So, I'm a doctor now. I've spent a lot of time moving towards this goal: about a third of my life spent in post graduate education moving towards getting this one piece of paper. But, surprisingly, I spent very little of that time actually imagining what it would feel like to finally get there. … Continue reading To all about to see these letters, greetings.
I like anticipation. I've found, as I get older, I enjoy anticipation more. Christmas is the obvious example: you have all the build-up, all the the time and thoughts spent on that one day and then ... it comes. And goes. That too, is another thing I've found as I get older. The more you … Continue reading Anticipation
A couple of weeks ago, during consult psych rounds, in the middle of a discussion on when psychiatrists had a duty to report mental illnesses in other medical professionals - a very interesting conversation, I should mention - one of my preceptors mentioned that she'd been a classmate of "that murder suicide." Now, I'm not … Continue reading Dear Zachary
People come into medical school one of two ways; they've got some type of medicine they think they really want to practice and med school is either going to prove them right or wrong, or they come in having no idea and are there to figure it out. I'm in the former group. Picture this; … Continue reading Do what you love
So, I bought a thing. Now, I'm 26 and this is my first car...but it's also really my first time as a full time driver. Let me explain. So, story time. In Canada, you can get a learner's permit to drive at the age of 16, and then get a license that has a grading … Continue reading Getting back on the horse vs waiting to be ready
So, this week I had an interesting contrast occur to me: 2 deaths of celebrities I really admired, and one update on a life. Now, I'm always cautious with the terminology I use to describe my feelings about celebrity deaths. I think "grief" and "mourn" are incorrect terms: I didn't know Alan Rickman or David … Continue reading Life and death on the periphery