Updated on 24 January 2024
Graduated from medical school
Now, I'm waiting for my postgraduate training, which will probably start 6-9 months from now. I'm (fingers crossed) planning to study again so I don't end up as a wasteman doctor when I resume my training.
I'm writing on this site
After a 2 year hiatus, I'm writing here again! I took a break 2 years ago because I felt like what I write about was pretty boring. And I was right. I wasn't living a life worth writing about.
So, I decided to stop writing on my site and to start living and listening more. Looking back at what I wrote 2 years ago, aside from the occasional article, I found myself cringing. The topics I was writing about, to say they're rubbish is an understatement.
To avoid making the same mistake, I'm:
- Writing summaries on academic papers
- Writing summaries of my favourite books & podcasts (but properly this time)
- Writing how-to guides, e.g., on using Anki, Obsidian, how to set up your Mac for productivity, etc.
- Maybe the occasional piece about my thoughts if I ever had a good one.
Why do I write? I'm passionate about scaling my impact as a doctor. "Assuming a 40-year or so medical career, the typical doctor saves a couple of lives each year."
As writing online is something that can scale, I'm hoping it can increase my impact. But instead of writing when I already have something good to say, I'm starting now.
I'm exploring ghostwriting opportunities. I'm currently writing with Ness Labs.
If you're interested in a collaboration, send me a dm on twitter.
Working on my health
I decided to take my health a bit more seriously after letting myself go for the past 5 years of medical school, so I'm committing to:
- Intermittent fasting most days of the week.
- Going to the gym 3x/week
- Playing tennis/any social sports 2-3x/week
I'll document this journey on my site and remind myself to be patient, expecting results only after maintaining consistency for at least a year.
Exploring my curiosities
Some topics living in my head rent-free at the moment:
- The art of; writing, reading, and learning
- Artificial Intelligence
- Joyful productivity
- Digital minimalism