Nov 30

November 2015 Top Posts

Hello, world! This week’s The Fit Dish (hosted by Jessica and Jill) theme is “I feel the most confident when…”

I’m going to go on a little tangent first–if ever there was a time to pray for me/send good thoughts my way, the time would be now, especially in the realms of good weather, and no travel delays/mishaps/complications! (I would really appreciate it!)

I have 4 interviews over the next 3 days in 3 different states (NC, NJ, CA).

I’m driving to North Carolina today, then flying to New Jersey tomorrow afternoon, and then flying to California the afternoon after that + driving another 4 hours to get to those last two interviews on December 3rd.

What was I thinking, right?! ._.

I had two reasons:

  • Miss as few days of my clinical rotations as humanly possible (as it stands, I’ll only have missed 1.5 days total!).
  • Minimize having to fly across the country multiple times–I scheduled all my east coast interviews for while I was still here, and all the west coast ones for when I was back home.

So while I did manage to accomplish the above, the trade-off was a crazy travel schedule. I sincerely hope I’m not brain-dead at my interviews, because I’d reallyyy love to impress these programs.



I may not be the best at what I do, and I may not be innately brilliant, but I like to think that I make up for it with my enthusiasm, passion, and persistence. Part of it was probably because I was born stubborn, but I’m sure the way I was brought up also played a role.

Even when/if I’m struggling, I try to remain positive and to do the best that I can. I think it’s been working out pretty well! :] Game on, m’friends!

November 2015 Top Posts

I’m also joining in on Julie’s new linkup! I thought it’d be a fun way to showcase my top posts of the month, and although I can’t promise that I’ll be able to pop in every time, I’m going to try!


Orange Cranberry Salad – This post is from last year, but it’s a really simple, relatively healthy, and festive dish, so it’s been making its rounds! I actually remade it again this year for Thanksgiving and healthified it, so the revamped recipe will be popping up next month!

Cranberry Orange Salad

Cinnamon PB Protein Balls – These melt in your mouth, and are all sorts of amazingly delicious! <3 I need to go make more!


Sweet Potato Dessert Nachos – I have a thing for dessert nachos (e.g. Apple Nachos), but decided to change it up this year to (a) celebrate National Nachos Day, and (b) make another variety that’d be perfect for fall!



15 Books To Nourish Your Mind – Before my life got taken over by med school, I used to be a super avid reader! These days, I mostly just get to read notes + UpToDate, but these are some of my recommendations! :]


3 YouTube Fitness Channels To Check Out – The 3 channels I chose = a mix of both workout videos and fitness humor! :]



10 Things Medical Students Want You To Know – I’ve been kinda slacking on this section lately (I blame traveling + interviews + med school in general!) This post was inspired by conversations I’ve had with my med school friends throughout this and last year!



How I Survive/Thrive on $50/Month For Food is generally one of my top posts every month! I shared a bunch of my frugal living tips in there. These days, my food budget is actually closer to $10/month (if even) because I’m living in student housing and/or off my pantry stores.


Asheville Adventures – I try to stuff in a little travel and/or exploring when I get a chance to, so between interviews, I went to visit Asheville! I went to so many places that I split it into two posts! This one contains a Balance bar Fall Medley giveaway!


Today’s the last day to enter!


5 “Things” I’m Thankful For – In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I talked about what I was most thankful for this year. :]


  • When do you feel most confident?
  • If you blog or follow any blogs, what’s one of your favorite posts (that you’ve written or otherwise)?

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  1. Ricardo

    The nice thing about California is we all drive fast, so hopefully you’ll get to your destinations sooner than 4 hours.

    1. Farrah

      I really only applied to northern CA programs (I can’t deal with LA traffic, haha), so 4 hours is the max distance! 😛

  2. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    Good Luck!!! Get as much REST as you can, even if not that much sleep, and just try to concentrate on each individual interview. You’ll do great!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! 😀 I survived, and I think all the interviews went well! <3

  3. jen

    oh, I make a cranberry salad that looks exactly like that one — the whole orange goes in, peel and all. So good.
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    1. Farrah

      That’s awesome! I’ll have to try making mine with the peel!

  4. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    So excited for your interviews! I know you will do well! Just show them YOU!
    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your top posts- you are the best! I love them all but those sweet potato nachos and you tube workouts topped my list! Tweeted and pinned!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! 😀 I think they all went really well, which makes me rather happy because I reallyyy liked all the programs last week! <3

      I love your new linkup! 😀 Looking forward to participating in future ones! Thanks for sharing em'! <3

  5. Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl

    Sending so many good thoughts your way!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! I think they went well!! :D!!

  6. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Good luck, good luck, good luck! Such a hectic schedule, but I know you’ll kick butt! You had so many awesome posts last month but I really loved those Sweet Potato Dessert Nachos- yum!
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    1. Farrah

      I surviveddddd! (Which I guess you know already from instagram, hehehe.) Thanks so much! <3!!

  7. Andrea

    Good luck on the interviews! I loved your $50/month on food post. If I’m frugal at home then I have more money to travel which is my favorite thing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! I think they all went really well! I’m with you on that! I try to be especially frugal so I’ll have more money around when I get to see my friends and family again!

  8. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating

    Good luck on your travels and your interviews, Farrah! You’ll kick ass, I know it!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Kaylin! I think they went really well! :D!

  9. Amy @ Life to the Full

    I am praying for your safe travels and tail-kicking in those interviews, Farrah! You will do awesome! Whew, that is quite an intense trip you have planned. You rock 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much! I managed to survive, and I think they all went really well, so hugeeee sigh of relief right there! :P!

  10. jill conyers

    Great roundup of posts! Safe travels. xoxo
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Jill! I managed to survive em’ all! :]

  11. Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    You’ve had a great bit of posts. How did I miss the $50 a month for food post? I am going to go check that out right now, that is awesome!!!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I hope the tips are helpful! 😀 The $50/month post is from a while back, but it’s definitely one of the posts I have that gets the most traffic!

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