Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the countdown continues

resolution review: book learning
#9: recommit to reading and studying.

unlike many of my other goals for 2010, this one actually did have a MICRO component: i proposed 30 minutes spent (outside of work) either reading or studying, 5 days per week.

since i passed the boards* (yay!) and got my grant finished (double yay!), i wouldn't call this goal a total fail. however, there are always new challenges on the horizon, and there is SO MUCH to learn in the field of endocrinology!

i've already decided that i would like to be more specific in my goals for each week:


now i just need to figure out how to remain focused and disciplined when fear (ie: a $2000 exam; a 25-part grant) is not in the picture.

* since i now feel confident that my study method worked and i know there are peds residents reading, here is another link to the prep calendar i made with 5 weeks until the test (scroll to sept/oct 2010 to see the entries). i primarily studied from laughing your way and did PREP questions. feel free to email me for more details!

apartment therapy
day 1 -- or "clean one room" -- went off without a hitch. i have to admit that i was not as excited about polishing my surfaces as maxwell was:

he is enjoying this A LOT

but dusting the dresser and venetian blinds was somewhat satisfying.

here's our minimalist bedroom, post-clean:

boring = peaceful

actually, i think a calming piece of abstract art with blues and yellows (or an ocean scene?) would be nice over the bed, but i do like this room that many would consider way too boring and spare.

here's our dresser:

now dust-free!

my bedside table:

essentials: murakami, notebook, lotion, lip balm, glasses

you can see who the true minimalist is:

i can't compete with this

today's task is much more fun than vacuuming and surface cleaning . . . check it out! details tomorrow, of course.

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12.13.10

workout: 40 minutes on the elliptical + upper body weights

note to self: i do not cook on mondays. mondays are always a bit long (we have a required conference that doesn't start until 5pm) and more than a little draining, and i NEVER want to cook upon returning home. luckily, there were lots of leftovers in our fridge to make this unnecessary!

a smorgasbord of sorts

10 comments:

Chelsea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I missed when you got your official results from the boards. Congrats! Not that there was really a chance you wouldn't pass :).

Emily @ Relishments said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that headboard! Where is it from?

sarah (SHU) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

emily: all of our bedroom furniture is from the 'malm' line from IKEA! i love it.

lee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I need to do that Apartment Therapy thing. My house stresses me out.

haya said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i wish our bedroom was that empty and tidy!!

MS said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I watched that Apartment Therapy video yesterday and got a big kick out of how much Maxwell loved waxing the butcher block (and that it was how he'd unwind at the end of a tough day). That's so not me!

BTW, I just want to say that I look forward to reading your posts every day. I love your approach to organization and juggling multiple responsibilities. And I love that it's real life! I'm probably not as busy as you, but I have been working full time, going to grad school part time, and TTCing, so it's nice to see you juggling it all and still taking care of yourself!

Aimee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sarah-- if you would like an ocean scene, Eric has quite a few on his website (www.photoalchemist.com)-- if you seen anything you like we can get you a print!

girlinmaths said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations on passing the board. I understand it is a big thing in medicine in the us, but what is it exactly?
That apartment therapy challenge sounds really interesting, and I hope to read more of how you are doing with it.
Can I ask you another question? How do you keep track of your resolutions, and the progress you make on them? Can you write about that a little?

sarah (SHU) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

MS: thank you!

aimee: ooh i'll have to show josh & see what he thinks!

girlinmaths: it's the national board certifying exam to be a general pediatrician. since i am specializing, it doesn't mean that much but i had to pass that in order to sit for endocrine boards, so it was important! plus, it was $2000 and i would have been really sad to have to shell that out again . . .

your other question = future post :) thank you!

Gabriela. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loved the smorgasbord - gotta love fun leftovers!
:D

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