I'm finally getting another Day In The Life post up! This time I'm sharing what a day on an inpatient pediatrics team is like. I had no idea what to expect day to day before I started medical school. I hope this gives you a better idea of what life is like as a 3rd year, and shows you that I definitely don't have it all together! I'm still working on trying to "fit it all in." ;) Day In The Life: Inpatient Pediatrics 4:50am: First alarm. snooze! 5:00am: Second alarm. I'm up! Microwave a . . .
Twenty 2018 Goals That Could Actually Make Your Life Better Next Year When I first started blogging I felt obligated to come up with some big, impressive resolutions for each new year. Actually, for a while I felt obligated to do that every month, too. Everyone else was doing it, and back then blogging was really just everyone sharing pictures of their food and writing the exact same things. Thank goodness things have changed, because I'm really not a resolution person. They never . . .
The holidays can be a particularly rough time of year for people struggling with an eating disorder. Here are some tips from my own experience and reminders for both the person struggling and their family and friends. I remember when I was 17, just diagnosed with Anorexia a few months earlier, and my nutritionist asked me how I planned to handle Thanksgiving. I don't think I'd even thought about it. At the time I was on a pretty rigid meal plan, but still of foods that I deemed "safe." . . .
Subtitle: One of the many reasons why MS3 year is hard The first two years of medical school are like the school we're used to growing up. You have class, you have tests on a specific subject, you get your grade and move on to something else. Then third year begins. Third year we are thrown into the hospital. It's what we came to medical school for and it's where the true bulk of the learning happens. But it also means rotating through different specialties every 8 weeks, and different . . .
Finding the perfect, didn't-know-I-had-to-have-that gift for someone is so much fun for me. I keep a list of gift ideas going on my computer all the time -- I just love it! Last year I made a gift guide for students, and I'm updating it with more ideas these year. I split this year's into gifts for class, gifts for studying, and gifts for study breaks, and based it on things my friends and I use, appreciate, or would really love to have. You can't go wrong with any of these! Happy . . .
Happy Friday!! How was your week?? Mine was pretty busy with events every night. That makes it fly by, but means I didn't have enough time to study! This weekend will be ALL about the studying - our respiratory final is next Friday. Last night I got to go to the Cardinals game with some friends. It might be the last game I see this season - the wild card race is looking kinda iffy for us! But it was an exciting walk-off win and a great night with friends. Here are my Friday Favorites . . .
Yesterday was just one of those days. Just when I thought I was finished with my yucky cold, I woke up feeling like it had gotten worse again. I was foggy for most of the morning, but had a ton of work to do for my impending harp gig and neurology test. I unexpectedly had to deal with some friend issues (Wish I could share, but that wouldn't be cool. Just know it's not at all fun.) And then I started cranking away on some lectures. I started to get really anxious. I could actually feel . . .
I am exhausted!! Anyone else? All of us? Some of my meetings ran long this past weekend, which cut into my study time, which means I didn't get as much done as I needed to and now I'm playing catch up all week. I'm actually not going to class this week, which isn't normally my style. Instead I'm choosing to go through the recordings of the lectures really slowly so I have time to look things up and make sure I get it fully before moving on. Neurology is intense!! Lots of looking at slices . . .
This first week back at school has been so fun! Breaks are almost sad because everyone is gone -- I love my friends and classmates and have so much fun with them, even if means being in classes and studying a lot too:) I'm glad everyone is back! Wednesday night I tried a new restaurant - Lulu's Local Eatery. It's all vegan which brings me back to my vegetarian days when I would have been all over this place. Even though I eat everything now, I still love trying creative foods and think vegan . . .
This morning I took a class at Jiva Yoga here in Hilton Head with my little brother's girlfriend. At the beginning of the class the instructor shared a quote with us: "You can't be greedy while you're grateful." At first it sort of went in one ear and out the other as a cliched Thanksgiving quote, but then something hit me: For as happy as I am right now, I can easily get taken to a jealous place. Mostly I get jealous of friends my age that are happily settled in their careers, in stable . . .