Happy Saturday!! I'm writing to you from my couch. I have a big blanket, a candle lit, and college football in the background. A perfect Saturday!! This past week was a strange one due to working the night shift, and I'm currently attempting to regain a normal sleeps schedule. It hasn't been easy (I was awake in the middle of the night last night) but I'm hoping another day is all it takes. My roommate has been so good about forcing me to wake up even when I don't want to! I'm about to . . .
My week of Labor & Delivery night shifts is over! This was my first time working nights consistently. I'd only ever worked night shifts one-off in the emergency room. My schedule for the week was 7pm-7am and I was pretty nervous as to how my body would handle it. The First Night My first shift started at 7pm on a Sunday night. I had been at a wedding in Chicago that weekend and flew home with just enough time to change clothes, microwave some leftovers, and head to the hospital. . . .
Giving Beautycounter gifts this holiday is making me so excited! There are so many different options, each purchase makes a bigger impact, plus it's the exact type of gift I love giving -- something fun and fancy that lots of people wouldn't think to buy themselves. I'm sharing gift ideas at a variety of price points. You can also mix and match these to fit any type of gift you need. Lots of these options are from the special edition holiday line, so most of it will go away when the . . .
Should you talk about mental health issues on med school applications? This has increasingly become one of my most asked questions. I'm open about my generalized anxiety disorder as well as my history of Anorexia Nervosa. I can't really avoid that fact that my schools and future employers will know since I've written about these things publicly as well as done a fair amount of volunteer and advocacy work that is on my resume. But that's not the case for everyone. I'll share a little about my . . .
Hey friends! Sorry for the delay in this post - the week was pretty busy and then I was in Chicago for a friend's wedding this past weekend. I started Labor & Delivery last week and the evenings were spent getting Beautycounter samples organized and sent. (If you requested some you should be getting them soon! And if you want to get in on the samples in the future, join the Facebook group!)) Now that that's finished, the next five weeks can be all about studying / project / blogging when . . .
Getting queasy in med school doesn't mean you'll be a bad doctor! It happens to a lot of people, and it's totally okay. Here I'm sharing my recent experience. It didn't happen during anatomy when we cut into cadavers every day. It didn't even bother me to watch brain surgery on a little boy, so I figured I was safe. I used to get really squeamish watching videos of surgery or even just watching doctor TV show. Since starting medschool I've told people it is totally different now. . . .
I've been saying I want to write more spontaneous, doesn't take me 5 hours to edit, from the heart posts. So here I go. Let's talk relationships again! I used to hide parts of myself that I thought could be deal breakers or turn offs. In the past, the blog didn't get brought up until things were getting serious. That's not an easy thing to avoid, considering it has been pretty big part of my life for the last 7+ years. I intentionally left it out. I know there is a stigma against . . .
The Nordstrom Fall Sale is going on now through Nov 12th. Guys, being in Boston was TORTURE!! We had to walk through the Prudential Center (a big gorgeous mall) multiple times a day for the conference and everything was so beautiful! I need to stop liking clothes so much. I'm actually trying to be really good about only spending money on quality, classic, staples that I can wear forever. That means lots of neutrals and less trendy stuff, but preppy classic has always been my go-to style . . .
Hello from Boston!! I'm here for the annual AAMC conference (explained more in this instagram post) and it's going really well so far. Yesterday's sessions and discussions were really productive, we've had great talks with the deans of our medical school, and I'm meeting amazing people. This is the tail end of 11 day trip for me - the longest I've been away for years! It worked out perfectly that I was on my two week elective from school at this time. I was able to manage all the . . .
Coming off a post on relationships...let's talk about an amazing date night in NYC! My boyfriend told me a little before my birthday, on the phone when we were both frustrated that plans to see each other had gotten cancelled, that he wanted to take me to a broadway show for my birthday. He had wanted to wait and tell me in person, but decided over the phone would have to do. We both needed the pick me up since we were kinda down about not being together. He had to tell me because he . . .