Posted in Personal Post

Life Update-Is It Summer Yet?

Hey All,

Normally my posts are centered on my weight loss journey or some random topic. This week has been just a little too hectic and I decided that I just wanted to write a personal post instead. So here is just a quick little life update.

This week has been EXHAUSTING! With the weather here in Michigan being crazy we had several snow days in our graduate program. This has caused a lot of self learning, which is fine except we are expected to do that on top of the few topics they teach us directly. Renal is so overwhelming. God bless nephrologists, but pass. I have 0 desire to manage this complicated mess. Sadly I know I’ll see renal problems with patients everywhere in my future.

We held a bone marrow donor drive via Be the Match this week. It went over very well. I’m super proud of all my classmates and a bit thankful it is over. All the coordinating e-mails became exhausting.  Here are some pictures from the drive.

I have been losing steam when it comes to focusing on my diet and exercise. I am anxious to do my 5K in the spring because my runs lately have felt super difficult. Don’t know why, but my body just isn’t being compliant. Also, have been lifting a little bit. I’m excited to meet with a personal trainer this coming Wednesday to work on lifting a bit more.

That is all for now. Off to hit the books!

With Peace,

-B

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Posted in Personal Post

A general life post

Hey All,

As some of you may know, weather in Michigan-especially the west side- can be pretty variable. This weeks forecast has been crazy. Snow on Monday while Friday its going to be in the 70s and rainy. With all the associated pressure changes I have been struggling with increased migraines. I have not been a migraine sufferer in the past but the last two months have been rough. When this happens I find it hard to have motivation for anything. No workouts, no cooking, no cleaning, and forget about anything social with friends or family. I feel really frustrated when I’m trying to have my life together and my health, or lack there of steps in the way.

In other news, I’m slowly planning my backpacking trip with A to South America. Ekk!!! We plan to hit Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. So if you’ve been to ANY of these places or south america in general and have suggestions of things to and not to do I’d love to hear them! We will be going in August and I cannot wait! 

I’m also in the process of prepping to move in a few weeks…to move AGAIN in August. I hate moving. Point blank, its one of my least favorite things in the world. But I’ll be doing it twice in the span of 4 months. More concerning, I will be moving in with my parents. At 26-agh! Send help. hah. don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that its even an option but this will be the first time I’ve lived with them since 18. I know its only temporary since its just in between leases with other PA students in August and my long term house sitting, but still. Pray for me friends.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

with peace,

-B

 

 

Posted in About me RIGHT now

About me RIGHT now 6/2017

Hey all!

Currently I am 26 and working as a Genetic Scientist for a pharmaceutical company. I just graduated with my masters this past April in Biological Sciences. Due to all the time working two jobs and graduate school took, my diet and exercise routine went out the door. So I’m currently working on getting back to my healthy ways. As of now, I am dating a lovely man that I’ll refer to as M. I live on the west side of Michigan and am loving only having to coordinate 1 job schedule. I love my two chocolate labs and all things hammocks, music, travel, and camping. I am the definition of extroverted introvert which makes for an interesting experience. I am in love with my crazy messy life and currently wouldn’t change much about it.

Have questions? Feel free to comment and I’ll try my best to answer =]

with peace,

-B

*I wrote this when I was restarting my blogging and didn’t have the heart to get rid of it. Reading old posts give me nice little snapshot into my life and where I was.