Hi from Philly! I flew in with my parents last night (which was so weird - hadn't travelled with my parents since high school!) and my brothers and sister-in-law had arrived earlier in the day. It's the first time we're all together since my little brother's wedding in May! I can't wait to see one of my oldest and best friends get married, and of course to dance the night away with other friends I haven't seen in forever. Hope you all have a fun weekend planned - maybe some good Fall . . .
First, y'all rock. Thanks for your comments on yesterday's post! I will try to share more "real thought-y" type posts like that! I'm feeling totally uninspired by fall fashion. Not that there isn't cute stuff out there, but so much of it is super trendy and will go out of style soon, or is completely impractical for my hospital-based lifestyle. I've been crushing hard on GAP lately, though!! Sometimes their pieces are a little too simple, even for me, but this year I'm really feeing it. PS - . . .
Forgive me while I ramble for a bit... What is it about the number 30? Every other year my birthday has been exciting, but suddenly I feel like I'm supposed to dread this one. I think turning 30 is an even bigger deal for me because I'm surrounded by younger classmates. And even though I attempt to combat it, I've definitely felt some of the society pressures leading up to my big 3-0. On a practical level, I feel like turning 30 means my clock is ticking. I'd love to have a family some . . .
Happy weekend, friends! If you've been following along with my Insta-stories, you know that I am so happy that I have Saturday off! 3rd year is strange because they tell us we are allowed up to 3 days off for illness, etc, in each rotation, but usually they make you makeup any days you miss. So basically no days off. I have a friend's wedding next weekend (that I'm playing my harp at, which is so fun!) which means I'd be missing a weekend day of work. I was expected to have to work 13 days . . .
Whenever I visit a new city, I search for the best workouts and fitness studios to try when I'm there. And usually I have no luck! I always just have to google search and see what I can find nearby, or I put a search out on social media to see if anyone has recommendations. So today I am sharing a list of my favorite workouts in St. Louis. Maybe locals will read and try something new, and I certainly hope some visitors will give these spots a try. There are plenty more I have never tried, . . .
Most of you probably know that I am now a Beautycounter consultant, but I haven't shared much about my feelings about the role and the company. Selling things generally makes me feel icky. I've said no to a million requests to enroll with different fitness, skincare, clothing companies over the years. Even when I worked in advertising in my former life, the idea that I was asking people to buy things didn't make me feel good. Having some sort of online business is all the (often obnoxious) rage . . .
Hey friends! I started my second block of Internal Medicine this week, and I'm at a different hospital just a few miles away from the med school. It's so different and way less busy, hence me having some time study AND blog tonight!! More on that in a sec, though. First I want to quickly recap my New York City trip this past weekend! New York City My boyfriend grew up near New York City, so I wanted to use my weekend off to go explore with him. We had a big flight debacle (which you may . . .
I started uploading photos for this post, and realized my new white blouse is getting LOTS of use! It's one of those that I hesitated to buy because I don't *need* any new clothes, but it was on sale (still is!) and I'm really glad I went for it. I didn't have a nice white blouse, so it has quickly become a staple. Here are a few work outfits I've worn lately. My current mission is figuring out how to transition work clothes into fall and winter. The hospital is super warm in the winter from . . .
My biggest trouble with workout shoes is finding something that has enough arch support for when I run, but is lightweight and versatile for weights and fitness classes. When I go to the gym I like to run and lift, and I definitely don't want to change shoes in between. I shared my over-pronator challenge with the fit specialist at the New Balance store and she immediately got to work finding me my dream shoe. I've been to fancy running stores and been fitted for shoes before, but this . . .
I don't have any revolutionary messages to share with you on my 7 year blogging anniversary. Just wanted to pop in and say thank you. I can't believe that I'm still doing this. I can't believe all the cool opportunities I've gotten and that people actually read what I write. I am so grateful to have this space to express myself, using writing as therapy, and share my life with you all. It has without a doubt made me better. If you have any questions, requests, or feedback I am more . . .