There have been many times during this grad school journey where I have felt exhausted and just wanted a day to lay on my couch and binge-watch whatever show my fiance just got me hooked on. Between work and school (and family and homework and household chores...) there isn't a lot of time to do … Continue reading When Your Health Gets You Down
There's something to be said for planning ahead. One of the biggest struggles I had when I transitioned to adult life was making sure I kept up with everything I needed to do...including bills. Especially bills. The thought of forgetting a payment or even being late made my heart rate sputter and increase, and even … Continue reading Paying 3 Bills in 1 Day Doesn’t Freak Me (or My Bank Account) Out
It is a time of great blessings (read: free money) and great debt (read: student loan debt promissory notes). I both love and hate this time of July. My university (where I have gone for both undergrad and grad school) produces their student aid packages like clockwork (unless, of course, our state legislatures don't agree … Continue reading Financial Aid Season Is Upon Us
After 13 long hours on my feet yesterday at work (and an hour and a half driving to and from the hospital), I entered my apartment to find my lovely fiance heating up dinner for me (such a sweetheart!) and a bill for lab work I had in May. I didn't know I would have … Continue reading Surprise Bill? No Problem!
Where I disappeared to...
I admire the girls who show up to class or work with the perfect hair and makeup. Really, I do. I've never been super into doing my hair and makeup, or keeping up on the latest fashion trends. But these girls always look so put together even when they don't have to (or when they're … Continue reading Messy Hair, Messy Room, Organized Life
While I may be a bit of a logophile, my favorite words are not always the most...sophisticated sounding. I love how the word "moist" seems to make a shiver run up some people's spines (my internship preceptor absolutely hated it!). I am fascinated by "syzygy," because no word should ever have that many y's and … Continue reading Free is my favorite word!
It's that time of the year again! This is the first year that I have joined the ranks of working adults across the United States participating in Open Enrollment for benefits. Typically, Open Enrollment is a limited time frame when employees (or just citizens, if you're purchasing health insurance privately) are able to sign up … Continue reading Adulting 101: Health Insurance Basics
These are some common terms that you may come across in your journey to signing up for health insurance. Take a look and let me know if you want any more info on any of them...I'd be happy to help! 🙂 Benefit year/benefit period: the time frame in which your benefits will cover you. I … Continue reading Adulting 101: Health Insurance Terminology
I officially have survived my first grad school midterm! Woo hoo! It wasn't my first grad school test, but it was my first stats test in grad school. Considering I was the girl in high school who told her dad she wouldn't pick a career that involved math (and then continued on to nursing school … Continue reading First Midterm ✓