Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A thousand different directions

I am realizing once again how long it has been since I posted anything here, and once again I know why. I hardly have time for the people and things in my "real" world, that to chronicle them here barely happens. I am studying for my first round of board exams. I am beginning to think about getting a real job (in a year). I have gotten my first paper published, am working on a second, and have about three more research projects in the works. I gave a talk to a group of neurosurgeons today (scary bunch, those) and it went really well. I was also asked to peer-review an article for an international journal. Things have been going amazingly well for me this year, just at a break-neck pace.

All that being said, this week will be the last of my 20s. Next Tuesday I will turn 30. I'm not freaking out about it like some of my friends have as I feel like I am at a comfortable place in my life with regard to my career and my personal life. I'm feeling more a sense of reflection of the things I have done and a turning point; a chance to set an intention for the next ten years. I'm excited, anticipatory. I feel like the best things are yet to come in my life, and for that I feel extraordinarily lucky.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NAMASTE Giveaway!

You absolutely must check out Knit Purl Gurl's blog for a giveaway of a fantastic Namaste Hermosa bag! I was lucky enough to get a Namaste bag for Christmas a couple years ago (one that's no longer available). It's great, it's just not big enough anymore. Enter Knit Purl Gurl, with her awesome giveaway of the Hermosa bag: check it out! She's got a great blog, too.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Protein powder a-whey

Ok, sorry, I couldn't help myself. But you really must check out this delicious giveaway from The Healthy Everythingtarian, of some very interesting-looking Tera's Whey protein powder packets. I'm trying to bring more protein into my life, and these seem like a tasty way to try!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thinking about life

I've been doing a lot of thinking about Life lately. I'm sure it comes from working on the brain tumors/pediatric tumors service for two months now. It seems so unfair sometimes, it seems so short. Other days, it seems so miraculous it makes me want to cry (and I do). There are days that are really hard, but you still come away feeling like a good doctor, that you helped people. And, there are days where nothing, absolutely nothing is right.

But every job is that way sometimes, isn't it?

I guess what these past months have got me thinking about, in my own life, is that it's going by fast. I'm growing up, things are going by me. I need to stop now and then and enjoy them. I need to stay in touch, with myself, my husband, my friends and family.

In the grand scheme of things, it can all be lost, so quickly. Even all this hard work, all this intelligence I work so hard to gather, this career I'm working so hard to build. I see it lost in people. The things you don't lose are the ones who love you, the ones who you love back. When you're lucky, you don't lose too much of yourself, either.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Orange Swirls

Undergrad Fab Giveaway!!!

Please go visit the fabulous Undergrad Fab and check out her amazing HANDMADE and GOODIE-STUFFED handbag giveaway. It is gorgeous and funky and you seriously need this bag. So go see her blog and her enviable style, and her amazing sewing and designing skills. And maybe win that bag for yourself!