I was just thinking about how easy it is for pre-med students to wish away their lives. It seems that I'm always thinking, "Just three more years and I'll be in medical school," and then when I get to medical school I'll probably be thinking, "Just four more years and I'll be an MD in residency," and then when I'm in residency I'll be thinking, "just 4 (or 5, 6, 7) more years of residency training and then I'll be on my own." By the time I get out on my own I'll be in my early 30s, having wished away my 20s. I want to enjoy my 20s, not wish them away. I assume that most any career choice could be like this, but it seems that it would be a little more prominent in the medical education community. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid always longing to be at the next stage in life?