How I Reignited My Love For Reading

How I Reignited My Love For Reading

In different seasons of my life, I've struggled to prioritize reading. When I was in PA school, I didn't have the mental capacity to partake in reading for pleasure. I was already spending the majority of my day reading textbooks, scouring powerpoint slides, and listening to lectures over and over and over again. My brain [...]

Why Counseling Could Be One of the Best Decisions You Make This Year

Why Counseling Could Be One of the Best Decisions You Make This Year

For whatever reason, counseling has a terrible stigma in our society. It's been too often viewed as a resource that only broken people partake in. Well, I have news for you: we are all broken people who could benefit from counseling at some capacity. This past year, after dealing with the strains of being a [...]

Black History Month Reads

Black History Month Reads

It's Black History Month! A month to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and recognize their pivotal role in U.S. history. President Gerald Ford was the first U.S. president to officially recognize Black History Month in 1976, asking Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area [...]

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 [...]