Wearing clinical clothes: I started 3rd year at the Alfred Hospital and have been wearing clinical/professional clothing everyday. It gets hot under the black pants and shirts however it makes me feel really grown up. Strolling into the hospital, my shoes hitting the hard cold surface and my Alfred ID dangled around my neck, makes me feel like I’m ready, ready to hold responsibility. I especially enjoy having lunch dates wearing these clothes; I’m suddenly not twenty, but thirty, flirty and confident :)
A smile to a smile: On Thursday I was placed on a nursing shift to understand the role of the nurses and their relationship with doctors. The shift was from 7am to 3:30pm!!! During the shift I caught a glance`of an old man looking out of one of the rooms on the ward. I gave him a smile and he returned a huge toothy grin back. It made me feel really good that a simple smile can make someone else smile.
Laurent cakes: I bought a Laurent cake for my Dad’s Birthday. I adore this cafe because it makes me think of France and class. The cakes there are beautifully crafted and delicious. I also like the “L” logo, hehe~
Giving: I know it might sound cliche but ‘giving’ fills me with a joy that I cannot put into words! I enjoy buying gifts and surprising people and showing them how much they mean to me. Everything I do I put a lot of thought into it- it fills me up- it fills up the void and gives me tingles.
Dressing up: I’m starting to feel that what I wear should be reflecting what I feel on the inside. My clothes should also reflect what I want to feel. I felt a bit gross and under the weather for the past few days and I thought- no, I should not feel like this. So after my IT session at the hospital, I went home and put on a Bardot boho-like black mini dress, Steve Madden gladiator “banglez” sandals and a pair of aviator sunnies. It instantly made me feel better. I felt confident, strong and sexy and was ready to strut my stuff!
Other lovelies: Beyonce’s song ‘Halo’; Dr Sketchy; funny girls in quirky costumes; the aviator sunnies I bought in Vietnam; glitter everywhere!; kind strangers; weddings; little cupcakes; Vietnamese thick cakes; Mum’s fried chicken- look out KFC!; nice security guards; Haigh’s chocolates; cute tea cups; city apartments; buying presents; feeling sexy; making new friends; table tennis; homemade sushi and inari; letters; making love packages; seeing the return of my friend’s spark; chivalry; reminiscing then being hopeful of the future.