morning and and came across your article. What a well written, strong, through-provoking piece. When I saw your name of the article, I was unsure it was you... So in true social-media fashion, I creeped you and discovered you have been up to some fantastic things over the past little while. I'm so proud of you.
No real updates on my part, but I would love to hear from you. How are your parents? Proud I'm sure. The last time we spoke, you and your sister had started to become more close. How far along in your doctorate are you? I'm sure you are enjoying it. You are one of the most passionate people I know, in whatever you do.
I'm finally in my last year of medical school. I should be studying for a licensing exam as we speak... Seems like you and I are bound to be students for the rest of our lives. I'm in Houma, Louisiana about 45 minutes outside New Orleans studying with 2 interns who have taken me in to help me land a residency position here at a community hospital. I am enjoying the south and the fact that there is a strong sense of pride and culture, but I do miss home. It has been over a year that I have been back in Ottawa and I have no idea when I will be able to return. If you have time off, and feel like you need a break, come for a visit :) Doug and I have been engaged/common-law for quite some time now, and with my busy schedule, feels like a Justice of the Peace wedding is in my near future. He JUST got a new job in interior British Columbia where he (and I when I get time off) have been living.
I truly hope you are doing well. Seeing your face would make me incredibly happy. If you get a chance, please drop a line.