Trigger warning: Parent death/dying, grief, mental health It has been several months since I last updated my site. It has also been a while since I wrote a Catch Up With Me post. A lot of thoughts and emotions have been going through me these last few months. This will be a pretty raw and... Continue Reading →
Preparing for the CFPC Exam
I want to start by dedicating this post and my blog to Appa (my father). Appa passed away recently in June 2022 after battling cancer for two years. He was diagnosed when I began residency. He was my cheerleader, he was the first person I would speak with about my career aspirations, my next decision/steps... Continue Reading →
Before You Start Your Residency Journey
Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Pexels.com Hi everyone, Many of you are about to start your first year of residency. I recently wrote an email to a reader who requested advice before beginning their first year. Please note this is coming from a family medicine resident. I believe this post may be relevant to other... Continue Reading →
Half way through my second year!
I sit here in front of the fireplace this morning. Kiddo has been dropped off at school, I have a couple of hours before I go in to make a home-call visit and then ER shift later this evening (5pm - midnight). Many months have gone by without an update. Enjoying quiet mornings. LIFE I... Continue Reading →
Life update and Obstetrics & Gynecology rotation
Hello my readers! I sit here on a Sunday night alongside Hubby, kiddo is fast asleep, the kitchen is clean, laundry is in the dryer. Garbage/recycling collection day is tomorrow and that has been placed outside (hoping for no racoons!) Plants in the rain - front porch. We are in our new house - for... Continue Reading →
Reflections – My First Year of Residency.
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted something new on here - partly due to time and a lot due do to writer's block! I am currently completing my Internal medicine rotation. Next week Tuesday I will be post-call and would have completed my intern year in Family Medicine! WHAT?! Let's reflect on... Continue Reading →
Marriage and parenting during residency
"How do you do it??" - a question I have been asked numerous times since starting residency. It is all very amazing - and exhausting. My intention is not to make this a rant-post filled with complaints about my life? I don't know, we'll see how this unfolds. Typical Work Day Hubby, baby and I... Continue Reading →
Friday – Catch up with me!
Hello everyone! Grab yourselves a cup of coffee or tea and let's catch up! THANK YOU!!!! --> We're already half way through February 2021! Can you believe how fast time is flying by? How did you celebrate New Years? Did you make any New Years resolutions - are you still following them? :)) --> No... Continue Reading →
Weeks leading up to Match Day
Hello readers! Edit Jan 2021: I wrote this back in 2019 while awaiting my results. It was sitting in my drafts for over 2 years. Now I felt like publishing it. It brings back some very raw memories and feelings. ---------------- 2019: This post is about the weeks leading to rank order submission and match... Continue Reading →
Red Coconut Curry – Vegan
Hi everyone! Here is a quick, simple and delicious sweet-spicy vegan coconut curry that can be made in 20-30 mins. You require the VH red coconut curry sauce for this one. Use whatever veggies/protein you have on hand. I used onions, carrots, mushrooms and tofu. (You can also use broccoli, peas, corn, chickpeas!) Steps: Cut... Continue Reading →