A moment of spontaneity...
a wish for adventure
an urge for freedom
a drive to explore, experience & enjoy
resulted in ...
a care-free click of a button
(maybe even an action of insanity to some)
Insanity or Spontaneity?
It was the first week of February 2017,
otherwise known as the week that the new year drive for change wanes
where many fall in to the trap of monotonous days...
Tuesday's to many people are an insignificant day of the week,
neither marking the beginning nor end of the working week , or even a glimmer of hope half -way!
Yet, it was on a Tuesday that I found myself in an odd position.
I had just left my supervisor's office mid-afternoon
after discussing the project I would be completing in the upcoming 2 week block*
(*time allocated in my timetable away from my usual placement weeks rotating hospitals)
Whilst many would simply be pleased to discover that there hard work had paid off,
and all that was left to do was to edit their piece of writing,
I felt a compelling urge to escape...
A yearning to be careless, young & free...
A feeling so strong I could feel it building on my walk home,
a surge of adrenaline rushing through my veins,
as thoughts ran through my mind
that this may be my only opportunity to escape mid-academic year in Medical school,
For the first time, I wanted to throw myself into the unknown and go with it
before I knew any better I had called my new-found partner in crime,
and threatened to go solo,
packed my carry-on without a clue where we would go,
hopped on a train to meet them after work,
all with a building excitement for my adventure ahead...
No destination in mind. No plans. Nothing.
All I knew was I wanted to explore new territory
discovering a new way of living
& immerse myself in it!
It was in that moment that I wanted to be free from the ties & burdens of being a Doctor in training...
to feel alive