I’m back!

Does anyone remember me?! I can’t believe that it has been seven months since I logged in here and put up a post….

Life has taken many crazy twists and turns and it is just now that I feel as if I am back and centered… I underwent knee surgery in April, graduated with my masters degree, began my life as a 9-5er and found myself single…

And yet, I think I may be the happiest I’ve ever been… I began working out again in August, have lost almost 20 lbs and am running a 5k next weekend…

I’m not sure where this blog is going to take me now, what the focus will be or how often I will post but it will be nice to have somewhere to put everything down again…

In the mean time here are some pictures that make me smile!






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what a whirlwind

wow, I still remember the log in for the blog! who woulda known!  Lots of big events have happened in the past 6 months. I turned 27, landed a permanent job with the organization that I love, I’m 2 1/2 months away from graduating, I dumped my boy friend, found a new guy who lights up my life, I learned all about seizures in dogs, and I learned a lot about myself.

So not sure what piece of news there is the most exciting or the most shocking but it is all big in my book!  I had not been selected for any fellowship positions and had decided to hold off on the job search until February or March as I was still working part time as a resident where I had been all summer.  When a job opening was posted that I knew I was interested I jumped on it.  And today was my first day in my new role! I’ll be part time until graduation and then full time as soon as I wrap up with school.

I called it quits with Steve at the beginning of December.  People had begun to comment to me that I was turning into a bully when I was around him and that I was starting to just be flat out mean.  I hated who I had become.  He had his good qualities but I had just become unable to look past the bad ones.  I was tired of hearing my cooking was horrible, tired of him telling Minnie that he hoped she died and tired of just never being happy.

It was such a weight off of my shoulders to move on and before I had a moment to blink someone stumbled into my life that I never could have seen coming.  He loves my friends, loves my cooking, loves my dog and loves me.  And needless to say that I am head over heels for him.

One night in November while watching TV I head Minnie make a strange noise and I saw her leg jerk.  I thought she had caught her leg int he couch and broken it but when I went to check on her she was stiff as a board, began foaming and convulsing.  I thought she was dying and we rushed her to the emergency vet where she had another seizure.  They determined that she most likely was presenting as epileptic and we had to change all of her meds which took a long time to adjust to.  She’s had about one seizure a month since, but they are getting further apart in time and she’s been recovering more quickly from them, knock on wood.

So yeah, that’s been life – a new update soon hopefully!

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Here’s a pic if the puppy to make u smile!!!


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October 12, 2011 · 11:19 am

well I’ve just been a bad bad blogger

So yeah, I fell off the face of the earth there for a few months…

Things have just been so busy that by the time I sit down and have some time to myself I don’t want to touch a computer, and lets me honest, time to myself is a rare commodity these days…

I submitted 5 fellowship applications – so far I’ve have only 1 rejection and 2 phone interviews, still waiting to hear back from 2 others…. The applications themselves were a bit overwhelming, trying to make sure everything was perfect – but I got them done…

I’m still working 15-20 hrs a week… and I’m taking 16 credits at school PLUS pursuing certification for Lean Six Sigma which equates to 3 more credits of work – yes I know I’m crazy…

But the great news is that I got back on the band wagon with working out – went for 2 weeks straight to the gym and lost 10 lbs, then I caught the flu and was out of commission for a few weeks, today I got my butt up at 6 am and threw myself on the elliptical and treadmill for over an hr… It felt great!

Through all of this, the stress has triggered a migraine so I’ll be picking up some cyclic breakers at the pharmacy after class today…

I hope to not disappear for 2 months again but no promise… However I will certainly update on the fellowship process – fingers crossed…

Tomorrow…. I’m going to see HANSON!!!!!! MMMMMMBOP! – def something to look forward too!!!!

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where has the summer gone

Monday marks the first day of my second year as a graduate student.  I will have 5 classes, one focusing on the lean six sigma process and will own my life from the looks of the syllabus – plus to get the certification that goes along with this course it will be 1500$ and additional course work and classes… yikes…

So here’s the big news that has owned my life this week…. there is a very very small chance I may move away from Pittsburgh next year…

On Saturday Steve dropped the bomb that he would be willing to move with me if I chose that apply to an out of state fellowship program.  I about died… and then I quickly dove into research pediatric administrative fellowship options…

I’ve settled on a fellowship in Seattle, Chicago, Milwaukee, Columbus OH and Pittsburgh… I’m a little late to the party of fellowships so I’m going to be scrambling to get letters of reference, write personal statements and essays… bah… hopefully one of them pays off… i don’t want to leave pittsburgh but there are not very many pediatric options outside of the children’s hospital here and I love what I’m doing in my residency and want to pursue it further…

Here goes nothin….

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Reality tv

I never get into the bachelor or bachelorette like I do other reality tv. This year I’ve watched both with passion. I’ve seen ashley on the bachelorette and thought she was so real and was like any 20 something girl. Then tonight she picks jp instead of the strong sensitive Ben who chose her to be the one he opened up to.

And I can’t help but think she made yet another mistake and it makes me think of mistakes I’ve made. They led me down a crazy path with someone who is not perfect and needs work. In a way he is my Ben after my numerous jps let me down, judged, got jealous etc. I hope I’m wrong Ashley, but I just don’t see it working.

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