1. What made you start blogging?
I began blogging to document both my time in PA school and the wedding planning process. I thought it would just be a “journal” that only my mom would read that I could look back on later in life. Little did I know how many friends I would make through blogging and how much I would fall in love with it! I now consider my blog a “lifestyle” blog, where I document real life moments in our marriage mixed with occasional recipe posts and much more!
I am an orthopedic physician assistant and I LOVE my job! I am only 3 months in but it is the perfect fit for me! I see patients in the office most days and assist in surgery other days. We do all types of orthopedic surgeries including hip replacements, knee replacements, carpal tunnel release, distal radius fractures, femur fractures, etc. I do a LOT of injections in joints for arthritis pain and look at hundreds of x-rays a week. Every day you see something new and exciting; it definitely keeps me on my toes! One thing I love most about my job is that there is always an acute problem (pain, broken bone, etc) that I have the ability to fix and make better. It’s so gratifying to make patients feel better!
3. What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day starts off around 6:15am with the dreaded alarm. Out of bed and straight to the coffee maker for a large cup of coffee. Feed and let the doggy out then it’s time to get ready. I leave the house around 7:20am for a 30 minute commute to work. I see patients all morning then head to the hospital around 12:00pm to make rounds on all the inpatients on our service. Spend an 1.5 hours at the hospital checking on our patients and writing notes then back to the office to inhale my lunch before afternoon patients. See patients until 5:00pm then straight to the gym to meet hubs for a workout. I usually get home around 7:00pm and we cook dinner. Shower, read or watch t.v. in bed for a little bit, then lights out around 10:00pm (I’m such an old lady!).
6. What are some of your hobbies?
My very favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and doggy. He is seriously my best friend. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, we always have the best time together. We spend all our summer weekends at my family’s beach house…my happy place. We love taking our dog on walks and letting her swim. Also, any time I have a good book in hand I am a happy girl! We love spending time outside and we go on walks, bike rides, etc. any chance we get.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
You can read all my answers to these questions, here!