Now comes the interesting stuff: I've finished medical school and am currently pursuing a residency in psychiatry. I've decided to take this year off (by choice) before the craziness of residency life begins. As much as I love medicine, I find myself continually drawn to real estate and property in general. I find it something tangible and concrete, as opposed to the abstract and conceptual world of medicine I'm usually in. It's more than just a hobby, as I follow economics and investing as closely as I follow my medical journals. Real estate investing (especially the rehabbing) provides me an outlet for my creative energies. Anyone can take an unlimited budget and make a disaster into a desirable home, but to do it with a budget and create something tasteful and unique, now that takes creativity.