I can relate, but replace 'geriatrics' with 'psychiatry' and 'old people' with 'crazy people'.
Awesome. I am sure my cartoon at the end of this journey will be somewhat similar (a far leap from where I thought I'd end up). My closest friend in nursing school went in to become a midwife and is now a palliative home care nurse. She says it's essentially the same thing; it is helping people either transition into the world or out of it.
I don't want to get within 10 miles of pediatrics, give me older people with their life history, stories and stoic just do it attitudes. I like kids but on my terms. Actually most of the time it is the parents that are the worst part of the equation.
I have done both....I think I prefer the babies because they are easier to manage.......esp when you are changing the diaper and cleaning them up....
This sounds kind of like me...I loved pediatrics. However, I also liked old people, so I think I'm going into family med. :)