Friday, September 29, 2017

september snippets

Happy Friday
I can't believe it's the last one in September. I actually have an an exam tomorrow (yep on a Saturday) so I'm calling it a wrap for the month. But before I do, needed to share all my favorites from this month. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

the tooth fairy works on weekends

 Happy Monday All! 
Though personally, it's getting harder and harder for me to distinguish the days from each other. It's all one big blur. Probably because I've been spending every single day drilling on all the teeth at dental school.
tooth fairy dental school
 Yesterday I spent 9 hours at the dental school practicing. And can you guess what I did with my Friday and Saturday night? Yep, this is how I've been spending my weekends lately. I sit for the first portion of my licensing exam at the end of the month and it's kind of a big deal if I ever want to be a dentist. So every spare moment has been dedicated to drilling on plastic teeth. It's why I've been a bit MIA around this space lately. Anything can happen the day of the exam. Nerves can get to you. You could make a mistake you've never made before. The odds may simply not be in your favor. That's the nature of taking a practical exam compared to a regular test. 
tooth fairy dental school
But for now, I'm practicing around the clock to develop speed, precision, and muscle memory because I want to pass this exam more than I've ever wanted anything in my life. And if I don't pass, it certainly won't be from lack of effort because this particular tooth fairy works on weekends.  

Friday, September 15, 2017

friday favorites 09.15.17

So thankful that it's Friday, this week has been...well, let's just say that I'm glad it's over. Every single day, I've felt crabby and unmotivated. I haven't even wanted to see patients this week, which is so unlike me. And I have no idea why, especially since my appointments have been going so well. I think I just had a few too many assignments due this week and I'm exhausted. I definitely thought about skipping out on friday favorites this week, but if ever there was a need to focus on the positives from the week, it's today. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

cruise control: life at sea

I've never thought of us as "cruise people". It's such a commercial way to travel and Tom and I normally go out of our way to avoid crowds and plan unique adventures. But we were pleasantly surprised by how easily we settled to life and sea and loved living and traveling by cruise ship. 
alaska cruise anniversary
alaska cruise anniversary

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

what's in my [clinic] bag?

Linking up with some lovely ladies today to share "what's in my bag". I thought I would do things a bit differently since the bag that I carry most is my clinic bag for treating patients at dental school. Minus a few errant strands of floss and a whole lot of granola bar crumbs I found at the bottom, I'm showing you exactly what's in my clinical bag as a medical dental student. And while it's not nearly as glamorous as last year's edition, I wouldn't want it any other way. 
what's in my medical clinic bag

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Alaska by the numbers

My head is still spinning a bit from our recent Alaskan Cruise. It's one of those things where you're left thinking to yourself, did I really do that? Or am I just dreaming? We loved our first glimpse of the Alaskan wilderness and are already working on a way to get back there. 
alaskan cruise inside passage
I'm still not sure where to begin with sharing everything (literally have thousands of photos), so I thought starting out with a fun list would be a good way to get things organized. And since sharing Europe by Numbers, this seemed like the best way to share an overview of our trip. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

friday favorites 09.08.17

This transition from August to September has already been a bit of a crazy rollercoaster ride (thanks to favorite #5), but I've been sprinkling in lots of fun adventures and still getting a good bit of work done too. Can't wait to see what the rest of the month brings, in the meantime, I'm sharing a few favorites below. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

harvard museum of natural history

This past labor day weekend, we had a pretty wet Sunday. While I'm sure this rained out some people's plans, it was the perfect timing for us. Because there is nothing better than a rainy day museum visit

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

boating boston: kayaking the charles river

Don't you just love long weekends? Especially with being in a long distance relationship, having a little extra time to visit over the weekend makes a big difference. We had a relaxing labor day weekend and spent our time catching up on work, napping, shopping, brunching, and museum hopping. But my favorite thing we did was kayak the Charles River in Boston.
kayak boston charles river

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

white jeans for every season

A couple of years ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair of white jeans, these ones to be exact. And while this wouldn't be a big deal for some, I am not the kind of girl that should own white anything, but I guess that's what they invented bleach for. But the biggest issue for me is that I felt that white jeans were for summer only and that I would only get real use out of them a few months out of the year. Oh how wrong I was. 
white jeans for every seasonWhen it comes to style blogging, I never want to be one of those people whose just show casing what's currently on trend. Instead, I like to buy and wear pieces that will work for my wardrobe long-term. According to my monthly clothing budgets, I paid $54 dollars for these white jeans (now on sale) two years ago and I think I've got my money's worth with wearing these year-round. With labor day having just passed, I was remembering the old adage of "no wearing white after labor day", but here's proof that you can wear white jeans all year long. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

august lately

Oh August. You have been the busiest month. Hustling in dental school Monday through Friday and then out of town every single weekend this month. All in all, I'm a little shocked by how productive I managed to be with how much got done this month. It's a lot to take in and remember. So here's the best glimpse of August.
august lately

Friday, September 1, 2017

train of thought

My mind has been all over the place lately. It's gotten so bad that I can't focus on anything because I'm too busy thinking about what comes next.
train of thought
train of thought