Ending on a high note

So, tomorrow is that last day of my last elective in medical school. It’s kind of a non-milestone milestone.  I still have 8 weeks – 4 two week blocks – of selectives left, to say nothing of interviews and matching and the LMCC. It’s not like I’m done with medical school. Still, I found myself…

2016 Travel Journals: Berlin

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So, I got…

2016 Trip Journals: Munich

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So I landed…

2016 Trip Journals: London

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So, I landed…

The last summer

So, I finished school for the year June 23th, which somehow seems so far away. Since then, I’ve been relaxing with my family; just taking life slow, sleeping in, video games with my sister and bonfires at the shore. It’s been a lovely little restorative break, which is certainly what I needed after school..and as…

London, take 3

So, because of the terrorist attack in Brussels, my mother and I changed our travel plans – 2 days before we left, which taught me a lot about booking things down to the wire! – and went to London instead of Brussels.  This made it my third trip to London in a year – and…

Jet lag sucks

So, after an unexpected hiatus, I’m back. I honestly had intended to try and blog while I was on my trip, but that just didn’t end up happening.  My mother and I found that we ended up back at our hotel each night so exhausted in the best way, that I just didn’t have the…

Tragedy and the change of plans

So, yesterday there was a tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, at the Brussels Airport and the metro station.  Three dozen people have been killed, and reports have the injured number over 100.  It’s a senseless, awful tragedy, and my heart goes out to the people of Belgium in this time. Tomorrow, my mother and I…

The “slow” break

So, I’ve been back at university now for 3 days, and I feel pretty much like this: Part of the hardest part of coming back to school after a break is trying to reset your sleep cycle back to school hours, and the struggle to do so is very real. My break, however, was really…

Christmas musings: on the subject of giving

Well, my vacation started a bit rocky with a canceled flight and a 6:40 am replacement flight – wheeee 😦 – but now, with the first moments of Boxing Day upon me, I can say that Christmas was indeed a success 🙂 I’ve always been a fan of Christmas, but I’ve found in recent years…