Bon jour, Dr Taher, and happy belated 18th ‘birthday’ on here!
This is a sad piece, and I can certainly understand your position. But in a way, I can relate to it.*
The fact that you are pediatrician but don’t take enjoyment out of it is a shame. And what’s worse, I guess that was one of the few directions you had left after you mistakenly thought the ENT path was the one you wanted to take. From what I see, you were misguided in more ways than one.
Some of us don’t ever really find out what we want to do with our lives, and for me, at 55, I’m pretty sure it’s too late. I look back on it now, and I have my regrets for not writing books and becoming the author I was always told I could have been. I don’t know if I would have been a successful author, but at that time I was young and married with two daughters, and it just wasn’t something I could afford, or take a chance on without bringing in real money. I had a family, and so I decided to be a blue collar worker working in wood mills (which really wasn’t too bad since I’d been around wood all my life at that point).
My point is, don’t look too harshly on yourself for making the decisions you made! Besides, as you said with that last word in your piece about not having your dream job (YET), it’s not too late!
Great spelling and grammar, but I did spot one tiny niggle:
"Here you are, you twerp!"(.)
*My dream job was to become a journalist working at a newspaper, but when it finally happened, I found out it was the job from HELL! Maybe I didn’t give it enough time, but they had me writing political articles (it was an election year), and that was the LAST thing I wanted to write about! One good thing about it was that I managed to write a human interest story about an 80 year-old man finding his baseball mitt that was stolen from him when he was 16 back in the 1940s. That baseball mitt, and my article above it (with my byline [name]), are still in the small town’s museum to this day!
Kee ponw ritin gon, Dr Taher, and may you have many more wonderful ‘birthdays’ on WdC!