Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share with readers?
I’m thinking about writing a book about my gardening experiences: the life lessons that come from the garden, the various thoughts that occur to me even after a short time there. As I’ve already indicated, gardening is an activity that energizes me, allowing my mind to range free.
What is something about yourself that would come as a surprise to many people?
That I am an introvert at heart. Despite my profession and my social nature with friends, I really am quite shy around people I don’t know, and I’m certainly not one of those who likes talking to groups. In those circumstances, I’m almost always quiet, preferring instead to observe and listen. I think that people I know well, including my patients, would never guess this about me. But after much soul-searching, I’ve come to accept this aspect of myself without wishing I could change. And I help other introverts accept themselves and not think something’s wrong if they need to recuperate after going to a party or prefer to be by themselves.
Although I suppose it wouldn’t be considered surprising that someone who likes to read, garden, and write might tend toward introversion.