Sleep isn’t much these days.
I just can’t sleep.
I’m heading to Manila on monday then I’m off on a solitary bus ride to Batangas on Wednesday.
I love long bus rides, they wash my mind clean. I’m heading to Mindoro from Batangas. My friends from med school invited me to join their team for a 10-day duty at the provincial hospital in Occidental Mindoro. I hesitated at first but they managed to convince me that it was a good way for me to kill time while waiting for the result of my Doctor to the Barrios application and for that oh so elusive ophthalmology residency in Iloilo.
I just want to be busy again, to feel that I have a purpose in this vast universe.
I actually miss being a doctor. I’ve been more of a freelance writer than a doctor these past months but I love my writing job and the company that I’m working for.
I can feel that itch again, the itch to think, diagnose and to treat people. I miss scribbling on charts and thinking of work-ups and management for my patients. I miss the challenge of medicine. Hah. I can’t believe I’m saying this and I’m actually glad that I feel this way.
Plus, I’ve never been to Mindoro, it’s another first for me 🙂