Monday, May 9, 2011

Strange Things To Be Jealous Of . . .

. . . when you would rather not be on your way to work.

1) The magpies by the side of the road. They get to be outside all day and leaping around on the grass. You get to be inside doing paperwork.

2) The people out on their morning walk at the crack of dawn, while you are already in your car on your way to work. They have more leisure time and will probably live longer lives.

3) The person who cleans your house. Some days medicine is too stressful and you would rather wipe benches and clean toilets.

4) The mother getting her kids ready for the school run in the morning. Because sometimes you question your life choices.

5) Your pets, who will still be on your bed when you have been at work for 6 hours and it will be at least another 7 hours before you are home again.

6) Your spouse when he/she is sick for the day, for the same reason as number 5).

Most days I am glad to be where I am. But every now and again there are moments when I look out and dream of being elsewhere.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pushing through

Yes, I'm still here.

The current rotation I am on is quite demanding, and I am regularly clocking up more than 60 hours per week.

Still, I am not over-tired and am learning quite a lot. Frankly, it would be hard not to learn.

In a few weeks I am hopefully going to be 2/5 of the way through my intern year.

In the Australian system, we enter a specialist training program after being an intern/resident for a year or more. This means we get to see a bit of areas that we have no interesting pursuing and theoretically get a well-rounded grounding as a doctor.

There are a lot of advantages to this and only a few disadvantages. One of those disadvantages is that I am now too tired to type any more because this rotation is sucking a lot of time and energy out of me (but this is okay), so this is all I'm going to write.

Take care.