Why? Because I study all the time, so naturally I'd have my nose in a book for whatever else comes my way. Also, having been in medical school and residency for so long means that I'm dreadfully behind in sorting out how to live my life. I don't have time to do things the wrong way so I do a lot of online research and talking to people so that I can skip ahead to the good stuff.
The big things I have been working on are my wardrobe, home decor, and cooking. -These are my outlets for happiness, and after a brutal day I like to come home to happy things. Below you will find my current study sources:
I use The Lucky Shopping Manual, as it says above, to build and improve my wardobe piece by piece. Medical students are poor, very poor, but during our clinical years we have to look professional. I remember one time I went to the Ann Taylor Loft at an outlet store far outside the city limits and I ran into three other doctor friends that day. ATL is a staple for the broke professional! Now that I'm moving up in my training I've come to the realization that my wardrobe needs to be taken up a notch, as well. This is a cruel reality as I'd like to pay off our student loans in this decade. I really like the Lucky Manual because it shows you how to work with what you already have in your closet and even provides a guide on how to take care of your clothes so that they last longer.
What I'm also finding is that investing in some nice accessories really helps to make more outfits and look sophisticated.
Thank goodness for Home Goods and paint. These are the cheapster's secret weapons. For inspiration and how-to advice I've been reading Domino: The Book of Decorating. It goes room by room and offers a low of how-to tips. Also, I get a lot of ideas from Young House Love. Their style may not match my own, but I'm always inspired by their DIY attitudes and ways of doing things as cheap as possible. They also have a lot of good tips of paint schemes, which is the least expensive way to change up an entire room.COOKING
Which brings me to something that wraps up this post very well. Because I've done a lot of research on how best to be a mommy, I was able to notice right away that or son was having some sort of reaction to breakfast the other day (thank you Marketing Mama!). This may sound cheesey, but we are living in such a blessed time to have so many resources literally at our fingertips. Nerdy or not, I will continue to do my research.