About Me

Hi, I'm Naomi, nice to meet you.

I began this blog back in 2008 when I burnt out pretty spectacularly from my job as a GP working in Aboriginal Health. I did a bit of healing and took a year off work and went travelling through South East Asia for almost seven months, then returned back to work.

I don't really talk about work, mainly because it's such a complex issue that I find impossible to articulate without making simplistic generalisations. Also, my blog is about me expressing the other side of me, the creative side, the downtime from the stress of the day job. It's not that I don't like my job or that I am anything but passionate about what I do, but it's all too easy for doctors to be seen in such a one dimensional way. Guess what? I'm a person too!!

I love travelling, and after spreading my wings a bit more over the last 5-6 years I'm actively saving my pennies in order to retire early and go see the world. And share it with you all of course.

In the interim, I'm still travelling, because I'd go mad if I didn't, and without a fella or kids I've got less baggage.

While I'm waiting, I'm continuing to landscape my beach house, doing a few renovations, and slowly uploading pictures and stories of past travel that I did back in my 20s. And writing the occasional opinion piece.

And then there's Hazel. To find out about her you have to read her page.


  1. Can understand your burnout, I worked a few contracts nursing in the outback, more rural than Aboriginal health, but I know the demands it makes of doctors. Glad you are doing well now