The Cooking Chook has finally schemed a way out
Excerpt from the ‘About thecookingchook’ page….
A thirty-something science nerd who is stuck in the financial services industry but is scheming a way out.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to inform you all that I have finally schemed a way out! Actually, that isn’t quite true. My way out is in a few weeks, but it’s a way out nonetheless. What is my escape, you ask? For those playing at home that haven’t been on The Cooking Chook train for long, I would like to tell you about a little dream I have. My dream is to become a Doctor. My earliest memory of wanting to become a Doctor involved me and a couple of broken bones at around the age of 5 (could be earlier or later, my memory is a bit fuzzy). I remembered how wonderful my Doctor was with ‘fixing’ me and making me feel better when I was in quite a distressed and painful state. From that point onwards, I wanted to be just like him. The journey to become like him hasn’t been a straight line with a few twists, turns and stops along the way. It certainly hasn’t been an ideal journey. Even looking back to August last year when I found out I missed out on an interview with the medical school I was applying to, I was devastated but I vowed never to give up on my dream. Then, a week ago, I was given wonderful news:
The Cooking Chook: you have been offered a place in the Bachelor of Medical Science at Some South Australian University…..
To rehash a previous post about having a Plan B, I mentioned considering three options, one of them involved me applying for a different course, quit my job to study full-time and concentrate on preparing for the next medical school entrance exam (GAMSAT). That’s where the Bachelor of Medical Science comes into play. This course will not only be a stepping stone to realising my dream, but also be an opportunity for me to return to my nerdy roots and immerse myself in the sciences again. Hopefully now, my journey to becoming a Doctor will be a straight line. So, I guess in a few weeks I will need to revise my bio…. AWESOME!