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June 2, 2017

Behind the scenes

Went to one of the talks at Sydney Writer's Festival last weekend. It was a bit too academic for me, I was kind of lost. Looking at the timetable there are lots of good talks on during the weekdays, but who are the people able to go to these?

The wall I see everyday which happened to be lit up nicely before I drove to meet my friend for a Thai lunch.

Across the road from Bills in Surry Hills, where I had brunch last Saturday.

The details of the QVB behind my friends' heads during yet another brunch.

I know, I know, it's been quiet around here lately. Mainly because I'm not doing very much worth photographing, and it's too dark before and after work for outfit shots. I'm more than halfway through this rotation now, and despite initial anxieties, I've gotten into the swing of things. It's less busy than my previous term - I leave more or less on time and I eat lunch every day - so there's not much to complain about.

I have, however, been grappling with a kind of identity crisis over the last few weeks. It looks like the medical specialty I thought I'd settled on isn't something I want to do anymore. I've changed my mind a lot over the years, but I thought that this was The One. It feels like a break up - you know you won't work well together and it's better this way, but there's a bit of mourning for What Could Have Been. Now I'm six months out of med school and still have no idea what I want to do - which is technically fine, but medicine is so competitive it works better to have a goal so you can build your CV and connections.

Back to the drawing board. I need to decide what I truly like about medicine without being affected by any preconceptions (mine or others), and decide what my priorities are in life (which is hard, because who knows what they'll be when I'm 30, 40, 50?). In the meanwhile I've given myself a break from studying (for an exam I don't know if I'll even sit now) and I've been doing things I've neglected, like trying to get back into running and planning my travels for August (!).

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