What is the difference between thoughts in your head and thoughts on a piece of paper (or laptop screen)? Rereading my writing helps to see how much or little I have progressed or more rarely (and fortunately), regressed.
Recently, I came across the concept that one reason why we are creative is to gain a better understanding of ourselves and our world. However, being honest, being brutally, utterly, and mercilessly honest may be the hardest element of writing.
We don’t consciously lie to ourselves but facing one’s own truth can bring incredible discomfort and pain. It’s easier to ignore that nagging feeling in your gut or escape with Netflix, substances, or other soul numbing activities. I did it daily in and out of the hospital for over a decade.More . . .
Not sure what the theme of this blog is yet, but its purpose is to keep me writing. It’s also documentation of my career and life evolution.
I’m transitioning from doctor to entrepreneur, from the employee-employer relationship to being my own boss, and from trading time-for-money to developing passive income streams as a means of providing financial independence from my work as a physician.
Should I reveal my identity from the beginning or write anonymously? We introverts are repelled by the idea of being famous, but having a blog is hardly equal to fame. Having a shitty blog is as ubiquitously 2012 as basic girls taking duckface selfies (which is happening in front of my me in this cafe -_-).More . . .
Or is it the little pebble tumbling down the hill that hits the stone,
That bumps the rock, that starts the mudslide?
When we reminisce, all we remember is the mudslide;
No one remembers the pebble, the rock, and the stone.
-Me, February 2016
Welcome! I’m Francine and I’m excited to share my journey with you. This blog documents my evolution from full time practicing physician to a creative existence as yet to be determined.
There will be random musings about almost anything from birds to fashion to climate change and back, rants about my job and medicine in general, and lots of travel pics and information, mixed with hopes, fears and excitement for the present and future.More . . .