Self Care *

Being in medical school is tiring, difficult and can distract from not only being social, but self care. It's important to keep your priorities in line with your daily activities, but sometimes it's just as important to take a mental health day.

For me, long days of classes can wear me out very quickly and coming home to those long nights of studying is even worse. I find that physically removing myself from my desk for a few hours a week just to breathe really help. I used to feel really guilty about this. Once I started getting more and more comfortable with taking elongated breaks just to wake myself up and get a fresh attitude, I started taking break AT my desk -- which I soon realized were more of a hinderance than a help.

I started exploring my city. Finding cute little bakeries/coffee shops like the one pictured above. This not only satisfies my belly but seriously helps chill for a little while. 

How sweet it is *

Where has the weekend gone? My last weekend in DC with my sister and we managed to hit up a few last places I hadn't been yet. 

Busboys & Poets was really delicious, and although we wanted to go back and brunch there, there was something slightly greasy about it. At least for our taste, we both got a little sick from oil overload. It was beautiful inside and had a Love Jones vibe going. 

The Bethesda farmers market was so pretty, but not enough flowers in my opinion. Then again, we did roll in a bit late. There was this hilarious Jewish dude selling "kosher bacon" and he referred to his Muslim friends as "halal homies" -- definitely a term for the books. 

Next on our adventure was paper source and as you can imagine, I died and went to heaven. Sadly, there were too many people inside and my claustrophobic tendencies prevented me from purchasing anything. I saw several notebooks, pens and mugs I wanted to take home tho.

We went to the world market right after and decided on getting some tiny cute things for my sisters place, and rose lemonade -- because it sounded pretty.  I'm going to miss these weekends.

Sweat, tears and the sea.

Just before another semester begins, I need to restart the way I think about everything. A complete mental makeover. That's the only way I can move forward, the end of school is nearing and although there's a pretty strict path I have set for myself, the idea of falling off is pretty scary. Prayer is very important in setting in stone my goals, and only looking forward but a little sea, a lot of sun and a couple of nervous tears help. (it's okay to cry kids.)

I'm back and I'm better.

I'm going back to the basics of blogging, for myself if anything.

I've been trying to keep up with the ever changing face of the blogger lifestyle, and I just can't do it. I don't have the fancy cameras, or the fancy closets and I'm content with just posting beautiful images of my day and places/things I find online.

The pressure of not having a beautiful blog with content just as beautiful to match is the main reason I've been away for so long. I miss being here, and finding inspiration and strength from the blogs of other young women. Whether it's make up, or medicine, or fashion ..I just miss being here in my zone. I hope I don't sound cliche, but my blog(s) have been home to me for way too long.

I think most of you know that I am in medical school, and I'll be looking for ways to incorporate that in my next few posts.


Currently spending most of my time just studying non-stop. I took a rather leisurely nap today after micro because my eyelids were too heavy and the Brian Fallon song I was listening to was making me feel too at ease.

I am now left with two exams, and I think they're the most difficult. Path and Micro. I really disliked our teachers this time around, and I felt they could put in a lot more effort but I did the best I could with the information I had and even went out and found more information to help me along the way. I was able to understand most of the concepts and get a good grip, for now I'm left with a few days to review and I honestly cannot wait until these last two exams are over.

Here's a list of movie I'm seriously looking forward to have time for.

  1. Gueroes
  2. Appropriate behavior
  3. Seymour: An Introduction
  4. The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
  5. What we do in the Shadows.
  6. Timbukti

Autumn *

A month! It has been a month since I last posted anything.

I have been really busy trying to keep up with classes, my schedule this semester is incredibly hectic and I really don't like it. Although I like the classes, the arrangement makes studying and reviewing prior really terrible. None of that matters because nothing makes me happier the season of Autumn. Everything is glowy, and illuminated. Even bad days are beautiful in autumn.

Now that it's officially autumn, I can wear all the sweaters I've missed wearing over the spring and summer. This season is really perfect for me, I hate wearing anything that is skin tight and I love layers. With the cool breeze every morning, I enjoy dressing up. I keep everything simple, because the light of the season adds a glow to life. My favorite nailpolish to wear in the fall is a nude Essie color, because I enjoy wearing darker sweaters and hijabs I like to keep all of my accessories simple to give a clean look. I also really really love re-reading "Breakfast at Tiffany's" this time of year. It was autumn when I first read it in high school and I always get reminiscent to read it.

Oh and how perfect is my view?

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