FRI-YAY 🍟🍟🍟🍟 we made it fam! AND IM ABOUT TO KEEP IT REAL. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I literally crawled to the finish line this week. Flu-shot battle scars (seriously, like I have a giant welt- anyone else?!), post exam blues, and two new pimples friends decided to show up on my face. 😂
One topic I wanted to tackle today is this perception of perfection. In medicine there is this intangible expectation that we are perfect. Perfect grades, perfect scores, perfectly ironed white coats, and perfectly poised ALL OF THE TIME. I have gotten DM’s from several of you guys about how I’m “I’m killing it”, and “make it seem easy” in PA school. And while I appreciate the support, I want to be very clear about how much of a struggle I am on a daily basis 😂 I might have my hair and face on point some days, but I have three weeks worth of laundry piled up, and maybe can count on one hand how many times I’ve made my bed this semester. I have papers stacked up on my dresser, and scrubs all over my floor 🤷🏻♀️ not to mention the piles of papers I refuse to organize on my desk 🤦🏻♀️😬 My hair is literally all dry shampoo, I should probably buy stock in Bed Head at this point. I had an exam Thursday that I walked out wondering wha the hell I have been paying attention too all semester because I swear we didn’t go over 10 over those topics we were tested on🤕🧐 but hey this is PA school, welcome to the struggle. You learn how to roll with the failures and take it in stride. It took me a while to get to this mindset, but the sooner you do the more serenity you’ll find in your day-to-day with school.
Remember, nobody’s perfect (peep my favorite shirt 😏). Be kind to yourself, don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s seemingly perfect instagram life. Forgive yourself and others for our short comings. We are all just trying to hang onto this crazy ride. 💕💕
I’m struggling, I’ve been inactive. So basically for as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with body confidence and body image. I’ve always seen myself as “fat” even if at some points in my life I wasn’t “fat” I would still have that mindset. When in reality I look back at old photos and I wish I looked the way I used to. I’m trying so hard to slim down, I’m doing all the right things to be healthy. I’m drinking plenty of water, exercising and eating healthier foods but nothing seems to work. At one point I thought it was and I was happy but then I started getting loads of stretch marks and now I’m back to being so insecure. I’m going to be honest idk what to do, but I’m going to try and stay positive and try and not cry every night😂. I wanted to share this story so people going through similar situations can know they aren’t alone and it’s a hard but rewarding journey to loving yourself😥 I get most my motivation from @adelainemorin , Thankyou for helping me through my hard times as much as you might not realise it, Thankyou. #depression#anxiety#bulimia#anorexia#ocd#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#yourebeautiful#yourestrong#bekind#breathe#relax#eatingdisorder#mentalillness#mentalrecovery#eatingdisorderrecovery
How do we feel about the leopard head scarf? Too much or just enough? 🖤.
Headed to my first ever local play with my hubby and in laws. So excited for a night out and I’m gonna take some much needed unplug time this weekend!.
Wearing the PAZ-itively Hot sweater from @randacarrabbathelabel 🖤 If you want a link for the high waisted skinnies or rhinestone booties, leave me a comment below and I’ll get it your way by Monday! Happy Weekend loves! #RandaCarrabba#TGIF#WIW
I once thought what I strived for in life seemed so small. While others talked about wanting to be millionaires,drive sports cars and live the life of luxary I simply always wanted one thing and that was to make people happy, I wanted to help people love themselves, find confidence in themselves, I wanted to have an impact on people that would help them get through their day with a smile on their face. I look at my life, where I'm at and people that surround me and I have to smile and say in disbelief "I once thought what I strived for in life seemed so small" .
Some folks measure their success by how many material items they accumulate. Their pride is built from the number of cars they have, the amount of money in their bank account, how much their vacations cost, etc. I'm so thankful that my husband and I are not that way. On top of running his own business, and having the farmer's market in the morning, another overnight shift at the homeless shelter tonight not only humbles him but centers him. This constant giving of himself is what I take pride in. No amount of stuff will ever mean more to me than the integrity my man has. I made him his favorite dinner tonight because that's how I express my love the best 🖤 ....its what I bring to the table 🙃