Deciding on a Gap Year

The Back Story I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, like since January. I’ve been grappling with the idea of taking a gap year since December/January, and officially decided that I would decide to do it in March. Sometimes I think being somebody who likes to think ahead is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing in that I always feel like I’m working towards something that motivation is always there (even if it’s a small amount),…

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New Challenges

The school year has been over for a few weeks now but still, still, I feel like I have due dates and exams coming up. I’ve been trying to get myself to chill, but that’s been hard because I’ve got to back into grind mode very soon. I know a while back I mentioned a few of the plans that I had for this Summer, and just like last time none of those things are happening lol. In fact, my life…

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Life Lately {Mid-Spring 2018}

Whew, it’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these posts. I’ve been super busy with school, work, and life, so the blog had to take a back seat for a bit. I’m on Spring Break now so I have some time to finalize the posts that I have in my drafts. For now, I want to fill you guys in on what’s been going on lately. Life Black Excellence Scholarship Ball Last Friday, I attended a formal with…

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A Pre-Med’s Gift Guide

 Stumped on what to gift your favorite premed student? Look no further, I’ve got you covered. Today’s post was super fun to put together and I hope you find it to be helpful! Now, let’s get to it! Fujifilm Camera// Visa Gift Card// Desk Calendar//Weekender//Exam Crackers MCAT Books//Moleskine Notebook// Ceramic Cup//Staedtler Marker Pens//Beats Headphones  Related: JOURNEY TO MEDICINE: INSPIRATION As a premed student, who also happens to be a woman, I really find joy in being able to document this arduous…

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How To Get Shadowing Experience

“Things take time, so just be patient” Aside from classes, getting clinical experience has probably been the hardest thing for me so far. Despite completing a medical assistant program, I don’t have any certifications/ licenses. But even if I did, I’m not sure that I would even have the time to actually use them, but I digress. The point is, a few months ago I had very little to no relevant clinical or shadowing experience. This bothered me because it…

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