As you all know, thoracic surgery is my life, and my love. But it has been a while since I’ve hit the road and done some serious writing. A year ago, I was researching and writing my second book, living ‘on location’ in Bogota, Colombia – and I miss it!
I miss the life of a traveling writer; meeting new people, and learning (learning, learning, learning!) new things, and writing about all of it; the highs, the lows, the things that are mundane in everyday life but somehow become new and interesting when you are doing it somewhere else.. Why is riding the bus in your hometown boring and frustrating, but that same bus in Madrid, Bogota or London becomes a mini-adventure in itself? (It’s not just the second story in London that makes it fun.)
But at the same time, it is always so difficult for me to be away from my patients, thoracic surgery and nursing – all the things that I do so much better than my mediocre writing.
Now I have a chance to do both. It’s a dream come true, even if like most dreams – the nitty-gritty details don’t always stand out; no salary (yet again), but I am thrilled with the opportunity nonetheless. I’ll be studying as a student at the elbow of a young, energetic and up- and-coming thoracic surgeon. In him – I’ve met my match (and then some!) He has the energy and the passion for thoracics that brings joy to long days, and hours on your feet.. But he is also a talented surgeon, who is excited about teaching – and that pleases me to no end.
Right now, my family is preparing to move; boxing up our lives, and getting ready to immerse ourselves into my newest endeavor – and I am taking all of my readers with me. It will be a change from the usual posts, but one I hope that everyone will enjoy.