Woody is 50 year old surgeon who is retired from his private practice and still doing contract and volunteer medical work. He is in a long term marriage with grandchildren he enjoys. He is very active, traveling, flying, enjoying his family and various projects he undertakesWoody
What does thriving mean to you?
It’s nice to get up in the morning – I’ve got a nice family I enjoy people – the way you lead your life. Doing what you want to do.
How do you know when you are thriving?
Example when in the military –proposal offered? go to Alaska – take this opportunity. To practice surgery- where is the best place to go – Raleigh, NC?? Raleigh like Alaska – got to take opportunities. Got to have your people, family. Flying – an opportunity, challenge. Read a lot. Church goer – it’s the same anywhere in the world.
Describe experiences when you are thriving?
Certainly happiness, traveling, the way you lead your life. Doing a good job at first practicing medicine, doing what you want to do, money is not my definition, being with the grandchildren
In what aspects of your life are you thriving?
There is a certain contentment… Keep learning…that’s why I don’t want to really retire…..got my helicopter license….something to look forward to….always doing a project.