In nursing school, I had this idea in my head that nothing happened over nightshift. I heard from some sources that nurses slept during nights! And this was confirmed when I would come early to my day shift (at one particular unnamed hospital) and see nurses asleep at the nurses’ station. Going into my first nightshift, I had no idea what to expect. Was there a lot to do? Would I feel tired?  Read More



As I begin writing this blog post, I can’t help struggling to find the right words. The magic and beauty which is Peru is hard to put into words. Machu Picchu had long been on my bucket-list and when I heard Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu visitations were getting restricted, I panicked. I HAD to go before they closed the trail and potentially Machu Picchu…something they’ve been moving closer and closer to each year. As time goes on, their restrictions get worse. When we went, the amount of visitors on the Inca Trail and to Machu Picchu had decreased by 75%! Bare this in mind when planning your trip to Peru.  Read More



Recently, Uniform Advantage sent me some of their brand new Butter-Soft Stretch Scrubs. I was initially attracted to the scrubs because of all the fun color choices! You can even pick different styles like a drawstring waist or even elastic. No matter what style you choose, pocket space is guaranteed! As a nurse, you need to put so many things in your scrubs. Not having enough storage space can ruin your shift.  Read More



This time a few years back, Ian and I were planning our incredible trip to Peru. Peru takes some serious planning. Looking back on our photos, I can’t believe this trip happened. Similarly to Iceland, this was the trip of a lifetime. This trip reminds me of why we travel so much; there is so much different culture out there, inexplainable ruin existence, nature, and adventure. Instead of coming back well rested and pampered, we came back in awe, hungry for what else is out in the world. THIS hunger is why we travel. Read More



Every Easter, my family gets together at my grandparent’s home in Santa Barbara. This year’s gathering was more precious than most. By some miracle, my grandparent’s home survived the Montecito fires and subsequent mudslides. The home across the street from them did not make it and some of their friends lost their lives. My grandparents have been evacuating from December to March. Someone was looking down on them and my family, and we are so grateful.  Read More



A friend who is currently in nursing school reached out to me asking about how to make her resume stand out from the crowd. Everyone takes the same nursing courses in nursing school and everyone completes the same rotations, so how do you set yourself apart without pushing yourself too hard? The physical body can only take so much at one time, so how can you rise above and beyond without crumbling under the pressure? How much is too much? Read More



It is with a heavy heart that I present this topic. With everything going on in our country regarding gun control, access to arms, and gun safety some are demanding an increase in security. There are different levels of security being discussed; either making it more difficult to purchase guns, metal detectors at school entrances, and/or arming school officials to take action if needed. Read More