Life After Residency

Well, it may come as no surprise to you that in between my last post and now, I’ve continued to move through chief year at full throttle. There’s never a shortage of things to do and situations to take care of. There is always something that we can work to improve upon. There is always […]

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Nonstop

Bruh. I’ve been WORKIN’. At the time of my last post, I was on a more chill, primarily outpatient clinic rotation out in Greensboro, where I was essentially operating as a sick clinic doc. It could get a bit busy at times, but it was overall relatively easy to handle, especially since I was working […]

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Comeback Year

What a year, what a year. I must say, even with some of the major hiccups we all experienced this year, I felt that 2021 was insanely better than 2020 in SO many ways. This year yet another transformative one in both my personal and professional lives. I literally got married a few months ago…MARRIED!! […]

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Relaxed & Focused

I’m back to elective life and maaaannn I most definitely needed this break from the daily grind! I started my radiology elective last week and because most of it is virtual-based learning, I’ve been able to spend some more time at home than usual, which also means that I’ve been able to spend more time […]

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2020: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

THIS HAS BEEN ONE HELL OF A YEAR. Like many of you, that’s pretty much the only way I know how concisely sum up this maniacal year. The palpable hope that we all came into the new decade with very quickly devolved into widespread agony, fear and panic as we marched into the first few […]

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Another New World

Not a ton of new things have happened between my last post and now, so I’ll keep this post relatively short. At least I’ll try to…..those of you who have been following me for some time now already know that I have a tendency of getting carried away in my posts lol. I spent the […]

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Life After Intern Year

If any of y’all just so happened to be wondering if there was any kind of magical transformation or overnight revelation between the last day of intern year and the first day of PGY-2 year (post-graduate year 2), let me go on ahead and hit you with a newsflash. There is no magical transformation. There […]

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The Duality of Weariness & Hope

Y’all. Life has become exhausting as of late. I’m tired of the endless murdering of innocent Black Americans by the people who are supposed to be sworn to protect us. I’m tired of the constant cycle of death, peaceful protests, injustice in the judicial system, public outrage, riots, shifting of media attention, and complacency that we […]

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The Insidiousness of Burnout

Yeah I know, it’s been a while since my last post. To be honest, other than switching from my NICU rotation to my current general pediatrics/nephrology/endocrinology inpatient rotation, not much has changed in the time between my last post and now. We are all still practicing a whole lot of physical distancing in the midst […]

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Working In A Smaller World

If there’s one thing that the Neonatal ICU has been good at, it’s keeping my mind from dwelling on the pandemic. I’ve just been so busy these past couple of weeks while working my daily 12-13 hour shifts in the NICU. The days are long and usually leave me exhausted by the time I get […]

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