Feeling bad this week
Kia ora koutou,
Happy easter / Ka hari Aranga!
I'm feeling bad this week. I promised to release the final newsletter about Cannabis and Glaucoma, but unfortunately, I cannot deliver. Before clicking away, I want to say a big thank you to all those reading up to this point. I really appreciate the feedback so far. If you would like to revisit those topics, I've provided some links below:
This final piece to the puzzle is a bit more complicated than I thought. I need to look into:
the legality of Cannabis in New Zealand and some other countries,
how prescribing works in New Zealand for optometrists,
the actual mechanism of Cannabis,
Cannabis, glaucoma, and its efficacy,
and hit reply if there is anything I should include.
So instead of rushing to get something out there, I've decided to let you know that we have the wait just one more week (or maybe a bit longer...).
In addition to this, I'd like to share some good news. I've approached the eyesonoptics editor about this story on Cannabis and glaucoma, and they would like me to write an article for them on this topic.
There is a good chance that what I write may not be published, but I will enjoy the experience of working with an editor. I also need to interview top New Zealand talents in Glaucoma to catch their perspective. This goes beyond my comfort zone, which is good.
Writing these newsletters and putting them in front of an audience has kept me accountable in researching this topic. So once again, thank you, friends and readers.
Finally, a few weeks ago, I want to mention a loyal reader got back on the topic of optometry and career passion. I wrote about how I was ashamed that this wasn't my first career choice when asked, "Why did you do optometry?" (If you would like to read this, click this link).
It turns out I'm not alone. My reader gets asked this question as well. And their response is: "I got into optometry by chance, and I'm are glad it worked out that way."
I love this—one way to show humility. I'm sure it was hard work over change. And second, being happy with life's opportunities.
Thank you for your words of wisdom. Remember, if you have anything to say, please hit reply. I'm always listening.
I'll leave you with some of my favourite things this week, along with a kindle highlight. Thanks for reading, and I hope you and your family have a safe Easter.
Ka kite anō,
My Favourite Things
Bruno is an ex-racing Greyhound. Timid at first, a four-year-old boy now getting used to a life off the track and being part of a family. We adopted Bruno from Greyhound as Pets only a few weeks ago. Bruno's foster family and adopting team have been helpful in this process. It's a joy to see him warm up to us, and we are looking forward to more happy moments.
Article Keyboard setup for macrons My goal is to incorporate more Te Reo Māori into my writing. The difficulty comes in being able to type macrons (e.g. ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Before, I would search for Teo Reo works to copy vowels with macrons. But thanks to this article, there is an easier way. Simple instructions are given so you can type macron'ised vowels. Even for Linux. All I need to do is press the right-alt key and any vowel, but this will vary from system to system.
Kindle Highlight of the Week
Your first idea is just one of many options. No business goes as planned, so make ten radically different plans. Same thing with your current path in life...
Derek Sivers, Anything You Want