Sunday, 4 October 2015

Little Things I've Loved This Week #7

1. Feeling like I've really helped someone. After reading a particularly relatable blog post this week, I emailed the author to give a bit of reassurance. I was worried they might think I was a bit crazy and creepy, so it was so lovely to read a really happy, positive blog post from them the next day thanking everyone who'd helped in some way, plus a lovely email reply. All the good feelings :)

2. Stunning sky. I've woken up to some incredible sunrises this week - the kind that are so unbelievably beautiful I literally have to jump out of bed for a better view. Similarly, there have been gorgeous pinky-purple sunsets as I get home. I might have missed the Lunar eclipse, but the Supermoon has been also looking rather super over the city this week.

3. Teaching. I had the chance to take a couple of second year students to the ward this week for their first hospital placement. It feels like no time at all since I was in their position, so it was nice to pass on some knowledge, as well as realise how far I've come in the time. Plus I got a lovely text to say thank you that evening, making the experience even better.

4. Not missing the bus home on a Friday afternoon. All week I've been walking out of the hospital gates just as my bus pulls away. So at the end of a long week, it was a good feeling to get the stop and have the sign say the bus was a minute away!

5. Not feeling out of my depth. Sometimes in medicine I wonder if I even have a comfort zone because everything feels so challenging. But I spent two days this week in A&E and was perfectly happy seeing patients, presenting them to doctors and even having some idea of what was wrong and what to do! Which is certainly a development from that one time I ran away from A&E at the beginning of third year... (don't worry. no patients came to any harm from my skiving haha).

6. Coding a drop down menu bar without breaking my blog. It's still not perfect, but it was much easier than I expected! All it really took was a bit of pre-planning to get all the links and then I followed this tutorial.

What have you enjoyed this week?



  1. You are such a lovely person, Jennifer! I bet that person you emailed was so grateful to you because I know I would be. And well done on having an idea on what to do with the patients - that's pretty awesome in itself and I admire you so much. Also, the drop down bar looks great! xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  2. Sounds like you've had a good week :) To be honest I haven't done much teaching because I don't feel confident or competent enough haha, but when I have it's turned out to be a reminder of how far I've come - as you say, everything is such a challenge and uphill battle that I don't really notice myself improving but I must've absorbed something in the past 5 years!

  3. oooh the simple things in life. thanks for sharing all of these, its so nice to pause and take a little break to take stock of all the things we are thankful for in life <3

    Jessica |

  4. I always think it's great to note the positives of our days as we are always so quick to jump on the negatives! Great post :)

    Musings & More

  5. Hasn't the sky been the prettiest this week? I just love the bautiful sunrises and sunsets - it always makes me feel small! x

    Sophie Cliff


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