A Cover is Not the Book

A Cover is Not the Book

Anyone else loving Mary Poppins Returns? I went to see it for the second time and it blew me away! The acting, singing, dancing, overall entertainment...It made me want to be a kid again. And for those of you who went to see the film, you may remember the song "A Cover Is Not the [...]

2018

2018

Things I learned about myself this year: I'm a Type 1 EnneagramI am capable of more than I ever dreamtVulnerability and patience are my forever strugglesI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Looking back on the events of this past year, I am overwhelmed with words and emotions. Recently I've found myself [...]

When the Roles are Reversed

When the Roles are Reversed

For the past several months, I have been learning, studying, and striving for how to be the best, most knowledgeable medical provider I can be. I've taken hundreds of hours of courses, learned important skills, performed hands-on training, jumped through metaphorical hoops, and with one diagnosis everything has changed... Now I'm the patient. Over the [...]

Tackling Vulnerability

Tackling Vulnerability

Sometimes I really hate this word. I don't use the word hate lightly either. In culture today, everyone values people who are their true self, who don't hide behind a mask, and who aren't afraid to be vulnerable. But honestly, no one likes to be vulnerable themselves. Who wants to lay everything on the line? [...]

Satisfaction in Stillness

Satisfaction in Stillness

I like to think I'm okay with peace, a slower pace, and stillness. I like to think I'm okay with quiet. However, sometimes I really struggle with wanting a schedule, order, and to be that terrible b-word: "busy" Busy-ness means productivity in our culture, but does it mean the same thing for our hearts? If [...]

2017

2017

  2017 was quite the year... It definitely had its share of ups and downs. Looking back, I think it was one of my best year's yet. I swear the 20s just get better and better with time. But here is a look back at one of my favorite years of adventures, growth, and God's [...]

Change is Good

Change is Good

  Change is Good.Change IS Good.Change IS GOOD. I've been muttering this phrase under my breath countless times these past couple weeks. It's like a personal mantra that I repeat over and over to try and convince myself that it is truth. I know well and good that change is a product of humanity. We [...]

Making Room for Balance

Life is tough. We have a million different things vying for our attention each day. Text messages, emails, Facebook notifications, appointments, class, studying, phone calls... The list is never-ending! We wake up in the morning and our to-do lists pile up before we've even sunk our feet into the ground. Balance is tough. I remember [...]

The Heart of Medicine

The Heart of Medicine

I know I haven't done many posts about PA school, but I am beginning to realize there is a lot to be said about the endless hours of lectures, labs, physical exams, studying, and testing. I am currently in my 4th quarter of PA (Physician Assistant) school and finally feel like I am getting a [...]