LIFE| Updates

Hello!

I feel like I haven’t quite been present on here as much as I’d like. By present, I mean, wholly, heart and mind. This has mostly been because I’ve been busy and I’ve had sooo much happening in life lately. For a long time, I felt like I just could not catch a break. I’ve learned so much about drawing strength in times of trouble and letting other people help you. I’ve also definitely had my resilience refined and I’m learning to hope even when there doesn’t seem to be much of a reason to.

I eventually got my Step 1 results, two months late (for reasons I can’t even begin to go into right now) and I PASSED.

I was “on call” for the first time last Friday (basically at the hospital the whole day Friday and then slept over and rounded on my patients in the morning before I came home) and I thoroughly enjoyed it, probably because it was quite busy, with a good number of new admissions.

I’ve been on the internal medicine service for 11 WEEKS now and I have one more week which is technically just three days because Monday is a holiday here and Friday is my exit exam (which I am super stressed about).

I’ve been writing travel articles for the Guardian Life magazine for the last two months; so exciting!

I haven’t written fiction since the beginning of this year and I’m not sure how I feel about it, really. I’m afraid that I might not even care anymore. Or maybe that’s just the side effect of life this year?

I booked my first wedding photography gig for the end of the year and I’m super stoked!

I keep going back and forth about ways to improve this blog’s content. I want to write more personal pieces, but I don’t feel brave enough, really. I feel like a lot of my vulnerability has been chipped in recent times; I feel more guarded about sharing on my blog which is a bit sad, because that’s the whole point of the blog, isn’t it? I’m working on being braver though and putting out better content.

My next rotation is Family Medicine and I’m so excited to work in a department that starts off at 9am and is just more relaxed.

I’ve been itching to do something different creatively, but I haven’t decided. I’m open to interviews and collaborations or working creatively on any projects. So if you’re working on anything that you think I could help with, shoot me an email and let’s see.

I’ve also been grappling with a lot of questions about life, love, friendship and change. What happens when your idea of success and fulfillment begins to change? And what do you do when what you want in life starts to change? It’s a bit scary, really.

What have you been doing lately? Any adventures? Any new favorite things you’ve been doing?

My monthly faves will be up at the end of this weekend! Keep an eye out <3



  • Way so much has been happening for me but let me take the much deserved moment to say, thank you God for Afoma and Yaaas girl!!! I’m publishing a Budapest post on Sunday and summer medical chronicles in August…
    I feel so too about the blog….that sharing spirit is calling me, yelling out my name and I know this is my path but I’m not ready. I think it’s ok to know that you need(and somehow want) to do the “more personal sharing”. It’s ok not to be ready. This two things eventually merge together and even out into a readiness that still leaves you feeling vulnerable sometimes but content with that. Hah! I hope you got it. Keep going.
    http://becauseibelieveblog.com/

    • AWW! Thank you! I appreciate your words. I guess I just need to be patient with myself. It’s so hard for me. Thank you! Excited to hear about Budapest! ❤️

  • I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your Travel articles for the Guardian. Congratulations on your results too?? and all the best in the up coming test. I’ve been on holidays since the beginning of July and I’ve generally been reading new books , trying out recipes and watching new movies ?

    • Thank you my love! Books are the best! You’re doing the holiday right, haha! 😉

  • Congrats on your results dear. I think it’s normal to feel a bit drawn back when it comes to being vulnerable. You don’t have to push it, everything will unfold itself at the right time. It’s a gradual process. You’re doing a very wonderful job here. I pray for more grace and inspiration.
    Stay winning!
    https://beingawoman1.com/

    • Aw thank you! Thanks for reading! Will keep working on vulnerability ❤️

  • On this issue of vulnerability, I started a newsletter. So, instead of the regular blog roundup, I write about the things that I’m passionate about that affect me intimately. It has helped a lot especially since I can’t keep things in my mind for too long without writing or talking about it. My newsletter is a safe haven for me.

    It’s also there when I don’t feel sharing on my blog.

    • I have a newsletter as well and I do the same thing but I enjoy blogs that are refreshingly honest and go a bit beyond being a highlight reel. I want to do more of that, so that’s what I’m working on. Thanks for sharing though! 🙂

  • Should I say I feel your pain? But in a different field of study entirely. My blog is still a baby blog compared to yours though but i’m at that particular place where I don’t know whether to make it a personal blog, make it my brand and be on my way.
    I am still stuck in this hectic masters programme for one more year and I am already tired. I have so many ideas, so much to do but I just cannot seem to bring my self to that comfortable place to begin to do something about these ideas and thoughts.
    Congrats on the thing you passed and I love your photographs. Oh and congrats on the wedding gig too, I hope it goes well for you. Goodluck!
    girlupandwalk.wordpress.com

    • Aw, thanks. I think starting a blog can be a bit confusing, so give it some time and I’m sure you’ll figure it out eventually.

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  • Congratulations girl!! You seem to be doing a whole lot already so it’s okay if you need to relax a bit as well. The wedding gig sounds like a good one. Can’t wait to hear all about it. And I’m sure Family medicine will be a bit more relaxed. Change is inevitable, so embrace the process.
    ps: We should have a skype conversation someday. It’s hard to type all that i want to say. Lol.

    http://www.KacheeTee.com

    • Hi!!
      We totally should do that skype conversation! Thank you so much, Kachi. I’m excited about the wedding too! <3

  • You passed!!! Yasssss congratulations, girl! ^.^
    And congrats on the wedding photography gig! Great news! Would they let you share some photos here? I’d enjoy reading more personal posts from you if you feel up to it. I have a lot on my plate right now- weekdays are for work, and weekends are so packed- but the thing is, I realise I spend so much time freaking out over what I have to do, and not nearly as much time being productive. Welp.