But I am scared, to actually make that plunge.
Scared to leave (what if I want to come back?), scared to leave the income (yes, I know FM doc's do not make anywhere near specialists, but my income allows us a very comfortable lifestyle but we do not depend on it), scared I might get bored being at home full-time, scared what the next step holds for me. I often dread looking at my schedule, another day of people complaining to me all. day. long. and what seems like endless patient emails and phone calls to answer after listening to all the complaining. I have always felt it a gift to share in peoples lives, but after doing this for 10 years, it is frankly boring. I never thought being a family medicine doctor would be boring, but honestly, it is.
Anyone else experience this? I am a positive and upbeat person (my glass is always half full no matter what the situation is) and I wish I loved my job more but maybe that is unrealistic. Maybe a job is just a job, no matter what the profession is?
I already only work 3 days a week and the "firm" does not allow doctors to decrease any further so that is off the table.