It’s me, Theresa.
Two years ago, I had this vision that I would collect all my thoughts in one place that would help doctors and their families, particularly during medical school and residency and fellowship training.
But I didn’t know a thing about blogging. I spent months trying to figure it out. I even came up with blog names like Dr. Dollars and Mrs. Cents (too cheesy?).
Many things kept me from doing it.
- How can I find time to write with a job, husband in training, and 3 young kids?
- What type of expertise would I have with issues I’m still learning?
- How will my blog color my husband’s employers’ perception of him or his chance of matching?
- What if people comment “ur dumb”?
And here’s the biggest fear.
- Will anybody even like my writing?!?!
I always held back.
I mean, clearly I had issues and lacked confidence. There was always a million reasons why I shouldn’t do this.
Finally, now as it’s September 2017, I found my courage. My story could really help somebody.
I braved it so I can help that person.
New blogging adventure
Fast forward to now, I need to come up a template, logo, and all the fun stuff that goes into setting this thing up. So to the drawing board I went.
I had an idea of incorporating a heart (because well, marriage is love) and inside it, an EKG (universally associated with medicine).
See the “o” below.
Concerned that readers might confuse my husband for a cardiologist — which he’s not, he’s interested in GI — I shared with him my concerns and here’s how our convo went down.
Me: Should I make an endoscope into a curly circle instead? Like an “O” shape?Husband: Nobody knows what an endocope is.Me: Sure they do.Husband: Then they’d wonder why there’s poop in the heart.Me: No one’s going to think that!Husband: Then they’ll wonder about flushing out their heart a day ahead before their prep.
That’s how the blog got branded.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my first post.
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I hope your experience here will be informative and fun and that you all have an easier, wealthier, happier medical journey.