Friday, March 20, 2015

Catching up

I'm more than halfway through my second stint at the Charity Ward. Time goes by very fast, especially when one has a lot of things in mind. It is, I suppose, better the second time around, though the transition from the Medical ICU to the Ward (which is really an extension if the ICU, if you think about it) wasn't as smooth as I'd expected.

But enough about residency.

I haven't read a single non-academic book in the past month. It feels different, and I miss my books sorely. I'm thankful, though, for an assignment given me to condense one of John Owen's books. It's going to be published in a local magazine soon; I shall give you the details later.

I'm sorry, too, for the fact that I haven't written anything much here. This may well be the most quiet period of this website. But thanks for always checking. I can explain. Of course, there's the fact of residency and all the hard toil that comes with it. There's also the fact that I don't have internet connection where I now live. I like it that way. There is a sense in which disconnectedness brings about peace of mind and extra-productivity. The Web is a black hole, and it is wise to not spend more time than is necessary.

People ask me if I'm enjoying residency. Of course not—it's not something that can be taken lightly. The responsibility of taking care of a life can weigh me down. But I feel that I am where I should be, and I praise and thank the Lord for daily sustaining me.

How have you been?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No internet and you like it?!! Que horror! Hehe. Part of my work depends on being connected online so I can't imagine it but for you I can imagine being offline to be relaxing indeed.

Fri Mar 20, 11:33:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

I do, actually. I get to read more books and be more productive. You can't seem to part with your work, so you must really like it. I can't imagine doing online work, though—the distractions are enormous, and I don't think I have that kind of focus.

Sat Mar 21, 04:19:00 PM GMT+8  

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