I love medicine. Every time I visit my doctors, I grab for the JAMA (journal of american medicine) rather than the other magazines and pour over it. I wish I had had the chemistry grades and the ability to be two things--a doctor and a writer. I would have been a neurologist, or an obstetrician or a hematologist, or maybe I would have done research. Of course, I also love science and sometimes I wish I had become an astronomer or a physicist, too. I suppose you could say I get to dip into all of those subjects being a writer, but really, you know it isn't the same.
I read recently about the wife of an old friend who, in her 40s, was going to med school to be a nurse. It's a great career, and there is constant work, and I wonder if that is something I would like, which is why one of my main characters is a neonatal nurse.
But right now, with all this neurological information, I am so excited, I am setting off sparks. And of course, the thing I really want to continue to be is a novelist.