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 . . .
Have any of you tried one of the "Escape Room" places? We have them in St. Louis and I always see pictures of people going there for birthdays or just a different night out with friends. I haven't gone yet, but I did get a little feel for it when I hosted a game night. My guy friends play boardgames all the time, but they are some of the trendy complicated ones I've never gotten into. I suggested a bunch of people come over one Sunday night as a way to unwind before a new week of . . .
Happy Monday from Hilton Head! My aunt, older brother and I drove alllllll day yesterday, picked up my parents at the Savannah airport (they were flying from Notre Dame), and finally made it to the island around midnight. My little brother and his fiancé had flown in earlier in the day so we all hung out on the couch with a few drinks and a movie before heading to bed. This weekend is going to be all about bike rides, games, hot tub, and wine. Oh, and a big Thanksgiving dinner of course! . . .
Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I had a GI test this morning and now I'm officially on Thanksgiving break! I head to Hilton Head with my family on Sunday and cannot wait for a week to relax and slow down a little. I definitely need to get studying in for boards, but I'm going to make sure to take lots of down time. It will be one of the last times I can before the crazy studying begins soon! Tom's Of Maine Deodorant I've got a little something different today -- a video! It's been a while . . .
I've been making lots of new yoga playlists for all the classes I teach, but this one has been a favorite in my classes. People stop me after class and say the music was perfect, so I had to share it! It's 55 minutes - perfect for an hour class if you start it after a quiet child's pose like we often do. Or you can just add in one more song to fill out the full hour! Here's the Spotify playlist, too... Enjoy -- leave me a message if you use it! . . .
This past weekend's conference in Seattle was incredible. It was fun, inspiring, engaging, and really impressive. It was my first national conference as my class's rep for the American Association of Medical Colleges, and now I can't wait to go each year. Over 200 representatives from colleges all over the country met to discuss the leading issues in medical education and share ideas about each school's best practices. We had daily meetings as regions (SLU is part of the central region) . . .