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Tuesday Things

Adventures, Weekend Adventures, Tuesday ThingsMegan WhitsonComment

Hello, hello. As I said in my previous post (back in February! Yikes!), this is a super busy time of life right now: I have 4 weeks left of my LAST rotation, I’m cramming for boards and also trying to pack as much Utah/southwest adventure in as I can before I head back to the East coast in early May. I have so, so much to share with you guys about all of my outdoor adventures over the past months…but a lot of that will have to wait until I get past graduation :) If you want to keep up with my weekend adventures, follow along on my Instagram: @puravidacharleston <3

Delicate Arch at sunset : March 23, 2019

Delicate Arch at sunset : March 23, 2019

I thought I’d do a Tuesday Things post for my “study break” today. I hope you enjoy! If you have any YOU MUST DO/SEE THIS BEFORE YOU LEAVE UTAH, please comment and let me know :)

I should also mention quickly that I have absolutely loved my last rotation. I have been working on the NAC (neuro acute care) and NCC (neuro critical care) at the University of Utah since the beginning of February. It has been everything I could possibly dream and then so much more. I have wonderful instructors and I literally feel like my heart might explode from how much I love my patients in this setting. I think that neuro rehab is still my #1 but working in the ICU with neuro patients is a pretty darn close 2nd. So unbelievably thankful for the 6 months that I’ve gotten to spend at the U.

Okay…onto Tuesday Things!

  1. I created a playlist for one of my patients last week based on some of his favorite music (which happens to be some of my favorite music too). If you’re looking for some happy, eclectic beats, you can check it out on my Spotify.

  2. Also on the music front, I just found this website the other day for some study tunes. It’s Electric Forest radio. It’s a free station with all the jams from EF artists <3 I’m LOVING it. I also really hope that I get to go to Electric Forest one day - check out this year’s lineup!

  3. Y’all, I have ZERO money right now but for some reason, one of my favorite study breaks has been online “window shopping” … the perfect white tee, the perfect maxi dress for Folly nights, and I am in love with this black jumpsuit. I would also 100% wear this white strapless jumpsuit…if I knew that my fake tan wouldn’t rub off on it - ha! ;)

  4. Did you realize that Dad’s are the original hipsters?

  5. Have you heard of Trail Sisters? SUCH a cool concept/organization. I’m hoping to join the SLC group for a few trail runs before I head back to South Carolina!

  6. My clinical instructor and I just ordered these awesome Stance socks for one of our patients for his birthday. Aren’t they fun?!

  7. I have been to some pretty incredible parks over the past few weeks (I’ll try to do posts on each of them eventually): Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, Dead Horse Point, Big Cottonwood Creekside Park (disc golf) and Dimple Dell Regional Park (trail running).

  8. You guys know I love some thrifting - and here’s how it can help save the environment.

  9. When I was in Houston for my residency interview (I was offered a residency spot and have accepted - woohoo!), I checked out a few local breweries and was pretty darn impressed (in order of favorite): Platypus Brewing (Australian inspired, nice outdoor area, 6 pours per flight), Holler Brewing Co. (very cool vibe, eclectic beer options, 6 pours per flight) and Saint Arnold Brewing Company (oldest craft brewery in TX; beer was good, not great; HUGE, very cool outdoor area).

  10. And lastly, I’ll leave you with a few photos from my recent weekend adventures:

Maybe that was more than a few ;) These are from my early birthday trip to Zion and the Grand Canyon - I was lucky enough to get to experience a sunset (with champagne!) and a sunrise at the Grand Canyon…the pictures don’t even come close to doing it justice. I can’t wait to share more details and pictures with you guys soon.

Have a wonderful Tuesday! Big Love & Pura Vida <3