When I started writing posts on this blog I was a little bit uptight. I wanted to impart my medical knowledge to the world. It’s changed now so you might notice a few distinct flavours in the posts. Now I want to blog because I need to write well, for a few reasons. One is that I adore the written word, I have done so since I learned to read, and I have always wanted to be a writer. Parental concern and the misfortune of being a high achiever led me to choose medicine as a career instead. Secondly, I
am submitting submitted a PhD thesis in 4-6 years fourteen months’ time 2016. A lot of writing went into the thesis and this blog was a way of me getting words down consistently and frequently.
I became a parent in 2010 and this changed my life. I started to tentatively write about being a mother, especially a working mother, and this has become my outlet, as well as seemingly helpful to many other mothers.
As I progress through this amazing and frustrating and humbling journey called life, I have other moments of epiphany, and also many many struggles. I write honestly about these struggles, because I know life can be hard, and I don’t want anyone to think that I have it all together. Perhaps through my honesty, you too can learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, and breathe.
I’ve learned so much through blogging, and I hope these help you. Thank you for reading! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love hearing from my readers.
Disclaimer: Sure, I’m a GP and I do offer health “advice”, but this is of a general nature. It is not intended to replace a consultation with your own doctor. Having a one-on-one consultation is completely different from reading a few lines on a blog by a GP who does this in her “spare time”. I also write about my “musings on motherhood” and my parenting journey, but I am not a parenting expert. I am, however, very happy to hear from you and your personal stories, as it’s always a great delight to hear that people are ACTUALLY READING WHAT I WRITE. Really. But please don’t substitute my ramblings for actual medical advice. x