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Welcome to my blog!  I have no specific reason why I have randomly started a blog today, other than I have been meaning to start one for a long time!  Here I will be posting about my own life and maybe one day I will figure out what it all means. 

First, a little bit about me.  I love, love, love to bake and cook; it’s my creative outlet for an otherwise somewhat stressful life.  Any really fabulous recipes I find, I will post and hopefully pass along the sweet rewards to you! 🙂  I am also finishing my last semester of medical school, YAY!!!  It’s been a long, hard road, some of which I will share, also.  In July of this year, I am starting as a resident physician, and my residency is in Neurology!  I can hardly believe I have made it this far; I have had so many people tell me I could never do this, or I SHOULD never do this.  For example, I hate to say it, but being from a small southern town, there are certain expectations for young ladies.  Many young ladies grow up to get married and have babies right outside of high school, and my momma is one of them- there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  However, with those expectations in mind, you can imagine that no one expected for me to even get into medical school, much less succeed.  I always new I wanted to go to college, and I went to Baylor University and currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Pre-Medicine concentration.  Even in college, however, I had a pre-medical advisor who told me in the first semester of my freshman year (before I had even earned a single grade) that I would never make it in medicine, and there was no way I would get into medical school.  Well, I would show him!

Three years later, I was still pre-med, and doing very well.  I had to go before a “Pre-med Committee” before I could apply to med school, and this advisor was the chief of that committee.  He looked at me and then my grades, and said, “you might make it.”  He encouraged me to only apply to southern med schools, because “They just won’t understand you up north, and you just won’t get into a north eastern school.”  Again, I would show him.

After graduating from Baylor, I went up north to Erie, PA, for med school at LECOM.  And now, four years later, I am graduating!  I showed everyone, most importantly myself, what I was made of.  It was not easy, and medicine is still a boys’ club, but I’m sure I will have plenty of time to discuss that later.

Also, I am getting married!!!  My sweet fiance and I are planning a wedding in Savannah, GA for October 10, and I cannot WAIT!!  We met a med school in our first year, and he proposed at a bed and breakfast on a wine tasting weekend!  He is the very best, and I am so thankful for him, every single day.  I am doing a lot of the wedding in a Southern Vintage style with TONS of DIY projects, so I will definitely be posting about all the details here, too!

That’ll do for starters, I do think  <3

xoxo
Lauren

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