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When in doubt, bake!

This week has been a bit of a roller coaster week for me. The start of it was going really well. I was having a wonderful time working in a research lab in the Haematology and Genetic Pathology department of a local hospital for my professional placement topic at Uni. It’s my first taste of doing proper scientific research and I’ve been enjoying it immensely. I was enjoying my time so much that I was starting to wonder whether medicine was the right career path for me. Read more…

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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…

The art of having a Plan B

I don’t like it when I don’t get my own way.  There…. I said it. But who really does?  If people were seriously unfazed about not getting the things they wanted, then no-one would try to achieve anything.  This is where the good ol’ ‘Plan B’ comes in to play.  I’m the type of person who, if they don’t succeed in getting something they want, will scheme a way to get it.  No underhanded, illegal or unethical tactics of course, but I’m always strategising.  With med school not being a possibility for 2013, I needed to consider my other options:

Option 1: Do nothing. Chuck everything into the ‘too hard basket’, and give up.
Option 2: Do nothing for now. Keep doing what I’m doing (in relation to work) and concentrate on studying for next year’s med entrance exam.
Option 3: Decide to ‘stuff it’.  Apply for a different course at University, quit my job, study full-time, and concentrate on studying for next year’s med entrance exam. Read more…

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