LIFE LATELY: I feel like I say this every single week, but this week has gone by so fast. There were serious ups and very serious downs, but thankfully I got through it all and I’m on the other side. I’m proud of myself for being social (I have introverted tendencies) and seeing two of my good friends. Other than that I’ve been busy getting my life in order, studying and also just trying to fit in some self-care with a bit of relaxing. After a few recommendations, I’m currently in the process of watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. By the way, it can be triggering for those who have experienced suicide or depression in any capacity. Personally, I really really like it. I heard it got mixed reviews online but I’m waiting to finish the season before I draw any conclusions (and before I read any commentary on it so no spoilers please). Honestly I’m so exhausted because I’ve been staying up really late trying to watch this. Hopefully I finish the season before my internal medicine rotation starts next week because I really don’t think staying up late and binge-watching is going to be conducive to my productivity.
AROUND THE BLOG: I visited LACMA and the Urban Lights Exhibit for the first time. If you didn’t know, LACMA is a popular museum in LA (and its the home of the famous street lamps that everyone takes pictures in front of). I won’t go into detail about it because I talked all about my experience in this post here. I will say though that I highly recommend you go even if you’re not an artsy person.
LA LIVING: This past 4th of July I spent it with my friend Brittany watching one of the many fireworks displays across Los Angeles. Unfortunately, they weren’t the best fireworks display but the company was fun and I’m glad she invited me. I also visited LACMA for the first time (more about that here) with my friend Chelsea. Lastly, my cousin is visiting me and we’ve been doing all the touristy things in LA. I took her to Sawtelle (Little Japan) the other day and she had her first boba (bubble tea) and ramen. It was fun exploring with her and after stuffing our faces we went to Daiso which is this little Japanese store that sells a bit of everything. Almost everything is $1.50 so it’s really easy to not walk out with something. We got random face masks and beauty products to have a spa night this week. We were supposed to try a yummy dessert shop in the neighborhood for dessert however on our way there, the power went out. I used to live around that side of town and blackouts were pretty common, especially in the summer. Thankfully, the garage I parked my car in had back up generators so I was able to get my car out with no problem. I heard the power came back fairly quickly so I kind of regret not waiting it out, however I’ve been in blackouts that lasted hours and I couldn’t be certain how long this one was gonna last. Plus it didn’t seem like a good idea to be standing in the middle of pitch black Los Angeles streets.
WHAT I’M READING: I’m still reading the same Jen Sincero book from last week. Honestly, its taking me so long because I’m just not loving it. It’s good, but I don’t love it. I will finish it though and hopefully it gets better as I get deeper into the book.
A while back I was listening to a podcast and they mentioned a book called #HowToBreakIntoVC. It’s only $2.99 on kindle and I was intrigued so I downloaded that and have been reading it on my phone when I’m out and about and waiting in line in stores and such. If you want to be an entrepreneur and eventually raise venture capital funds OR if you want to go into VC, then this book would be really helpful for you. It’s good at breaking down the lingo of VC and giving a solid foundation about the topic. I’ve learned so much and it really walks you through VC basics. I’m reading it for fun now, but it would be a good book to have as a reference or for those new to the VC world. I know a few of you have emailed me about sharing similar entrepreneurial interests as me so I’d highly recommend this book to you guys.
AROUND THE HOUSE: I cleaned my apartment because my cousin is in town, but I didn’t do anything crazy with decor. I’m not really in the mood to do much. I’ll be spending most of my time in the hospital starting next week, so does it really matter what my house looks like anymore? I did see some cute housewares from when I went to Daiso. They have adorable food storage containers that are smaller than standard size and I may go back and get them. I heard that eating on smaller plates and bowls help control portion sizes so I want smaller containers to pack my lunch in.
MEDICINE: Internal Medicine is starting next week. I’m excited but not excited at the same time. I’m excited to learn BUT I’m not excited to study all the time and work all the time. My one prayer is that I can be disciplined with my time management and get enough sleep. I had a “call to action” on an Instagram post to solicit for advice for that rotation. So far I hear Pocket Medicine is great, finish UWorld at least 1 time, and just try to study as much as I can. If you have any more tips, I’d love to hear them down below.
I hope this was a good one for you. Because my cousin is here, this upcoming week will be fun. I’m going to start “training” myself to sleep early and wake up early. I think I will be leaving my house around 5:30am each day and I am NOT a morning person, so we’ll see how this goes.