A much needed refocusing on Why I Blog, including a discussion on how I lost my blogging focus and how I'm getting it back right now! _________________________________________ I've spent a lot of time recently thinking about my career and what I want my life's work to be. My clerkships are wrapping up and I'll apply for residency later this year, so it's time to narrow things down and make a decision. I've been very introspective -- thinking about my goals, my purpose, what I want my . . .
Thank you all so much for your responses to my reader feedback survey. I didn't expect as much input as I received, and truly appreciate you helping me move this space forward in a positive and effective way. Feedback is not always easy. I have to get it all the time in medical school, and I can't think of a single person that gets excited about feedback sessions. However it's so necessary for growth and progress, so I thank you for being honest with me. I've spent a lot of time thinking on . . .
A 2017 Reader Feedback Survey to make Fitting It All In better for you next year I hate to admit that I haven't done this yearly, but I'm actually getting your feedback on the blog with a survey for 2017. As my time becomes more and more accounted for, I really want to make sure I'm using it to give you content that you enjoy. Sure, some of this blog is still just fun and an outlet for me, but I think I can blend that with sharing things that help and inspire you. This also will go along with a . . .
Sharing my tips on how and why I balance medical school with working part time jobs, aka "side hustles" "I don't know how you do it all!" I get that a lot. And my initial gut reaction is, "Oh my goodness, I don't!" It's not very common to work during medical school anymore. (My mom worked her way through medical school though!) So, when people see that I also have a blog, Beautycounter business, and teach yoga, I suppose it seems a little crazy. But while I keep myself very busy, I . . .
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 . . .
Another year of blogging in the books! It's always fun to look back at your favorite posts & pages of the year. Some are new this year, but some are older posts that have stayed popular. It's an interesting mix! I spent some time this week optimizing these posts -- new images, better SEO, a few minor edits (mostly taking out stuff about giveaways that isn't relevant anymore.) They're all updated and fresh for the new year. I have to take a moment to thank you all for reading. I've . . .
My blog is 6 years old today! That's so crazy to me. Is there anyone out there that has been around since the early days? Say hi!! The Early Days I started this blog fresh out of college. I had actually started a food blog once during my senior year of college but I didn't share it with anyone. Blogs don't work too well when you're too nervous to have anyone read them ;) I was 22 years old, starting my very first job as a product manager at a national shoe company, and was starving . . .
My last summer break is officially over. Yesterday I started classes again. *weeps* I have such mixed feelings. In one sense, it's so excited to reunite with my class and move closer to the goal, but on the other hand, second year is really stressful. We take a full course load, start a little bit of clinical work, and have step one of our boards exams looming over our heads. We take step one in April, but some people have already been studying for months. Your score on this test really . . .
Welcome to the new Fitting It All In! I'd been wanting a blog redesign for a while now - my last was almost three years ago - but my budget is next to nothing and lots of the designers I love are quite expensive! I got lucky when Amanda announced she was starting blog redesigns and was offering 75% off to her first customers! This wasn't a total custom makeover - I just wanted a cleaner, fresher, simpler look. Amanda reached out to me almost immediately to see what I was going for, sent . . .