Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Beginning

Today and tomorrow mark a few beginnings for me: it is the first day of my clinical year (356 days until graduation!) and I am launching my blog! It is such an amazing feeling and a true blessing to watch two of my dreams unfold right before my eyes!

To start, I have wanted to be a Physician Assistant for as long as I can remember. My father is a physician, and I grew up immersed in medicine and developed a love for science at an early age.  I love that my future profession encompasses science and service - I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be! I still remember finding out that I was accepted to my first choice program like it was yesterday...it is hard to believe that I start my first rotation tomorrow!

And that is where the blog comes into play. As much as I love the medical field, I equally love fashion, style, textiles, sparkle, shoes, shopping, etc.! My mom is a seamstress/costume/interior designer and has toted me along on her fabric store runs for as long as I can remember. If you're following the story, you might think that this blog was inevitable!

Scholarly, Physician Father + Creative, Seamstress Mother = PA Student Fashion Blogger Daughter



I am excited to enter the work force and earn my "young professional" badge, but my philosophy is probably a little different than some of my blogging peers:
1. I am a grad student and am on a VERY conservative budget...one that does not allow for much personal shopping. Hello, Closet Remixing!!
2. The medical profession requires conservative and practical wardrobe choices at times. "Boring" you say?! STAY TUNED...

I have been so blessed to have made some great friends during this short but amazing journey thus far, and I CAN'T WAIT to see what else is in store! Thank you all for inspiring me, and for your love and support!


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SPECIAL THANKS to my new friends Whitley and Yasi for their invaluable advice & pointers, and to my sweet friend Sarah M. for her amazing photography skills!!

15 comments:

  1. Congrats sweetie :-) so very proud of you.

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  2. Welcome, congrats, and good luck! I'm a PA-C in the Hoosier state and, dare I call myself this (?), a fashionista. I'm looking forward to following your journey and will happily root you on! It is fun and challenging...but the clinical year is definitely the better 'half'. I'm also embarking on a new journey today, starting a new position in a new area of practice. Love that part of being a PA!
    Just wanted to say hello and congratulate you on both of your new experiences!

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    1. Thank you so much! First day went well, and I am looking forward to a break from the classroom! Good luck at your new job - what area of specialty are you in?

      As far as shoes go, I am already very tall and am a self-proclaimed "queen of cute flats" so stay tuned!! I find them all over so hopefully you will get some ideas as far as places to shop :) Thanks for your kind words and support!

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  3. I am also quite tall, so i typically live in flats, but every once in a while, i want to rock some cute heels!
    I just left 4.5 yrs in pain management to join an ortho practice. I'm excited for a new perspective and ready to get some OR time, as well. Prior to that, my first job was in primary care....and eventually I think I'd like to do that again. Any idea what area of practice you plan to pursue?

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    1. I am leaning towards cardiology right now but I'm excited to experience other specialties too! How was your first week?

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  4. Yay for fellow medical fashionistas:) Good luck on your first rotation. I'm on my second one, so still pretty new to this. It can be overwhelming, but I love being out of the classroom!

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    1. Thanks for your love and support! It's so great to find fellow "medical fashionistas"!! So far, so good...geriatrics is a little slow at times though, haha!

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  5. I'm so excited for you! I'm currently in the middle of my didactic year in Savannah and have been thinking the same thing about the conservative wardrobe. My small group leader actually told our group, "You shouldn't leave the house looking like a pharmaceutical rep." I can't wait to see you outfit ideas for clinicals!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Caitlin! I hope I am able to inspire you wardrobe-wise, and in the sense that there is life after the classroom!! Haha I thought the PowerPoints would never end on some days! :) Take care and keep in touch!

      Steph

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  6. Amazing congrats!! I really want to get into the field if PA, but its been so difficult to get in. I graduated with a BA, any tips?

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  7. We really are in the same place.. I love fashion, but have no money!

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