2 minute story

I am standing off to one side, appropriately social distanced from the line of people hoping to enter the hospital today. Stickers on the floor tell them where to stand, and the masked hospital employee sitting at a table with sign-in sheets and hand sanitizer and forehead thermometers and masks calls them up when it … More 2 minute story

summer things

I sat down at a coffee shop today! It’s been awhile since I’ve done this, even though restaurants have been at 25% indoor/50% outdoor capacity for a month now (per phase 2 guidelines). Ever since I read this article, which breaks down covid transmission so well, I’ve felt uneasy about being indoors for a prolonged … More summer things

how I plan on spending my 8 weeks of summer break

Lately, ChrisLovesJulia have been some of my favorite people to follow on the internet. Chris and Julia Marcum run a home renovation website, and while I am currently not in a place financially to be doing any sort of home improvement, I have loved following along with their lives because I always end up feeling … More how I plan on spending my 8 weeks of summer break

if you’re a bird

Edit: I wrote this post before the recent events related to the Black Lives Matter movement, the protests, the injustices against George Floyd and countless others that followed his death, the confrontations between police and protesters, the social media posts. In light of how quickly everything was unfolding, I briefly made this post private because … More if you’re a bird

grateful, part 1

learning to extend grace to myself on this quiet tuesday morning. I would love to sit here for hours and work through my thoughts on this pandemic and on medical school and on how a little over a year ago, I wrapped up my three months in malawi and headed home. it turns out that … More grateful, part 1