It's Friday, I'm finished with classes for the semester, and have a weekend full of celebrations to look forward to -- life is good! Our GI final was today, so I'm now off until January 2nd. My little brother and his fiancé come in town tonight and this weekend we have an engagement party for them, my mom's birthday, and a little early gift exchange since they will be with her family on Christmas. Roomie Christmas picture I'm making a quick trip to Indianapolis and Louisville next week . . .
I just got back from the gym, so let's talk about workouts! Back when I started this blog I was training for half and full marathons, and shared my workout every day. Now I'm much more of a yogi / gym type than a distance runner. To be honest, I don't think my knees could handle the distance running anymore. How sad. //A list of all the workouts I've shared on the blog over the years!// I've really just been doing whatever workouts sound good to me for the past year or two. I obviously . . .
Another Day In The Life today! The last one I posted was an atypical day, so this one is a little more normal. This was actually two Thursdays ago during our first week back after Thanksgiving break. While most students have been cramming for finals, we've actually been in a pretty easy period! We were used to having a test every week in our previous modules, and just two tests in this five week GI class means we have gotten lots of room to breath. I've been able to have way too much fun . . .
I can 100% say I would be thrilled to receive anything off of today's gift guide. If you got a yogi in your life, or perhaps someone wanting to get into yoga, these are the things they need to be all set for their flow. From a good mat and towel, to fancy props, to a fabulous outfit (I am so into all the green this year if you couldn't tell), you can't go wrong! The best gifts to give are the ones they want but would never ask for, right? Here's my Gift Guide for Yoga Lovers: If they're . . .
Med school can be stressful, but I don't want to pretend like I'm any more stressed than other people. I may have different stressors, but everyone has their own worries and anxieties no matter where they are in life. As I've mentioned before, my school is especially focused on student wellness and trying to ease some of the anxiety and depression that medical students are prone to. That can only go so far, though, and so there is still a huge responsibility on students to actively manage . . .
I've got another Day In The Life for you! I got a request for more of these, so I have another one in the works too. I started doing Day In The Life posts so that pre-med students (or just anyone curious) could know what a typical day of med school was like. I had no idea what to expect before I started! What I've learned is that each day is different! We don't have to go to class (our classes are recorded) so I have a lot of freedom in my days. I love that, but it'll end soon when I start . . .
Hi and Happy Friday! Did this week fly for anyone else? Maybe it's because so much of its was errands and catching up on stuff post-Thanksgiving break. Also probably because we don't have a test for a few weeks, so things were not too stressful on the school end for me. We put up Christmas decorations in our house and are getting in the holiday spirit! This weekend I'm babysitting, taking my fav 90 minute yoga class, have a study date with a friend and have a boxing workout class with . . .
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 . . .
What an incredibly wonderful week in Hilton Head with my family. We came down here for Thanksgiving last year, and apparently it's becoming a tradition. Hopefully I'll be able to sneak away for a few days in the coming years, even though I won't have the whole week off. It's so rare that my whole family is together (my little brother and his fiancé live in Minneapolis), so we really value the dinners, movies, games, and laughs together! New games we played: Dixit & One Night . . .
How is everyone? Still full? Out shopping already? My family has never been into the Black Friday shopping. I'm not into early mornings and crazy crowds. But Cyber Monday? That I can get into. I do almost all of my shopping online. And luckily now it's pretty much just awesome sales all weekend, so no need to wait until Monday! I've gathered some of my current favorites for you guys, and I'll be eyeing the sales to see if there are some great steals! Teri put together a "sales" page on . . .