Printers

It was an early Saturday morning. My very first weekend shift as a junior doctor. Usually we start with rounds, on the paediatric wards as well as on the neonatology wards. But this morning wasn’t like any other morning. I got a call saying an ambulance would arrive in 5 minutes, with a 7-year old girl…

Perfectionism, it ain’t all that

“Fear is just perfectionism in really good shoes.” A quote from Elizabeth Gilbert I read the other day. That’s exactly what it is. When we have job interviews we mention it as ‘a bad habit’ secretly hoping and knowing that the interviewer sees it as something positive. It means you do your best and strive…

Loving human resilience

One of my most favourite things in this world is human resilience. The capacity to choose growth and hope and love after shit hits the fan. Literally everyone has that capacity and I love that. Not always easy, sometimes very, very far from easy, but everyone has it. Growing up I have learned that the…