I have been SO tired recently. Being on my feet all day in the hospital is draining. Not only am I physically moving all the time, but I have to be “on” since I’m being evaluated at all times. As someone who has introverted tendencies, this can get pretty draining. Thankfully this weekend I had the opportunity to catch up on some sleep. I “slept in” today and woke up at 8:00am. If you know me you know how crazy this is since I used to be the queen of sleeping in until about 2 or 3pm. I guess these 5am daily wakeups have shifted my internal clock.
I’m so excited because tonight my friend and I are going to the movies. We’re gonna see Girls Trip and I’m really looking forward to it. The plan is to go to church, get some studying in, and then take the evening off to hangout with my friend who I haven’t seen in a while. I’m thankful to have some breaks and mental health days.
AROUND THE BLOG:
I know it’s been quiet around these parts. I am so sorry. I promise I am not intentionally neglecting this space of mine. If you read my newest post on A Day in the Life of Internal Medicine, you’d understand why I’m so exhausted. I’m working about 12 hours (not including 30-40 min commutes each way) almost every single day. By the time I get home, I have so many blog ideas but I’m literally too tired to study let alone write a blog post. However, with that being said, I am trying to do at least 1 post in the week in addition to my Sunday Life Lately’s. Also if there’s something in particular you want to see feel free to ask!
Speaking of asking… I received a few emails in my inbox that are well overdue for a response. If you messaged me and I haven’t gotten back to you, just know I haven’t forgotten about you and I will try my hardest to respond in the upcoming week!
My friend invited me to Griffith Observatory yesterday night for a monthly see the stars at night event. Once a month the observatory is open late at night and has guides to show you have to find stars and use the telescopes. I’ve never been but it sounds really fun. And the best part is it’s free. Even though I didn’t go, I wanted to share here in case someone wanted a fun, free activity to do in LA. Aside from sleeping and working I haven’t really done much else. I think on my next day off next weekend I may do a bit of exploring or something.
WHAT I’M READING:
So I accidentally forgot to return Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes…. so until I find time or remember to go to the library I will be reading it before bed. So far I love it. It’s MUCH better than You Are a Badass but I’ll let you know how I feel about it when I’m done.
AROUND THE HOUSE:
I don’t know how, but my house became a disaster area this past week. Most of my meals were eaten at the hospital so the only items in my sink were water bottles and coffee mugs. I didn’t realize how many beverage containers I accumulated over the years. I hope to get a quick load of laundry in today and finish tidying up a bit before my workweek starts again tomorrow. I didn’t spray paint my furniture like I said I would last week BUT Ijeoma gave me some serious DIY inspiration on her IG stories and I think I know what I want to do with that huge bare wall in my living area…. I can’t wait to try it out!
So as you guys already know, I’m on my Internal Medicine rotation. I am so thankful to be starting with IM because it’s giving me a good medicine foundation for the rest of my rotations. However, the schedule is very painful on my body and joints since I’m standing and walking for most of the day. Thankfully I found the perfect shoes with good support so even if the rest of my body is sore, my feet don’t hurt one bit even though I’m standing on them all day.
I have learned so much in the past 2 weeks. It’s crazy how much my presentations have changed, how I reason through problems, and so much more. I think I said this before, but I really thought I would dislike this rotation. I’m so surprised with how fun I find it and how much I genuinely enjoy it. I have seen so much from cancer to strokes to transplant complications and it’s a humbling experience to be able to learn from my patients.
One thing I love about 3rd year is the fact that I get to “see” what I’m learning about. I recently watched a review lecture on cancer staging and because of having an experience with a cancer patient, the information is stuck in my brain forever. I’m a visual learner so this is so much better than reading a textbook and trying to memorize details without context.
By the way I randomly decided to check my analytics on the blog today and OMG guys my traffic has literally exploded! I’m not sure how but my blog has grown over 500% since last year. Apparently, somewhere around April, May, and June my traffic started spiking and July has the highest numbers ever. I’m not sure what caused this but thank you guys so much for reading! Also special thank you to those of you who check back often to see if there’s any updates, to those of you who comment and send emails/ messages, and to those of you who share my posts on social media. I’m seriously humbled by your support! Analytics and page views aren’t everything but I’m not gonna lie, it does bring me joy that my little blog family is growing beyond my mom and best friends. Thank you again for all the support and if you haven’t already feel free to introduce yourself in the comments or connect with me on social media!