Thank you so much for our meeting yesterday. I came away from our discussion feeling as if I had been given “permission” to be and accept my true self. I felt a little blue at first, realizing how much of my persona and path has been dictated by the “shoulds”. But taking the first steps in accepting my true wants and interests is starting to feel freeing and energizing.
You had mentioned tele-psychiatry, and my first reaction was the same as it has always been–no way. When I examined my aversion further, I realized it is based entirely on the “shoulds” and image and being a “real” doctor. But the more I consider it, the more it makes sense for me. No commute? Check! No overhead? Check check! Less face-to-face with people? Now you’re talking! I think most of patients would be receptive.
I can see myself moving in a direction to gradually transition my practice to my home, still incorporating and expanding a medical writing venture as well. I have much to consider, but have a renewed vigor for life and for my future. Thank you! I am still looking forward to our upcoming meetings and intend to look at your scheduler ASAP.
- ES, Psychiatrist