(A note: Podcast post for Tuesday — I’ll go back to the Summer in September posts tomorrow.)
As Sarah and I plan out our second year of podcasts, we’re listening to the feedback we receive. A surprising number of people have told us that they like the episodes where we just chat about a topic. So, with that in mind, we bring you today’s episode on mistakes and setbacks. Like everyone we’ve learned some lessons the hard way with work and life. A few:
Sarah did not actually want to earn a PhD. She entered a combined MD/PhD program many years ago and then realized that this was not the way to go — she was much happier seeing patients than running experiments (to say nothing of wanting to be younger than 35 when she started practicing medicine). So she had to figure out how to extricate herself, and as a result she was one year behind her husband in medical school, causing some headaches for residency placements (but they made it work!)
I am not a personal finance expert. While I enjoyed writing All the Money in the World, this was a bit of a career detour as I realized I’m not nearly as excited about money — certainly the frugal aspects of it — as I am about time. We go through a long list of my career-detour books.
Don’t take a 14 month old to Disney World. As Sarah put it, they were hemorrhaging money and they were miserable. Good times!
We should have started this podcast in 2014! But hey, there’s that proverb that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. We’re glad we did this in 2017 at least.
There are more! So please give the episode a listen and let us know what you think.