I’ve Moved – Com’on with me!

Please follow me over to my new .com ->>>>> DatingaMedicalStudent.com

I plan to add a new instagram account and youtube channel. In this busy life I live, I would love to have you tag along. My first new vlog will air tomorrow -> “What it’s like to Date A Medical Student – “Real Life.”

I hope you join me!

New Beginnings, Graduation, and Green Juice

GRADUATION

A lot has been going on recently, and many changes have been occurring. To kick it all off, a little over 7 months ago, I embarked on a sabbatical to finish my MBA, and I fondly coined it with the term “The Year of Me.”  Please take a look back at those posts for a little more background on what that journey meant for me. If you look back, so much of this blog really focuses on my relationship with Dr. B (I do plan to talk more about that in the future – there is always a lot to say there), but really “The Year of Me” was a time to find myself, finish my school, take a break from work. Well… the not even a full year of time has come to an end, and well – I graduated! GAHHH – sooo crazy.

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

So with the closure of that chapter starts a new chapter – I will being teaching at a local university in the evenings as an adjunct instructor! I am super excited about this new prospect and can’t wait to dive in and help my students grow. I am super nervous about this class though because I have never taught before – if there are any teachers or professors reading this, feel free to leave me some tips!

In addition to getting ready for the summer semester class, I have been trying to decide what is next for me. I am looking to get back into the corporate world , possibly for my last company and expand on my leadership. Please think about me as I embark on this decision. The last few months have been really hard with Dr. B’s schedule and his mom’s health, so I am not really sure what the right path is for me yet.

One top of all of that, I have been recently expanding my hobby selling new and used clothing onto Poshmark – you can find my store here – Poshmark Store. I have always been selling on the side here and there using eBay, but with the little extra time I have had, I am going to be adding more inventory to Poshmark. Feel free to take a look if you enjoy getting great designer clothes at a discount.

Now back to the important stuff – Blog Goals:

On top of all my other ventures, I really do want to make an extra effort to continue to update this blog. I do not get a lot of readers, but really this is a great outlet for me to express myself and update others. So here are a few of my goals below. If you feel so inclined, please comment on what you would like to hear more about.

  1. Reorg the blog – I need to do a better job categorizing the posts. I have a long-term goal to move this blog to my .com, but that is going to stay a longer term goal for now
  2. Continue to post more frequently. I would like to add some segments based on readers preferences. I get a lot of traffic on my older relationship blogs, but I am not always sure that is what people want to read. That is honestly what I enjoy writing about most, however, so bring it on.
  3. Incorporate more of me – a lot of this blog has centered around Dr. B. While it will always be that way to an extent, he is my husband after all, I would like to move this blog to focus a little more on myself. This would also make Dr. B feel better – he is blog shy. What are your thoughts?
  4. Vlogs? – This is the one thing I have toyed around with most of all. I see so many awesome vlogs out there today, and I have wondered if this would be a nice step for this blog. Mostly, because I think it would be awesome to have my life documented in a way. I am really bad about taking pictures and filming. I would like to have these memories captured, and I am wondering if a vlog is a good outlet. My only concern is that it exposes too much of my personal life/privacy concerns. Plus – who knows if my life is even that interesting.

Anyways – these are some of my goals. Please hold me to them, or at least making a decision on them. Also if you have any ideas, suggestions, or concerns please let me know. I am really interested in knowing what readers think. This blog started as a diary of sorts and has really expanded to be open to others. I’ve liked the growth in some ways, but I also want to keep that diary feel.

GREEN JUICE

You are probably wondering – what in the world? So as I mentioned in my last post, Dr. B’s mom is battling pancreatic cancer. This has been so hard on everyone (I have a post started on dealing with cancer in a family and as a spouse). One of the ways I have tried to be supportive is by doing ample research, mostly scientific because B is a Dr. after all. Her treatments haven’t been very successful and the cancer has spread fairly rapidly. This has been devastating news for all. During this bad news, I came across some scientific research around bitter melons helping cancer.

 

They are these sort of prickly melons I have found at an international market. Well, I have been juicing them for Dr. B’s mom. It is a very interesting and comical process. Would definitely make a good vlog if I ever do one. Here is a pic below of the juice I made.

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The reason this is important is she is having updated scans in two weeks. I am hoping for the first time we get a little good news and the green juice is working. This stuff doesn’t taste great, but I am praying it is killing dem cancer cells!

I think that’s all I got for now…

 

 

 

Sabbatical – The Road Diverges

So a few months ago I wrote my first post in awhile. I then went dark again for a time. Last we spoke, I had been toying with the idea of leaving my job and starting something fresh. Well, my friends, I did actually act on that thought and took break from work (it’s been almost 8 weeks now). I am currently on sabbatical from my manager position and now finishing my MBA full time. The funniest part about this transition is that now Dating a Medical Student has turned to Business Student Married to Medicine….I digress

Transitioning back to school has been nothing short of great for me. I have offical coined the next 8 months – “The Year of Me.” This means that dealing with residency and Dr. B’s absence is much easier. He is now almost halfway through his first year of surgical residency and if anyone who reads remembers, that means that he is one year done through research fellowship and now halfway through 1st year residency…that means only……4.5 years to go of training and then 1 year of fellowship…oh my.

When I was working around the clock and Dr. B was in research fellowship, and then starting residency, I started to go to a dark place. I had thought that we were finally together and that being with someone in medicine would not be that hard after all that distance. Boy was I wrong. Once he started residency, he was not home much at all. The trouble with that was that nothing was getting done around our house, and I began to get overwhelmed because I also did not have time to commit to our home life. We were like two ships passing in the wind. I realized for my own personal sanity and for the balance we needed in our life, I needed to take a step back. That is a very difficult decision to make in my opinion. Not only had I been very independent and working full-time since the day I had graduated undergrad, but I also am a main monetary contributor.

Sometimes you have to do what needs to be done. I realized that I had been working so hard to support Dr. B and his dreams, but I had not taken time to realize my own. I knew I needed a change, and I took a leap of faith for something new. I am not sure what I am going to do in April when I graduate. Going back to the manager madness I came from does not sound appealing. However, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders because I am finally doing something I have wanted to do for awhile. Dare I say I feel freed. It has been very good for my relationship with Dr. B as well because as much as I hate to admit it, I may have been holding a grudge on him because of my lack of ability to pursue something for me.

Divergence is scary, but omg is it freeing. Follow me on this new path – all, and I promise to keep you more informed as I actually have some precious time back!