Monday, February 14, 2011


I am really not feeling the love right now in school.

I'd like to buy and banjo and do a road trip through the Appalachians.

Is that so wrong?

Below is the reason for my inspiration....

It's a long set, but if you listen to the first song you'll understand.


Beach Bum said...

There's nothing wrong with what you're feeling. Everyone feels like crap by the end of second year. You are not alone. And having to cram one more 'useless' factoid into your already fevered brain seems to be a perfect demonstration of the law of diminishing returns.

But all you have to do is put one foot ahead of the other, and get the job done.

Could your restlessness be a result of your new-found freedom? Surely PBL can't be as interesting as a road trip to Bushmills?

Live vicariously. At the end of my second year, I designed subdivisions. And in my third, I started reading gardening and beekeeping blogs. And in my fourth year, I started reading winemaking and cooking blogs.

Courage! It'll be over sooner than you think.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Horribly wrong. I recommend a guitar.

Hang in there. I felt the same way.

OMDG said...

Every time i hear the words "banjo" and "Appalachian" in the same sentence, I think about "Deliverance." I'm with Grump, go with the guitar. Or perhaps a mandolin.


Keet said...

I LOVE THE NPR sessions.
And you, and am so confident that you will be happier in the long run when you're finished, than if you go a-banjo-ing in the appalachians.
Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is alright! Hang in there :)

And I disagree with Grumpy too. I recommend a ukelele. No one can ever be angry with a ukelele.

Robert said...

I don't know, I'm digging the honesty of the banjo.

And she's got a truly soulfully interesting voice...

Dragonfly said...

Road trip? Don't tempt me. Also: ukelele all the way.

And if I did, Zoodcatt (the verification word) could be my band name..

Frazzled-Razzle-RN said...

If your banjo breaks, pack a kazoo. It's small and packs a punch.

Absentbabinski said...

Aww, ABB, I know how that feels :(

I'm going to have to back the uke vote, though - it's way cuter and more fun that a banjo.

But then again, I'm a guitar player, so what do I know? ;)

PGYx said...

Tho' I've grown to like internship, I still feel sometimes feel similarly as an intern. Once in a while, it strikes me that a lifetime in medicine is a completely crazy idea.

I try to remind myself that I intend to strive for a balanced life once I'm more settled in my career. I'd say I'm doing that now, but it's tough as a resident. If I find myself saying the same thing as an attending -- and I think there's a strong possibility of this based on what I see from my attendings -- then I'll have to reassess and make drastic changes if needed.

From where I stand now, it seems that the easiest way to have balance as a doctor is to work part-time, but the feasibility of this seems to vary by field & malpractice insurance rates.