Saturday, January 21, 2012

My New Favorite Distraction

   A few months ago, I realized that once I start working in the hospital, I'm probably not going to be allowed to wear nail polish anymore.  And then I thought, "Wow! I might not be able to wear nail polish for the rest of my life depending on what specialty I go into!"  (Yes, these are the things I think about).  So... ever since then, I have been going WILD on my nails!  I've even mastered the technique of painting my nails while studying, because let's face it - who has time to sit around and let their nails dry?! I sure as hell don't.  

   Painting nails has also been a great excuse to get together and have girl talk with some of my friends.  We like to call it "nail salon".  Every time one of us has a bad day, we text the other, "nail salon?" and talk it out over some nail decorating.  It's quite therapeutic!

   I even made an entire album on my iPhone of my nails... yeah, don't comment on that.  Here are some of my creations:


  1. This is awesome! Great therapy suggestion for all of us in the high-stress medical occupations...thanks!

  2. Umm...I also think about what I will/won't be able to do when I'm a "real" doctor. When I was engaged to Rich, I was very specific about the type of wedding band that I wanted (plain silver, no bling), because I wanted it to be practical. I love that you do your nails when you study, though, because Lord knows, we all need a few breaks (blog reading, anyone?). Also, you do a really good job!

  3. What is that last one? Because I totally want it :p

  4. Amanda: The last one, just paint a layer of any black nail polish, then on top, it's Orly "Rock Solid". It looks like a starry night!

  5. Haha I think it depends what service you're on. I think you could totally get away with it in peds. Onc...not so much.

    so many pretty nail ideas!