Saturday, April 2, 2011
Do I Really Want to Blog?
For at least a couple years now I have contemplated starting a blog. Initially, I wanted to chronicle the endless hours I spend swimming, biking, and running and the ridiculous volume of food I consume to fuel it all. I have an immense passion for both the triathlete lifestyle and delicious culinary creations, so why not share the love, right? And then there's my life as a medical student that adds a challenge to the art of balancing training and culinary greatness. Apparently my friends and family find my daily musings regarding interesting surgical cases and life as a medical student intriguing, and often, downright funny (although I promise it's not nearly as dramatic as Gray's Anatomy!). And so repeatedly people have mentioned that I should share my "glamourous" life as a soon to be doctor with the world wide web. In just 1 short month I will graduate from medical school, and then will be starting my orthopaedic surgery residency! While I am very, very excited to begin this next step along my journey, life as I know it is soon to vastly change, as this small side job will soon be taking up 80 hours of my time each week. While my dreams of being a professional triathlete and chef/restauranteur sound exciting, they unfortunately won't support my little commitment to repay the millions of pennies I borrowed to fund my medical school adventure. And last I checked, Mr. Federal Governemnt wasn't feeling the love and generosity to forgive me of my small fortune in debt. Therefore, my hope is to provide you with humerous outtakes of my day-to-day life as a surgery resident trying to maintain her sanity by swimming, biking, running, and cooking fabulous meals. I hope you're up for an interesting ride!