Happy Friday! One more week of neurology before winter break 🙌🏻 sometimes it’s those last few days that just seem to drag and never end. ..
The temperature in Dallas dropped again and I thought it was the perfect time to share some of my favorite moisturizing hair products on my stories! I have been using @aveda for three years now and won’t turn back. They’re products have helped nourished my scalp and hair back to life! 🌟🌟 check out my stories to learn more! ..
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Happy December! I’m a Christmas baby so this time of year is my favorite! I love the holiday cheer, the lights and activities, more excuses to be with family and friends, and of course my birthday 🥳 Last year, I visited Frankfurt to see the Christmas markets and gosh were they beautiful 😍 The lights and smells just draw you in, despite how cold it is outside. What’s your favorite part about the holiday season?
Can you believe there’s only one month left of 2018? This year has been momentous for me - I’ve completed a year of rotations and only have one major rotation left. I took one of the hardest tests so far in my medical career. I got engaged to the love of my life and cannot wait to marry him. I mean, the list could go on and on! I have a few more goals left for 2018 - what do you hope to accomplish in this last month?
Under all that snow is an ice skating rink! This was taken a year ago at Copper Mountain, the location where I usually go skiing with my fiancé. He’s been skiing since he was able to walk, whereas I only started six years ago. It’s a lot harder to pick up as an adult (at least for me) because I know everything that can go wrong! But I’m getting better and can get down most blue runs now. I can’t wait for ski season to open up next year! Are you a skier or snowboarder? ⛷🏂
Happy Wednesday! This is my last week on the neurology stroke service, and then next week I switch to the general neurology service - a short four week rotation until Christmas break! In other news, K and I are in the midst of working on our guest list. We slaved away last week trying to get addresses and creating tons of sample Save the Dates - wedding planning ain’t a joke! Do you have any tips on save the dates/invites or creating your guest list? 🙈
Happy Tuesday! I’d much rather be back in the mountains instead of waking up early for rounds 😣 but my mornings are definitely made better with my @sipsby tea box! Sips By is a subscription tea service that lets you customize the types of tea you get every month! Since I love loose leaf tea, I received a green and black loose leaf tea, plus an immunity booster and sleepy tea 😋 what is your favorite kind of tea?
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Back in Dallas after a week in a winter wonderland! We probably got about a foot of snow over the course of four days, making it a magical weekend in the mountains. This was taken from downtown Breckenridge - we walked around to explore the shops and warmed up with hot cocoa! What did you do over Thanksgiving break?
Happy Thanksgiving from the mountains! It is so peaceful up here, a perfect spot for quality family time and R&R 😌 we spent this morning sledding and cooking, but we are ready for the hot tub 🤗 what are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
My second day on the neurology strike service has reminded me that I have so much to be thankful for - my health, loving friends and family, and the opportunity to learn from people’s diseases. I can only imagine how difficult it is for patients and their loved ones to be in the hospital around the holidays. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers, as most of us are able to step away from these hardships and return home to cooked meals surrounded by family ♥️
I’m leaving for Denver tomorrow and I’m so grateful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family and my fiancé’s family! What kinds of traditions do your families participate in on Thanksgiving?
Who has plans for Thanksgiving this week? Usually my family spends it at home, cooking, watching movies, and playing board games! This year, we’re heading up to Breckinridge to spend it with my fiancé’s family 😍 I’ve been to Denver a few times and we usually go skiing in Copper so this will be my first time in Breck! Any suggestions or recommendations??
It’s my first day of my Neurology rotation and the last rotation of 2018! It’s been about a year since I studied neurology exclusively, which means I have a lot to review and study this rotation 🙈 Since neurology is so closely tied to psychiatry, I’m making it a goal to learn as much as I can from this rotation as possible!
Did y’all catch my @sipsby review on my stories? It’s the best pick-me-up for the suddenly freezing weather in Dallas 🥶 not to mention, it would make a perfect gift for someone during this holiday season! Click the link in my bio for $5 off your first box! What’s your favorite kind of tea??
It’s funny, when I visited Amsterdam it was in the middle of the summer. But I remember being so cold and not prepared enough for the weather! I always forget how north it is compared to where Texas is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Ah, the iconic Amsterdam canal houses - it’s almost redundant to say a city has so many “iconic” features, and yet here we are. The city was growing so fast due to its prime location on the water, that the city began building up, forming the tall, skinny, side-by-side houses we are all familiar with. The first floors were dedicated to merchants and shopkeepers, while the upper levels contained the residential quarters for many of the wealthy and political classes. Today, the majority of the impressive houses are located on three major canals: gentlemen’s canal, knights’ canal, and princes’ canal. Take a stroll along one of these canals or make a visit to the Museum of the Canals to see for yourself!
Amsterdam is known for a lot of things, one of them being the windmills! Most people know them to help move and cycle water, but in Amsterdam they were also used to help grind mustard seeds to make mustard! 🤓 the majority of the windmills have been moved to the suburbs where there’s better wind flow, but you can find a few scattered in the city center. If you want to learn more, you can venture a little outside the city to the outdoor windmill museum, an area that used to hold 10,000 windmills! ..
In other news, I made it to the top three in the @enzoani wedding dress contest! Thank you to anyone and everyone who helped vote and helped me get there 🥰 As many of you know, I’m in medical school and trying to pay and budget for a wedding in addition to managing my medical school loans isn’t a walk in the park. At this point, the contest is out of my hands, but thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping!
It’s my last week of Family Medicine y’all! These last four weeks have zoomed by (what else is new) and I’m always surprised by how much I learn after each rotation. Though I’ve loved seeing the incredible variety of patients that have come through the clinic, I have to say clinic life is pretty rough - not sure it’s my cup of tea 😅
Since clinic schedule has had longer hours, I’m a bit behind on my story highlights so I’ll try and cover those this week! Here’s another pic of Amsterdam - the city is so stunning I don’t feel bad flooding your feed with another one 😝
Happy Friday! I am currently in the running to win a wedding dress from an incredible designer - if you could click the link in my bio and hit like, I would really appreciate it! ..
Pictured here is the Amsterdam Centraal Station, the largest railway station in Amsterdam. With its unique location on the water and the gothic/renaissance architecture, it became a very controversial building during its construction in 1882. It’s located in the heart of the city and is on my list of recommended things to visit!
Happy Friday to me (we don’t have clinic on Friday’s 😝)! I am currently in the running to win a wedding dress from an incredible designer - if you could click the link in my bio and hit like, I would really appreciate it! ..
One of the unique experiences available in Amsterdam is being able to stay in an Airbnb on the water or eating a meal floating down one of the canals! I swear this city is so dreamy - it’s like a fairytale in real life. If you could visit, what would you do??
Happy 🐪 day! I am currently in the running to win a wedding dress from an incredible designer - if you could click the link in my bio and hit like, I would really appreciate it! ..
The running joke is that Venice is the Amsterdam of the south - despite both cities being surrounded by water and canals! Amsterdam itself has about 2,500 bridges throughout the entire city, with 500 of them located in the city center. All the bridges sure do make for perfect photos!