You speak a lot of sense... thanks. The job itself is alright but the hours and stress are pretty insane. Even on the days I get off on time I barely have the energy for anything fun (not that there's alot of opportunity for it).
I guess the problem is that I am stuck at the bottom rung of a training ladder which is years long before it improves.
Maybe I should look into other jobs but it wouldn't solve the problem of lack of sports without moving away tbh.
Right now being a chalet bitch at a french resort seems so appealing!
Hrm being a doctor still in training makes it tricky to change things. You kind of get stuck in that whole problem of 'I've spent too much time and money in this to just leave it', plus if you do tough it out there are some good options at the end of the road.
My sister did that whole route and now she's a radiologist earning bank with pretty good work hours (I suppose radiology is like the dentistry of medicine - earn a lot without the stressful hours), but I also know she was 30 before she finished all the specialized training and got that level of freedom and money.
I suppose one option is you could tough it out 2 more years and move afterwards to a better city/environment to finish anymore training you need to do.
If it makes you feel better, I know people who have been in similar positions but managed to work their way through it and now love their life.
One of my friends went through a year of pre-dentistry grad school, then 3 years of dentistry, took a year off because he had cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy, beat the cancer and came back only to realize he couldn't stand dentistry. He then studied engineering for 3 years before finally graduating at 27.
After all of that ordeal of toughing his way through Uni, he managed to get a 6 figure job working in the mines with large guaranteed raises every year and he works 7 days on, 7 days off (meaning he gets 1 week paid vacation to do whatever he wants every second week). He now spends his free time buying and riding high end motorbikes during his off week.