Spring break: Just in time

by Lorien E. Menhennett

Upenuf: It’s an apropos street name for the hilly roads surrounding San Francisco. It’s also an apropos phrase for my life. The months since starting medical school last August have felt very much like an uphill climb. Thankfully, just as I was muttering “upenuf” to myself, we got a week off for spring break. I headed to San Francisco to visit my middle sister, Sarah. What a magical few days! We visited a winery, hiked on the hilly paths of Pacifica, waded in the frigid ocean, walked among the redwoods of Muir Forest, and gazed up (and then down) at the Golden Gate Bridge. We also drank a fair amount of prosecco while eating goat cheese and crackers. I feel rested, relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for the last push to finish my first year of medical school. Onward … and upward.

Here are more photos from my trip: