Wow, what a few years it’s been! It’s kind of nice to look back at the old posts and remember what I was thinking when I wrote some of those.
Since I last posted, I’ve had 2 kids, moved 3 times (in San Diego), became partner at my practice, and have met some really great friends. Our lives have gotten so busy with all of the above, that we crave being home with the kids and ordering in. A couple of years ago that’s all we did!
Speaking of being so busy, if you’re reading this you’re probably wondering why I’m reinvigorating this blog. Well, I don’t have a good answer for that yet. For one thing, I’ve felt like I’ve been in a little bit of a professional rut lately. Of course, I have an amazing job and I enjoy what I do. Lately though, I’ve noticed a lack of passion for it. Sometimes when I drive to work I think to myself, do I want to really do this drive, to this office, for another 20 years? And the answer is definitely no! So what to do? I can’t just quit… or can I? But what would I do instead? Could I be a stay at home parent? Could I switch careers? Could I go back to school? Eek! Too many questions and not enough answers.
I can’t be the only 40-something that is going through this right? I have been at this medicine thing for over half my life, because I knew I was going to medical school when I was as young as 14. I don’t have any idea what else I would find interesting to do, and I have no idea where to start! I figure if I document this journey, maybe I can find a friend who is going through something similar. Or inspire someone who feels the same way?
So there you have it. I’m still figuring out the blog logistics so for now you’ve got a bare bones post. At some point I’ll get pictures and links and all that other stuff. And I would love to hear comments! Any thoughts about what I’m doing, where I’m going, etc. Thank you for joining me on this ride!