An Honest Pre-Med Tell-All

the good, bad & ugly

Happy Monday readers!

I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile now and I feel like there isn’t enough explanation on how it really feels to be pre-med. There’s always a different story and perspective as everyone has a unique journey, however I’m going to share what I think is most common to see as a pre-med in college that isn’t sugar-coatted. Without further ado, let’s dig into it!

The Good: Benefits

As there are many benefits and good things about being pre-med and aspiring to become a physician, I believe that there are bigger benefits than potentially getting a lot of money in the future or a “title.”  So here’s my two cents on what I believe is the true benefits of being pre-med:Continue reading “An Honest Pre-Med Tell-All”

Gratitude is an Attitude

Hello friends,

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I apologize for the tardiness of this blog post! University has been consuming my life and I’m just learning how to balance out blogging at the same time. During this break, I’ve been listening to great podcasts within the Lifestyle section on Spotify and the word “gratitude” has been brought up numerous of times throughout different podcasts. I’ve always heard people talk about how it’s important to wake up each morning and give your thanks and gratitude before stepping out of bed, however; it’s been a difficult process for me because I never implemented a plan for myself. So, after listening to Jim Kwik’s message on The Ultimate Health Podcast, I decided to take some notes and begin a 30 Day Gratitude Challenge. I highly recommend listening to this podcast after you’re done reading this post. (157: Jim Kwik – The Key To A Better Memory) Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 6.35.17 PM

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Good Times on a Budget!

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Happy Saturday and welcome back to my blog!

Yesterday was my significant other’s birthday and to celebrate, I surprised him with tickets to the Arizona State Fair! It’s been awhile since we got out of our study caves and had a little date night so the fair was a perfect choice. After a long week of exams this outing was much-needed and deserved! We both love going on rides and exploring around so nonetheless, we had a great time at the fair yesterday. In addition, we also had a deep-fried banana split (yum!) and a turkey leg for that extra protein. (I was the one who decided on the banana split, of course). Although the Arizona State Fair is a fun place, I wanted to share how you can budget the fair and save $$$ since it can become expensive really quickly! So without further ado, let’s get started…FullSizeRender (1)Continue reading “Good Times on a Budget!”

Chicago Adventures

My Chicago Adventure

Hello my lovely friends,

About a week ago I went to Chicago for fall break and although I was there for only 3 days, I immediately fell in love with the city life. I did almost every touristy thing you can imagine while visiting Chicago and I made my very own Chicago Bucket-List for y’all! Additionally, this was my first time taking a trip with Barrett the Honors College and I’m extremely grateful to have explored this city with my colleagues. So without further ado, let’s get started into this list! 🙂

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Back to the Basics with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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Happy Friday friends,

Today I have a very special post that I’ve been thinking about lately and I think a lot of you will enjoy it. Since the end of August, I’ve been volunteering with Hospice of the Valley and began my class about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. I came into this course with no prior experience with the disease and never met anyone who’s been linked with it. So coming in with a clean slate, I had only an idea of what it’ll be like from movies or TV shows. So, when you hear the word Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may think of Allie from The Notebook or someone just forgetting a lot about their past. Well here’s a couple of things I’ve learned…Continue reading “Back to the Basics with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”

Fall Quotes That Refuel My Soul

Hi friends,

As inspiration from my fall-inspired looks, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite fall quotes that I’ve stumbled upon on Pinterest. Reading them just gets me into the mood of being calm, cool and cozy. Also, wanting to grab a hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte (even though it’s currently still 96 degrees in AZ, yikes!). So grab a cozy blanket, maybe some warm tea and enjoy! 🙂

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Fall Clothing Inspiration

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Hey y’all,

It’s officially fall season and I’m super excited to share my outfit ideas and looks! Autumn is the perfect time to bring out boots, sweaters, denim and leather jackets, scarves.. you name it! Neutrals are my go-to when styling my outfits because they are so versatile and match with anything. For this fall season, I’ve seen more patterns being implemented throughout outfits and I’m really liking this checkered trend because it is eye-catching and different. At the end of this post, I’ve also added some additional fall inspiration outfits that I found on Pinterest and I hope you’ll enjoy! Continue reading “Fall Clothing Inspiration”

fitness

Hey there!

As dedication to my first fitness post, I wanted to include my favorite products that I always use within my daily life whether I’m working out at the gym or running errands. I’ve been an active gym-goer ever since my volleyball career ended in high school and during this time, I’ve run (no pun intended, haha) across amazing products that I highly recommend for you to try! Here’s my top 5 favorite products that I use EVERYDAY:

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Resistance bands are a staple to my leg day and booty workouts due to the resistance that it adds while doing compound exercises or stretches. I recommend using these bands for exercises such as: glute bridges, donkey kicks, fire hydrants, front squats, standing adduction, lateral band walks and etc. to fire up the glutes and prepare for an awesome workout. Always remember, glute activation is KEY to growing your bum especially if you’re sedentary for most of the day. The resistance bands pictured above are only $10.95 on Amazon Prime and other brands are relatively around the same price. Get yours here: https://goo.gl/8pnTYe. Continue reading

Pre-Med 101: Selecting Easy Classes

Hi friends!

Midterm season is officially here and Spring classes are already beginning to open up. How did time fly by so fast?! I’m thinking the exact same thing! But no fear, I created a list of my top 5 key tips to know while registering for classes. As much as it is easy to roll the dice and take whatever professor that fits within your schedule, it may be something that you’ll terribly regret by the end of the year. So sit back, relax, grab a snack and let’s start the list! Continue reading “Pre-Med 101: Selecting Easy Classes”

Hello and welcome to my 1st blog post!

I’m super excited to deliver fun insight of my experiences through life and hopefully you can learn a thing or two as you continue this journey with me. As some of you may know, I did a volunteer clinical medicine trip a summer ago for 8 weeks in Trujillo, Peru. During this trip I had the most amazing and rewarding time of my life serving the people of this country with community workshops for the youth about hygiene and a medical campaign serving over 150 people. However, I also experienced the BEST food while I was there. I’m a huge foodie lover so please be ready to have your mouth watering by the end of this post. Continue reading