Dec 13

A Week of Catch-Up

So…my crazy week of interviews is over, so I spent the remainder of that week playing catch-up! (I was in North Carolina on Tuesday, New Jersey on Wednesday, and super-northern-California on Thursday! I’m also not writing in real time, because of said catch-up and the fact that I had a rotation in Arizona that following Monday.)

The first of my interviews took place by a gorgeous beach. (They put us up in a hotel with a view of the ocean!) I pretty much had to go back there after my interview to hang out, and since one of the other applicants didn’t have a car and we were leaving from the airport at the same time, we went together!


They kept apologizing that it was such an overcast day and for the rain, but at 70 degrees on December 1st, I am hardly in any position to complain. :O

wilmingtonbeachI should probably also mention that about 1.5 months ago, I took my last set of boards. They finally got back to me on my score at the beginning of the month, and I’m super excited to report…


Hooray hooray! :D! No more exams until residency! (It feels so unreal!)

All my flights were delayed, and when I finally got to New Jersey on Tuesday night, I found out that they’d…given away my hotel room. :[ They eventually managed to find me a room in a neighboring town though, and I ended up getting there at 1:30 a.m… Tis a good thing that I already knew the area well.

I was pretty disoriented the next morning, and although my general rule of thumb is to look for the people in suits at interviews if I’m lost, this is the only time it’s ever led me astray. I tried to get up early to attend morning rounds, got hopelessly lost because the door I needed to get through was locked, and the hospital was ginormous. I ended up wandering into the wrong lobby and almost sitting in on general surgery interviews. (Good goin’, me!)

What matters, however, is that I got to all my interviews on time and made it home (and then off to my current rotation) in one piece! Thanks so much for all your good thoughts + prayers!

After that interview, I had a chance to finally visit A Better World Cafe! (I talked about it before when I shared my Apple Nachos recipe with you!)


After all these years, I finally have the chance to check out @betterworldcafe! This is the #betterworld #salad!! ?

A photo posted by Farrah @ fairyburger (@fairyburger) on

We’re going to conclude with a joyous reunion with my adorable cat, Ninja. I picked her up off the street when she was smaller than the size of half my journal! (My mom equates food to love, so in my absence, this is kinda what happened. ._.)  

Only 5 interviews and 5 rotations left til I’m officially a doctor!!!

(Linking this post up with Weekend Snapshots!)

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  1. Debbie

    Cats are the sweetest things ever!
    We adopted Soubi years ago and we love him to pieces.
    I’m so glad your interviews went well. You are awesome, young lady!
    Wishing you a fabulous week!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! Thank you for adopting! <3 They are wonderful!

      I hope you have an awesome week as well!

  2. Rachel G

    Wow, that’s a busy week! Congrats on passing all the exams! Delayed flights always make me feel so antsy–I just want to get to wherever I’m going!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! I’m definitely the same way with delayed flights, especially when there are no later flights and I absolutely have to be somewhere the next day! So glad it all worked out!

  3. CARLA

    can you even believe it?
    You really should be so so so proud of yourself.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Carla! 😀 I’m supersuper happy! :]

  4. Amber

    OH MY FREAKIN GOD CONGRATS THAT YOU PASSSSSEDDDD <3 except, I knew you would, miss smarty pants, or should I say doctor fairyburger 🙂 so close, i can tatse your success!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Amber! <3!!

  5. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    SO FREAKING CLOSEEEE . And congratulations on passing everything. DUH of course you would 😀
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you!! I’m so glad that’s over! <3

  6. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating

    You’re so close to being a doctor! And by the end of it all, you’ll be a world traveler (at least in the U.S.). Which is amazing!

    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I’ve been trying to squeeze in nearby adventures! :]!

  7. Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    5 interviews and 5 rotations and then you’re a doctor, YAYAYAYAY! Very happy for you, you are going to be AWESOME!!!
    Wow you’ve had a lot of traveling! But I am glad you got that bonus hotel on the beach, sweet deal there for sure!!!
    Congrats on passing all the exams, I bet you are so excited that, that part is over!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you so much, Kristy! I really hope I will be! I’m at a loss on how to put together my match list right now–there are so many programs that I really like!

      I’m really glad about that too! *-* Hugeeee weight off my shoulders! <3

  8. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    You should have stayed with me in NJ!!!!!
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    1. Farrah

      I thought you were in DC! :O! (I got to New Brunswick at around 11:30 p.m. I would’ve felt terrible!)

  9. Clare Speer

    Congrats – love the beach views and that salad looks amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Clare! I need to learn how to make that salad! *-*

  10. diana

    just a shout out and a HUGE thank for for being……..YOU
    Not everyone could do what you do and keep such a positive attitude AND continue to blog

    Just wanting you to know your hard work is appreciated and I know you will get exactly what you want in life <3

    1. Farrah

      Aww, thank you so much, Diana! You made my day! <3 I really hope so! It hasn't been the easiest, but the whole thinking of it as an adventure thing has definitely been working out pretty well! :]

  11. Jess @hellotofit

    Congrats on passing!! I knew you would, girl 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! I’m so glad they’re over! :]

  12. Regan Jones, RD

    Wow! That sounds like avery involved process. Keep up the good work!

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! It’s been super hectic, but strangely enough, also a whole lot of fun! :]

  13. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    Woo-hoo! Congrats on your exams. Glad you’re back home!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! 😀 I’m out in Arizona for a rotation, but after this week and 2 interviews next week, I’ll get to spend Christmas with my family! <3!!

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