Another year older!
Let us reflect on the last year of my life:
1. My memory is so bad nowadays, I have no idea what I did for my birthday last year. I’m pretty sure I was still in MI at the time, which means it probably was just another boring day for me.
2. I got to meet and hang out my favorite author of all time, Jennifer L. Armentrout quite a few times at book events. She met my family, we chatted up books and life. I love her to pieces!
3. I PASSED STEP 1!!!!!
4. I started my clinical rotations, which means I’ve been all over the place lately. I’ve had good and bad times, but overall, it’s been one heck of an experience so far and I’m happy to say that, at least, I moving forward in this career path I’ve chosen. Let’s hope it all works out!
5. My blog has slowly turned into a book blog, which although I love books, I’m not too happy about. I wanted it to be so much more and it seems like books have taken over my life over the past year. It’s great in one aspect, as I’ve found a hobby I’m passionate about, but it also sucks because that’s all I do outside of school and family, which makes me feel kind of lame and boring. I wish I did more with my life, but I still love my books. Oh well…
6. One of my closest friends finally get engaged, which I’m super happy about. Also, I’ll be a bridesmaid for the first time, which is pretty nice. And, another close friend is pregnant after trying for over a year. Yay! Another godson for me to love!
7. My baby turned TWO! Sigh, why does time fly by so quickly?! Nowadays, she’s all independent, feeding herself, putting on her own shoes. She’s even attempting to wipe her own butt (which is pretty funny since her arm can barely reach)! Stop growing up so fast!
8. The Hubbi and I went through a bit of a rough patch. Let me tell you, long distance is not for the weak of heart. I’ve been at this medical career journey for a few years now and it’s been pretty challenging and straining for us as a couple, as well as a family. Luckily, we’re pretty strong and we definitely love each other so no matter what, we’re in it for the long haul.
9. I’ve gained A LOT of weight since having BG2. It has nothing to do with her and more to do with how I basically eat whatever and sit around all day, when I’m not at the hospital. I wish I had more energy or motivation to work out or eat better, and I know it’s just me being lazy, but that’s how it is right now. This is an on-going thing in my life as my weight tends to fluctuate, but I have to say, this is the biggest I’ve ever been, not pregnant. I will say that I have been trying to be more active, walking more, taking the stairs whenever I get the chance, trying not to sit for too long; but I haven’t worked up to actually exercising just yet. Hence, the lack of pictures of myself over the last couple of years.
10. My eczema has gotten WAY out of hand this year. First the craziest thing happened and my face broke out after I got a lip wax, which by the way, I’ve done for plenty of years. All of a sudden, I’m allergic to wax?! WTF?! Trust me, you did not want to see how my face looked during that period. Ugh! Anyways, since the fall, my eczema on my hands has gotten out of control. There was even eczema on my face after the whole breakout thing, it was all over and crazy annoying. My hands have had it the worse though. My right hand is basically a mess and the damn index finger on my left hand seems to have a mind of its own and I barely even bend it now because it hurts so bad. There are some days when its unbearable and other days when it looks like I have real hands, but for the most part, this has been the worst year for my skin. It doesn’t help that I work in a hospital and constantly have to wash my hands. Trust me, I lotion up practically every 30 minutes or so, and that’s just to help with the pain. It still looks like a hot mess!
I’m sure there’s a bunch of other details I’m forgetting, but that’s the basic gist. I still have a ways to go in my medical career aspect, which things are anything but stable for my family and financial parts of my life, but I’m hanging in there. I can’t wait until things are finally stable and I’m actually doing something with my life, which probably won’t be until I’m close to 30.
Well, that’s my year in a nutshell!
My 28th year of life should consist of me finishing up my core and elective rotations and taking Step 2 (and passing, hopefully). Who knows what the year will hold for my family or other aspects of my life though. We shall see!
Happy 28th Birthday to Me! 😀