This wasn't the most eventful week and I did a terrible job of taking pictures throughout it, so rather then share moments of the past week, this week I am trying something different. This week I want to talk about the top 5 things that make my happy. While there are tons of things that make me happy and make me smile, those listed below are my top picks!
Time Spent with my family
I'm only child, and no I promise I do not have only child syndrome... my mom made sure to knock any notion of that when I was younger. Being that I'm an only child I'm incredibly close with my family and absolutely cherish any time I get to spend with them. Getting away for a weekend at home and spending time with my mom and gram is the best medicine for anything and I can't wait to see them this coming Sunday for Easter!
There is nothing I love more then heading into the kitchen, a little Van Morrison, glass of wine and a recipe. Cooking is something I have always loved, its therapeutic, something I do myself and can forget about everything that happened that day and put my mind to making something yummy. I'm more of a cook then a baker but definitely love to whip up something sweet every now and then. Recipe or no recipe being in kitchen and either trying something new or making one of my favorite dishes, cooking will always be something that brings me joy.
I have no idea what I would do without my friends. They never cease to amaze me with all of their amazing accomplishments. We all live in different cities and I love when we get the opportunity to get together and spend the weekend laughing and catching up. I miss them terribly and wish I got to see them more but can't wait to them soon for our big San Francisco trip in May!
I am beyond blessed to work with such amazing patients and families every day. Working with hematology/oncology patients definitely has its moments and there are days when I don't think I can do my job.However there are others when I can't imagine doing anything different. The children I meet and interact with on a daily basis are so resilient and over come everything from chemo to amputations. They are the reason I get up every day and go to work and for the most part the reason I am constantly smiling throughout the day.
I am huge believer in making time for yourself. I normally have Fridays off and whether I am running around doing errands, shopping or going to Barnes and Noble I love that time by myself. Working in the field I do, it can be emotionally and physically exhausting, taking time to relax and refuel is key in making sure I can actually do my job and do it well. "Me" time is essential and definitely something I make time for every week.
What makes you happy?
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!