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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Blessings From A Distance

Hey y’all! I hope you’re continuing to stay safe and healthy in the midst of these challenging and unpredictable times! While social distancing continues to SUCK, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with just how dedicated my fellow healthcare workers are to helping combat COVID-19. Even with a pandemic staring us straight in our faces, we have […]

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An Aura of Uncertainty

We are living in some very, very, VERY strange times. I’m not going to sit here and beat a dead horse by talking in length about COVID-19, the importance of hand-washing, avoiding sick people and social distancing. You all already know all of that, and if you for whatever reason STILL don’t, here’s the link […]

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