Focus can be an especially difficult thing for a middle aged women with ADD, LOL!!! But it's something I constantly have to work on. So in thinking about the health Informatics(HI) versus Bioinformatics(BI) it occurs to me that changing to HI means I'm no longer a few classes away from being ABD, needing only to complete a dissertation to have a PhD. But honestly, I'm sooooo adverse to ANYTHING having to do with the lab or lab work right now. I also know I need to separate my current angst being in the lab from my future PhD, but it's just not the easiest thing to do right now. Especially since I haven't had any recent feedback about gigs in Bioinformatics.
On the new job front, I had 2 phone interviews last week, one for a lab manager position and the other for a cancer gig. Why I even bothered to interview for the Lab manager position I don't know, so I asked to have my name withdrawn from consideration. The cancer gig would have been sweet, but my interviewer didn't think I had enough experience in one area, so I'm back to spending part of my weekends looking for new gigs. And that's okay, everything in it's own due time!!!
The most frustrating thing I deal with these days is the realization that I feel 180 degrees away from what I really want to be doing right now and that's studying medicine. But I keep telling myself that my time isn't as far away as I think it is, that I just have to continue to be patient and take in all the lessons God is teaching me right now. A few weeks ago, I received an invite from a med school to attend a regional meeting of medical schools recruiting students and turned down the invite. Why? I've been out of work a LOT lately, and don't have leave time available to attend on a week day. Besides the fact I'd feel a little uncomfortable saying that I'm really looking to apply next summer instead of this summer, when the expectation was that I would apply this year after my Sept 2011 MCAT exam.
So I guess that's about it for now, I'm supposed to get some good news relating to my career in the middle of this week, so I'll post as soon as I do!!