About this blog…
You are born, and that is the first page of your book. It might be similar to a lot of other first pages…but it’s yours alone. There is a last page to your book, too. It is often remarkably similar to many others’ last page, but again, it’s completely yours.
In between the first and last pages of your book are chapters. These chapters, or memories, were often created during distinct times in your life. Remember… your high school years? Your college years, or your first real love? Your trip to Iceland, or the summer you lived in Greece? Or how you handled the social distancing of COVID-19?
How many chapters can you have? Not infinite, certainly…but the number can be surprisingly large…and it’s up to you to create them.
Next Chapters is all about the inspiration of creating a Next Chapter, beginning with the next chapter of my own life. I’ve left the job I had for 26 years and taken a job as an internal medicine specialist in Dunedin, Zealand. My timing was fortuitous, leaving a country being ravaged by the coronavirus for the near-COVID-19 free islands of New Zealand. Lucky me.
I am a different person to different people. I am a husband, a father (to 3 boys…now, all men), a physician, a photographer, a teacher (of mostly medicine), a coach (water polo), and should you be a trout, a fly fisherman. Don’t worry, it’s unlikely I’ll catch you (I’m not that skilled…yet), and even if you’re unlucky enough to mistake the fly I toss your way for a real one, I will gently place you back into the water. At first glance, there are a lot of chapters in my life…perhaps that’s true. But I’d like more, and this is a good start.
Please join me as I begin this next chapter of my life: it should be an adventure. I hope you find inspiration here, and more importantly, my ambition is the inspiration will flow in both directions.