I’m a doctor from Adelaide, Australia. This blog is a series of short stories from my life. Some posts are overtly about spirituality, others are not.
I grew up going to a local church since I was a kid. But church was mainly an outlet for me to hang out with nice people and make friends outside of school. A lot of it was ‘going through the motions’.
In 2010, a series of bizarre and unusual things occurred in my life that I couldn’t explain. I felt God in my life in a real and personal way for the first time and became a Christian. I intensely studied the Bible and had a really enjoyable 2 years.
In 2012, my sister suddenly and unexpectedly committed suicide. In a coincidence, I was creating this blog on the same day it happened. It became a place for me to express my raw emotions during the worst time of my life.
Over the next few years, I continued writing as a way to process grief, and the problems I faced during medical school. I somehow managed to continue my studies and passed all my exams over the next few years.
In 2015, I graduated and got married. I worked as a doctor for a couple years in hospital. There were great times. I made some friends for life and had some unforgettable experiences. But there were also very bad times. I was bullied at work. I was forced to give up all of my holidays/leave. Lawyers became involved. It was a bad time. I became burned out and exhausted. I almost quit medicine. I was sad and confused. I also realised that I was still grieving and confused about my past.
In 2018, I deferred my training to be a GP (Family Doctor) to take a year off. I spent a year travelling the world with my wife to work through things and get some space. Whilst travelling, I asked a lot of questions of the world and of Christianity.
In 2019, I started work again as a GP trainee and completed my training in 2021. I now currently work part time as a qualified GP and part time in teaching at the University of Adelaide.