Sunday, August 05, 2007

the MOADD twilight

it's been a while since i've put fingers to keyboard on here.

i blame (in particular order):

1. general tedium with the medical blogosphere - my ranting about Modernising Medical Careers, the general shittiness of the medical profession in the UK and ennui with the lack of control of my career and life is starting to bore even me.

2. Facebook - i thought this would be a fad that would die in a few months but sadly no it is taking up a large part of my internet time.

since the last time i wrote, things have changed and i've done quite a few things.

i went to the amazing Latitude festival in Suffolk. i had a spiritual experience watching the Arcade Fire.

i went to Cornwall and ate well, surfed and lazed around.

i've been getting into the british street art scene and went to a couple of private shows in uber-passe Shoreditch. not tempted to buy anything yet.

i spent about three months not doing any on calls, sitting in outpatient clinics looking after the elderly. a very rewarding and chilled out time. i miss it.

i am also now a Member of the stupid Royal College of Physicians which means nothing to most people and in reality means nothing at all. except that i finally passed some exams and 3 grand simultaneously passed out of pocket. i have a few more letters after my name.

i have left my hospital (where i was for three years) and moved to an even bigger hospital to work in intensive care. it's ok. the doctors however are all posh toffs who don't listen to anything you say. i may as well be invisible.

i am planning to resign in January and go travelling for the rest of the year. this is career suicide as i obtained a training position for 2007-8 unlike thousands of my peers. but frankly i don't really care anymore.

i think that i shall probably delete this blog soon. it hasn't really served the purpose that i felt it would but it was fun while it lasted.

i'm dreaming of far away places. the sun is setting here.