The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.: 2024
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Monday, February 26, 2024

She's Back!

I don't know whether to say "welcome back!" to you or myself...

If you are still following along on Instagram, then you know a lot has happened since my last post on MrsMommyMD, but here are the highlights {and lowlights because I pride myself on being real with ya'll...}: 


1. Finishing medical trainingstarting my first "big girl job", and passing my MFM oral boards (!!!)

2. Watching my kids grow into tweens and teens. They are truly my favorite people in the whole wide world and bring my heart and life so much joy. 

3. Moving closer to our family and being able to show up for all the things - like officiating my brother's wedding.

4. Having the bandwidth and time to do the things that bring me joy - like reconnecting with my very best friends. 

5. Lots of "firsts" for our little family like traveling out of the country and making lots of memories. 


1. Losing my Grammy

2. Leaving our chosen family in NC and moving my kids away from their friends when I finished up my training at UNC

3. Any time I experience what feels like the "motherhood fumbles" - like despite having more time outside of work overall, this job still does not allow me to make all the presentations, performances, and sports events. 

4. Letting my personal insecurities stop me from taking big leaps. 

What I am looking forward to: 

1. Continuing to be present, grow, and thrive in this amazing, yet bittersweet, experience of parenting big kids. 

2. Spending more intention and time with my family and close friends. 

3. More opportunities to reach larger audiences to advocate and effect change in the Black maternal health space. 

4. Creating the personal and professional life that keeps me inspired and utilizes my God given gifts and talents in a way that makes the world a better place.

*Please go check out my professional site and let me know what you think!*

I feel I am in a constant state of reflection. 

Am I doing the things I want to do with my life? 

Am I the person I want to be? 

If anything, the last three years have impressed upon me how, despite how exhausting it can feel to just get through the daily hustle, we have to stay present. We have to make sure we pause to look around, or we will miss the point of it all.

I will always be down to share my journey and advice that can make it easier for those who come after me. Ironically, since finally starting the job I have worked over a decade for, I am constantly re-evaluating my role in healthcare. It is jarring how fast the system can jade you. But the most important piece of advice I think I could give anyone right now is: 

Decide what is most important to you in this life and frequently assess if your choices reflect that. It will be challenged more than you realize and in ways that may not always be apparent. And if your life is not aligned to reflect your most important things, then make the adjustments. It is never too late. 

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