Ataraxia & Adulthood

I must have jinxed myself when I proclaimed February to be the best month of the year because shortly after that followed one of the most harrowing months that I have ever experienced ! March was , simply put, hellish. I was on my Internal Medicine rotation and looking back on it , I am not entirely [...]

Third Time’s A Charm !

Is it too early to crown a "best month of the year" ? February has exceeded my expectations thus far and it has not even reached its conclusion yet. Let me commence with a Lily Update because a great deal has occurred during this month 🙂 I have brand new spectacles and contacts . My vision had deteriorated since the last time I went to the optometrist [...]

New Me ?

The first week of the year is probably the most motivated one can be all year. One begins with incredible determination to achieve their goals and work tirelessly only to burn out by January the 6th because then they discover that REALISM is an integral component of being an "Optimistic Realist" .  My rude , incredibly rude, [...]

Bienvenue 2017 🎇

The side effects of New Year's Eve revelry include an earth-shattering headache on the 1st of January  and languid limbs that ignore any decision you make to move.  2016 was a long , challenging and bittersweet year . As detailed in my year review , I went through a number of ups and downs. It is my hope [...]

Montages & Revelry

My annual Lilycation has been a tremendous success 🐳🐬🐚 These past 5 weeks have been my most enjoyable and relaxed weeks of the year. I opted not to apply for a holiday job and that left me with a lot of free time 😋 So much time that I was initially overwhelmed but I soon [...]

A Year In Review : 2016

The Internet has hailed it one of the worst years in existence and I have some compelling examples from my experience this year to substantiate that claim.  However , the tale of 2016 has not been entirely filled with deep melancholy , unending sadness and pain. Through the forest of despair , ephemeral rays of [...]

Early Clinical Rotations

It was both humbling and horrifying to see the miracle of life on display every 30 minutes of everyday for two weeks😱😨