Life Lately: October

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oh, hey there. I guess I should blow the dust off of this blog and get back to writing, huh? The last two weeks have been nuts, with exams and being sick and general life stuff, so I figured before I get back to the real writing, I'd quickly update everyone with a little look at what life has been like around here.

THINKING about how much cardiology I have to cram into my brain between now and next Friday. We basically have an exam every two or three weeks, which is way nicer than when I was at Nova and it was every Monday, but it's still a lot. Also, I still am really bad at reading EKG's. 

 like I'm on an emotional roller coaster. Some days, I feel okay, and then there are days where I can't get out of bed and nothing feels like it's worth it. And then there are some days that I feel great. Feelings are hard.

READING All the Light We Cannot See, which I am loving. I only get through a few pages every couple of days, but it's lovely. I'm also reading a ton of blogs. And journal articles. #nerdstatus

WATCHING all the fall TV! Granted, I'm watching it via Hulu and other streaming services since we dumped cable last year, but still. This year's line-up includes The Blacklist, Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Blindspot. I also want to start Quantico before I get too far behind, and of course I'll be "checking in" to American Horror Story: Hotel when it starts TOMORROW. If you want a great review of fall TV, check out Becca's post about it!

EATING more healthfully... or at least making a valiant attempt. Since last January, I've put on about 20 pounds, which is not great, especially because it makes my PCOS symptoms worse, which makes me gain more weight, vicious cycle, etc etc. Of course, I've been craving carbs and sweets like crazy, which is not helpful. Carrots and celery are just not the same as Reese's peanut butter cups, yanno?

LOVING the weather, now that the weekend is over and Hurricane Joaquin has passed. It's been so nice now that the temperatures have dropped below sweltering, and I am so glad that we were finally able to turn off our air conditioning. Fall is my favorite season, and I'm hoping it hangs around a bit before we go straight into the winter temps.

ENJOYING the second year of medical school, even though it makes me want to cry or yell or quit life to go herd goats in Greece at least once a week. The material is so much more relevant to actual doctoring, and despite the fact that there's so much material it is absurd, I can appreciate why they want us to know this stuff. I am sure I will regret saying this at least 28 times before the end of the year, though, so please don't say "I told ya' so," when that happens.

HOPING that the blood work I had drawn yesterday for the reproductive immunologist comes back soon, and that it's good news. More on that to come.

LISTENING to podcasts! My favorites right now are Undisclosed and Freakonomics. Undisclosed is a podcast about the Serial podcast, and it makes me so thankful that I am not a lawyer. The Freakonomics podcast is done by Stephen Dubner, one of the authors of the books of the same name, and it makes me wish I had studied more economics (or... you know, any economics). Other podcasts on my "to-listen" list include Mystery Show and RadioLab. Do you have any favorites that I should be downloading?

PLANNING a trip to DC next weekend, a trip to Atlanta in November for a conference, a trip to FL to see my dad in January, and possibly a trip to the midwest again for spring break to see some of my favorites. We'll see how many of these actually happen, but it's nice to dream...

LOOKING FORWARD TO our wedding-photographer-turned-friend's twins' first birthday party! The girls were born on Halloween and they are ADORABLE, and their party is a costume party! I've never been so excited to go to a child's birthday party. Now, to figure out our costumes!

What are all of you up to lately? 

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