Grief, six months later: finding my silver lining

Grief, six months later: finding my silver lining

I'm now nearing the six month mark of losing the love of my life, and this has been a big milestone looming over me for awhile now. When we learn about grief in medical school, we're taught is that six months is when people are supposed to stop feeling the extreme emotions surrounding grief. Symptoms [...]

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Get to know Dose of Fluff: 10 Facts about me

Get to know Dose of Fluff: 10 Facts about me

This month marks a year since I started this blog, so to celebrate, I thought I would do a post re-introducing myself and help you guys get to know me a little better, since I feel like I've never done a real introduction! So, here are some facts about me -- mixing up some fluff [...]

Losing my boyfriend to cancer, grief, and moving forward

Losing my boyfriend to cancer, grief, and moving forward

If you follow me on Instagram, you know what I've been going through in the past months. I initially chose not to reveal what was happening when it was all starting because I was so overwhelmed, trying to keep up with medical school and trying to spend as much time with him as possible. But [...]

Being assertive

Being assertive

The holiday season has been long, long over, and a blog post has been long overdue, but the second half of second year really hit me like a hurricane! It's been a whirlwind of tests, meetings, heightened extracurriculars, lots of personal obligations, and trying to find a time to start Step 1 studying in between. [...]

What fashion means to me

What fashion means to me

I wasn't always obsessed with fashion. It's weird to me to even say that I sort of have a fashion blog now and all my childhood friends are probably incredulous, because up until midway through middle school, I really didn't care much about clothes and let my mom basically shop for me. I've written about [...]

Weekends in medical school

Weekends in medical school

Medical school is no piece of cake. So many people used this analogy to describe medical school: drinking water out of a fire hydrant. Although I came into med school last year extremely skeptical of this (because literally everyone told me this so I thought it was just a cliche!), I have to concede that often times [...]