Archive for the ‘career’ Category

Lucky

Posted by Vicki on May 7th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career, cats, fond memories, friends & family, high fidelity, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye
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Griping about things does not mean I am not aware of my good fortune. In my case, I think everything good that has happened to me harkens back to being born into my particular family. If i had not had my parents and growing up environment, I doubt things would have turned out so well. […]

Headaches

Posted by Vicki on April 26th, 2015 under career, projects, stupid
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Once again! I never expected that running a program would be anything less than challenging, but did not anticipate sportsmanship to be one of the main issues i would confront. As the reader is aware, I have been working on building a hospital-based, outpatient weight loss center. It has taken years, but I now have […]

Many Are Called

Posted by Vicki on April 16th, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, career, compassion, reflections in a golden eye
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What a delight it was to get home this afternoon at five pm! How I had dreaded this day! To feel that way – dreading the day and so totally relieved when it was over shows that I am ungrateful and selfish, because this was a day of privilege. I should have been so thrilled […]

Too Many Cooks

Posted by Vicki on April 4th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career
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In a big corporation, even a health care corporation like UPMC, there are lots and lots and lots of cooks, every which direction you look, there are simply way too many bosses! There are several parts to UPMC – “corporate,” as it is affectionately called; the Health Plan, which is the insurance side; the provider […]

Beyond Help

Posted by Vicki on March 29th, 2015 under being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, Lifestyle, on being a doctor, philosophy, unmitigated frustration, Weight Gain, weight management
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Most prospective medical students use some version of the hackneyed phrase, “I want to help people” when asked about their career choice. That was definitely one of my reasons, although I was careful to couch it in less banal terms in my application essay. For me, it was more than just wanting to help, though, […]

A Date!

Posted by Vicki on March 14th, 2015 under Attitude, career, friends & family, love
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cb and I are going on one of our very rare dates, just the two of us, tonight. There are tons of reasons we do not get out much: work for both of us is unbelievably busy, often requiring weekend time, we are homebodies and love our house and being home when we have the […]

It Is Really Still Light Out!

Posted by Vicki on March 8th, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, career, craziness, on being a doctor
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For some reason I am having a problem with the server. It is not connecting to the internet. I need to get on facebook because I need to ask for emails from some of my friend contacts but cannot do that right now, which is shame because getting emails is a dull and time consuming […]

How Do You Spell Relief?

Posted by Vicki on February 12th, 2015 under aspirations, being a doc, career, on being a doctor, weight management
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W-H-E-W! It never ceases to amaze me that I was a theater major in college and really believed that someone like me with such stage fright and public speaking anxiety would be happy with a career on acting. Don’t get me wrong – I do love to talk, and folks think I am funny. If […]

Ask Forgiveness

Posted by Vicki on February 5th, 2015 under aspirations, being a doc, BodyChangers, career, inspiration, on being a doctor, philosophy
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I am a big believer in asking forgiveness instead of permission, and was, always, even before I knew that the phrase existed! In fact, I wish I had made up that phrase – I might as well have. This does not mean I do anything illegal or immoral. It’s a little like doing something that […]

Sad, Snowy Superbowl Sunday

Posted by Vicki on February 1st, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, fond memories, friends & family, howque?, on being a doctor, projects, strength, weight management
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But tomorrow is the turning point day! Groundhog Day! This is the only day in February I look forward to besides of course the last day of February, and this year, February I believe has inly 28 days, and daylight savings begins on March 8. Being outdoors in this weather is very nice when I […]