I’ll open this confession up with a famous quote, to warm things up and soften the blow. It’s a quote I remind myself of daily:
“Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what’s scarier? Regret.”
So here goes my 2020 New Year’s confession:
I’ve left clinical medicine.
While it’s taken A LOT of deep breaths (and several unbearably painful yoga poses) for me to post this, I need to do it to move on.
But I haven’t given up on the healthcare field. I am simply ‘reinventing’ what I can do to impact it.
Sound like science fiction?
It is’t. It’s my new reality.
You see, healthcare is broken.
For me, it was no longer a feasible option to stay practicing within it, as a primary care doctor, the way it’s headed.
I absolutely loved my patients, and the relationships made, but I was no longer in control, or truly making decisions. (You can read a follow-up article with my ‘why’s listed within, here, for SoMeDocs).
I predict that, if change isn’t made, more doctors will follow suit.
But here’s the silver lining: I HAVE started to make a difference.
I learned how to leverage the ‘online‘ (a reference to the Upside Down, for those Stranger Things fans among you).
I’ve created a startup that’s already gained incredible momentum, in just 3 years of existence, and I’m now striving to make a difference the best way I can – using my creativity and the skills I’ve sharpened over this past decade.
Will I make it?
Who knows. I’ll sure try!
But if I won’t, it’s ok, because I have optimism – and passion – on my side. I’ll just get up and try again.
I’ll be exploring my new world along with you, with new lenses (ones I never wore before because I was never as passionate about learning important non-medical concepts as I am now) – taking you with me to meet new people, hear cool ideas, and soak up exciting experiences.
Today, I am committing myself to the pursuit of innovation, through entrepreneurship. To learn everything I can about what’s out there, that I’ve never seen before. To take you with me.
So.. are you in?
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