Practical Solutions to Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance

“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”     – Michelle Obama Work-life balance?! Hah! Who knew that was an actual thing?! Well, I sure as hell found out the hard way, when only five months into my new job, I found myself BURNED OUT. Whatever I […]

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10 Lessons Learned during my First Year as a Veterinarian

1 – You won’t have all of the answers. I definitely did not learn it all in veterinary school. It’s downright impossible. I heard the phrase ‘veterinary school is like trying to drink water from a firehose’ so often. They weren’t wrong. It’s inevitable that you will come across things you’ve never seen before or […]

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My World of Self Care

My world of self-care didn’t start until the second half of my 4th year of veterinary school, at almost 30 years old. Being a people pleaser, I always put everyone but myself first and in turn, I ended up very unhappy and with an overall negative outlook on life. It wasn’t until January of last […]

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Book Review: The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A. J. Finn A few months ago Danny and I went on a date to my favorite place of all time: the Amazon Bookstore. Ok, maybe not my favorite place of all time, let’s be real, but I freaking love that place. After going on a non-fiction […]

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!

I think I lost count of the number of tequila shots I accumulated that night after numero ocho (that’s ‘number eight’ if you’re wondering). I’m fairly certain there may have been one or two more, but I’m really not 100% on that… I mean, if you put the tequila in front of the girl, she’s […]

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I’M BACKKKKKK + Best Selling Kettlebell Necklace

Has it really been 3 months since I’ve written a blog post?!?! A LOT has happened since then and I’ve been gracefully trying to get my life back together after things kind of fell apart… Over the last three months, I completed both of my board exams and passed (!!!!!), got a few more rotations out of the […]

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My experience with the NAVLE + Horsetail Keychains

I know, I know. I left you guys hanging for like A MONTH. Not cool. But I’m back. And I’m here to tell you about my experience with the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), the reason I went into hibernation mode for multiple weeks. So, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the […]

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Weekend Trip to NY + An Awesome Chevron Necklace!

Wow. Traveling SUCKS. I’m a pretty active person, so having to sit on a plane for 6 hours is straight up cruel. We got lucky this time around and caught flights that were at reasonable hours. I’ve been stuck on a red-eye to NY multiple times for whatever reason. Takes a good 2 days to recover […]

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Turquoise Flower Cuff Bracelet

Here’s a rant that’s near and dear to my heart. One that I’ve been going off about ever since I started veterinary school and got a taste for what REAL client (or ‘patient’ in the human medical profession) communication should be like. My pediatrician kicked me out at the ripe age of 18. I was […]

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