A Few Lessons I Learned in 2020

A Few Lessons I Learned in 2020

I think it only prudent to take some time to reflect on the events of last year and what I've learned from them. Most years, annual reflections seem a bit hokey to me. However, because of how challenging 2020 proved to be for many of us, I think a bit of mindful reflection is long [...]

My Honest Account of Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

My Honest Account of Getting the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

As many of you know, the COVID-19 vaccine is a novel vaccine. NOVEL as in ground-breaking, innovative, pioneering, new. Never in the history of vaccines have we as a world been able to pull off such a tremendous outpouring of scientific research, clinical trials, and production in such a limited amount of time. But when [...]

Goals I Didn’t Accomplish in 2020 That I Hope to Accomplish in 2021

Goals I Didn’t Accomplish in 2020 That I Hope to Accomplish in 2021

Admittedly, this is a very difficult post for me to write. Why? Because it means that I didn't follow-through on some of last year's goals/resolutions. However, I'm choosing not to see this as a failure but as a new challenge. Your ability to complete or accomplish your goals is not a determinant of your worth. [...]

New Year, New Job

New Year, New Job

I've got a secret to share with you guys! The past few months have been a whirlwind muddled with tears, frustration, joy, and expectation. As many of you already know, my first job out of PA school was in the Emergency Department. I accepted a position in an ER residnecy/fellowship that allowed me to deepen [...]

What’s All the Hype About Premarital Counseling?

What’s All the Hype About Premarital Counseling?

When is a married person no longer a "newlywed"? Six months? One year? Well, Cary and I are nearing the 15-month benchmark of being married, and I'd still consider us newlyweds. But 15 months into marriage, you probably think we are well-seasoned pros at doing the whole marriage thing right?!? Not a chance! Everyday is [...]