New Years Resolutions

So, Happy New Year!! Gosh, 2018, can you imagine it? 2017 seemed strangely long for a year, both globally and personally, so it was both a relief and a strange sadness to see 2017 pass by.  2018 is a year of big milestones personally for me; matching to a residency (knock on wood), graduating med…

Halloween DIY

So, this year we got crafty for Halloween. I’ll not lie, Halloween isn’t a major holiday in our household. I don’t really do parties and I studied through the last couple, but given that I’ve been home for an OBs elective, it seemed like a good time to try out our crafting skills. Thus, I…

Dear Zachary

A couple of weeks ago, during consult psych rounds, in the middle of a discussion on when psychiatrists had a duty to report mental illnesses in other medical professionals – a very interesting conversation, I should mention – one of my preceptors mentioned that she’d been a classmate of “that murder suicide.” Now, I’m not…

Getting back on the horse vs waiting to be ready

So, I bought a thing. Now, I’m 26 and this is my first car…but it’s also really my first time as a full time driver. Let me explain. So, story time.  In Canada, you can get a learner’s permit to drive at the age of 16, and then get a license that has a grading…

So. That happened.

President Elect Donald Trump. So, that happened. I’m a Canadian, but I feel like I need to say something because let’s be absolutely real, the financial crisis of 2008 taught us nothing if not, what happens in the USA affects the whole world. And the USA just elected Donald Trump as president. I found watching…

Staycation Weekend

So, supremely late, but I promised the pics from my Victoria Day weekend with my family. It was a weekend of utterly gorgeous weather, some of the nicest we’ve had, and we hit the  local high lights: Then, because you can’t come to Newfoundland and not look for icebergs, we ended up following the tracker…

April snow storms bring…May snow storms probably

So, there were 2 things that everyone said to me when I got into MUN: Congratulations was the first. “Man, the weather in Newfoundland sucks!” Was definitely the second. So, this was a week ago – April 20th – to be exact, and we had an honest to gosh snow day. Like, flurries, wind, cancelled school…

Cooking adventures continued

So, I mentioned in a post before that I’ve been trying out this whole cooking thing.  It’s not really in an effort to lose weight (though that’s on the list), but mostly it’s an effort to try and eat less processed food, as I know that processed food is a huge trigger for my Crohn’s….

The ideal med school pet

So, I like pets.  I’m not an pet crazy person, but I do like animals, and I especially love the companionship that a pet brings.  Living alone in a difference province without my family has really emphasized how much companionship matters, so a pet has kind of always been on mind. A major hurdle to this…

How I spent last Saturday: Syrian Refugee Clinic

So, I’m a little tardy on getting this post up, but whatever, better late than never, right? 🙂  This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to be a part of a really great endeavour: a special clinic for the recent influx of Syrian refugees. Now, a little background: Newfoundland usually gets a little over 100…

Life and death on the periphery

So, this week I had an interesting contrast occur to me: 2 deaths of celebrities I really admired, and one update on a life. Now, I’m always cautious with the terminology I use to describe my feelings about celebrity deaths.  I think “grief” and “mourn” are incorrect terms: I didn’t know Alan Rickman or David…