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Koh Yao Noi and reflections on the last day of work

Koh Yao Noi, hammock, thailand, laptop, digital nomad, location indie
This hammock/laptop situation sold me on Digital Nomadism.

1/18/2017

I’m posting these entries a bit out of order but the significance is minimal.

Koh Yao Noi

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Lounging in a hammock in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand is surreal, yet feels quite natural. Gorgeous palm fronds sway in the breeze just a few feet from my bungalow.  Deep cerulean water and forested limestone cliffs scream with quiet beauty in the distance. More . . .

On Tonsai Beach and Post-Thailand Life and Career Plans

1/24/2017- The makeshift jungle bar that I’m currently nestled in is composed almost entirely of local sustainable wood and bamboo. I’ve stumbled upon this gem in the middle of the daily afternoon blackout; the beer is vaguely reminiscent of being cold. The wifi is down so I’m forced to scrawl chicken scratches in my trusty notebook.

Hippy dudes with blonde dreads play ping pong with carefree girls in bikini tops.  One ambitious woman dares tread a slack line in the back of the bar, with variable levels of success. The air is thick with tropical haze and the buzz of mosquitoes. The vibe is laissez-faire. More . . .

Why I Quit Medicine, Part 1

11/16/2016 -with edits

Technically, I just gave notice.  But it’s official, this will be my last full-time position as a traditional practicing physician.

There are multiple reasons why I’m leaving. When people ask what I don’t like about it, it’s almost easier to discuss what I still like, because it’s a much shorter list.

Instead, I rattle off a couple of random reasons related to whatever is annoying me at the moment. It could be my still exorbitant loan balance or the latest annoying inefficiency at the hospital that day. The exchange usually leaves me feeling that the person thinks I’m whiny or lazy, neither of which is true. More . . .