Protocol Snow

Midway point

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In my line of work, 60 hours is considered a light week. I am halfway through my first year of residency and have learned tons, both medically as well as personally. The benefits of an internal medicine (IM) residency are that the field is tremendously broad and you can find niches that cater to your interests as well as lifestyle. For IM doctors who want to make a lot of money, cardiology and gastroenterology are generally speaking the well-known juicy targets but of course they pay for it in terms of time commitment and stress. It’s crystal clear that what’s important to me isn’t money but free time to pursue my hobbies. This was a lesson I learned the hard way my very first week, when I was stuck in MICU, completely exhausted, working near 80 hour weeks. Stories for another day… =)

Estes Park Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park roadtrip Refreshingly delicious air of Estes Park in Colorado, on the way into Rocky Mountain National Park

Anyway, that’s just a preamble to say I’ve been quite busy and one of the first casualties was this site, obviously. A lot has changed since I last posted. Got my first smartphone with a data plan (Nexus 4!!), moved into my new house, became wiser, stronger, faster. Lots and lots of material to chew on for Unfortunately, I don’t have a ghost writer so updates will come when they come. I don’t know if I’ll ever resume a regular posting schedule, but I’ll do what I can. Following my Twitter account is probably the best way to keep up with what I’m into, thanks to the low commitment of a tweet vs. full blog posts. That’s the sad reality!

Monument Valley The View hotel Sandstone Butte Sunrise roadtrip Sunrise at Monument Valley, Arizona from The View hotel

I’ve only recently had the chance to edit my roadtrip photos from June 2012(!) and sent them to my parents, so here’s a few more photos to whet the appetite. More to come, hopefully soon!

US Air Force National Museum Dayton Ohio shark planes roadtrip Long-lost family members meet at US Air Force National Museum in Dayton, Ohio

Antelope Canyon roadtrip Mystical shades of Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Arches National Park sunset roadtrip Catching the sunset in Arches National Park, Utah

Grand Canyon lookout point roadtrip Grand Canyon, Arizona

Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas view Bellagio fountains roadtrip View of Bellagio Fountains from my hotel room balcony in Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

Las Vegas traffic roadtrip Las Vegas traffic

 roadtrip What a wonderful, peaceful end to the roadtrip. I can watch the Bellagio Fountains forever

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February 7th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

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