Chai tea. An oversized chair. And a little bit of chocolate.
So, why do I blog? I am often presented with the question... if you didn't go in to medicine, what would you do? Well, I've never really thought of doing anything else except medicine (because I feel my fabric is suited only for medicine), but, for the sake of entertaining the thought, I never hesitate, and the answer comes, "A travel Writer." I would write, and I would travel. : )
Nifty enough for me, I am thankful to be travelling currently for work and school. I do feel I can write here ...on a blog for now... and maybe one day, could write something publishable.
I think it would be great to write a book-- of course. A little more life to live, and a little more decision on what I would write about. But nonetheless, between my studies and work...I will continue to find myself reading and writing.
I heard someone say recently: look at what you do in your free time, and that will tell you quite a bit about what your 'other' passions are. Well, aside from people ( : ) ), and aside from spending time with them, I truly enjoy reading and writing. While in the field of medicine then, I hope to find my niche.
Currently, sitting in a Starbucks, sipping a chai tea and eating a bit of chocolate. I've had a great week on the Neurology service and am continuing to learn a tremendous lot -- many interesting patients and good-for-life medicine pearls from my Attending. Pearls like: 'if you're not looking for it, you won't see it.' 'if you're not aware of the diagnosis, you will never make it.' 'neurology is more often than not: treating the un-diagnosable, and diagnosing the untreatable.'
I guess, with all this travelling and changes of scenery, I feel that blogging gives me a record of my happenings. I do have an ultimate Witness to my life. But here, I can invite others to witness it too.
Thanks for reading! if you made it to the end. Cheers to callings, and to 'other' passions.