Thankful Thursdays

{Los Angeles, California}

I haven’t done a Thankful Thursday post on my blog in awhile (though I do a weekly “Thankful Thursdays” series on my Snapchat account), but figured I’d do one this week especially since my two week vacation is coming up the following week, which I’m long overdue and looking forward to.  As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been experiencing burnout from work, which has led to general feelings of detachment, mood changes, and decreased ability to efficiently maintain my responsibilities at work.  Though my vacation isn’t until next week, I’ve been trying to relax and enjoy myself this week, which was accomplished by taking a spontaneous trip through Los Angeles, including the amazing Getty Museum.  I am thankful not only for the break I’ll get, but for the fact that I recognized my need for self-care not only for the sake of myself, but also so that I can better support, care for, and be present for my patients.

Though of the Day:  What are you thankful for from this week??

For background information of the reasoning behind my Thankful Thursdays posts, check out my 1st post of the series here!  (And subsequent posts here and here).

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{Santa Monica sunset}

8 thoughts on “Thankful Thursdays

  1. You take pictures next to amazing views! With so many things I have going on in my life I am definitely thankful for my family and all of the opportunities they enable me to have in my life and that goes for past, present and the future.

  2. Hi Dr. Manipod, thanks for always reminding us to be thankful for the things in our lives. I am heading into my first year of DO school in just a few short weeks. I’m nervous and a little scared, but I am so thankful for my family and friends who have encouraged me to keep pursuing medicine. You are my role model, and I hope to one day become a compassionate and self-aware physician like you.

    • Hi Joanne! How exciting that you’ll be starting DO school soon! it really does cause a lot of anticipatory anxiety as you approach the 1st day. i remember feeling nervous like i felt the first day at a new school as a kid (will i make friends? will i like my teachers? etc). That’s awesome u have a strong support system…there’s so many ups and downs to med school that having a support system in place definitely helps keep u sane! if u have any ques, feel free to ask! (no histology or immunology ques tho please) 😉 And thx for the comment about me being a role model — compassion and self awareness comes from how you overcome hardships that you face, so be open to the upcoming challenges and ultimately growing from them

  3. Spontaneous trips are so Underrated :-). and the Getty is on my bucket list. We just renewed our membership to the Philly Museum of art, and I’m planning on running the steps this coming weekend

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