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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. Read more…

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Here I go again…..

Those who are close to me know that for the last couple of years, I have been trying to get into medical school. For those who have just joined me on my bloggy journey, if you’re interested, you can have a read of my experience so far in this post. I’ve always wanted to be a Doctor. I can’t see myself in any other career but medicine. I want to practice medicine so badly that it hurts to think of a future where I’m not doing it. What I’ve been doing so far, in regards to employment, has just been that – something that I do to pay the bills. No interest, no passion, no joy. Read more…

Patience and perserverance

GAMSATpa·tience (pshns)

noun

–  the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious

Today, after 159 days of waiting, I was notified that I was not successful in gaining an interview at a medical school I applied for. I have always wanted to be a Doctor, but I wasn’t ready for the commitment required to get into the undergraduate medicine course straight out of high school. When I graduated from University the first time with a science degree, I was sick of being a poor student and was ready to earn some money. Hence, my entry into the financial services industry.  Not long after finishing my first degree, I decided to start another degree that was more related to my employment but I wasn’t challenged by the content and, at that point, I was also unsatisfied with job. My heart lay with the sciences and until I was able to immerse myself in it every day, I wasn’t going to be happy. Read more…

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