When I started this blog a little over a year ago, I wasn’t really sure where my life was going. I hadn’t been accepted at a medical school yet, and my back-up plan was to get a Ph.D. in either evolutionary theory or psychology. My Master’s is in evolutionary developmental biology, and I love evolution, but I didn’t really want to spend large chunks of time on digs halfway around the world. If I hadn’t gotten into med school, my other plan was to leave the scientific world entirely and become an editor at one of the big video game publications out in San Francisco. GameSpot gave me a tremendous opportunity to experiment with some freelance writing and I got 5 or 6 reviews out in the short time I worked for them. It was an amazing opportunity that I really appreciated and now sorely miss. The entire reason this blog exists is because I wanted a place to keep all of my video game-related thoughts and essays; a sort of online portfolio, if you will. Now that a year has passed and my life has completely shifted back toward my original goal of medicine, I’m not quite sure what I want to do with Doctor Fishypants.
I have no doubt that medicine is what I want to do with my life. I’ve known that since I was a child. But I also love playing video games, following the industry, and writing about those experiences. Now that my free time is extremely limited, I’m finding it difficult to balance the two – especially when it comes to this blog. I don’t really know who reads Doctor Fishypants (or if anyone reads it), what they’re interested in, or how I should balance personal, medical, and video game content. Maybe I should work on having the time to keep updates on some sort of regular schedule before I worry about what I should put in those updates. I should start by updating my information and some of the links. A lot of it is outdated. But that will have to wait for another bout of procrastination. That shouldn’t take too long.