Hi and welcome to UKdoctoronFIRE! I’m not sure why anyone would be interested in who I am but just in case you didn’t click here by accident…
I’m a 27 year old British Born Chinese (aka BBC) guy working in Dundee, Scotland. I happen to be a respiratory and medical registrar working for our NHS.
It’s been about a year since I started this blog and my first aim was to help others pass MRCP no matter what it takes. I remember all the countless days I spent studying for this marathon, including some hours after long 13 hour day shifts and even before night shifts. It was painful at best and torture at worst.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to a battle of attrition.
The second aim of this website is to document my journey towards FIRE, financial independence and retiring early. In the process, hopefully I’ll inspire you to join me.
Both are huge achievements but ironically are abbreviated to just four letter acronyms. To become a registrar in the UK, that is a doctor undergoing “advanced specialist medical training“ you need to possess MRCP so it’s a necessity.
But why pursue FIRE?
I think the reason the concept of FIRE resonates so deeply with me is due to fear. The fear of having no-one to rely on if I fail. You see, my parents were divorced when I was very young so the family situation is in a bit of a shambles. A significant number of people (not exclusively doctors) have parents for “leg up” financially in the form or a house deposit but I’m not one of them. If I want anything in life I need to work for it.
Unlike other FIRE bloggers I don’t intend to immediately quit my job if I achieve FIRE. Instead I see it as more of a safety blanket.
Whether you’re a doctor looking to overcome MRCP or you’re a regular gal or guy like me looking for more financial security, I hope you will join me on this journey.
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