Blogging, Life at 30, Medical Career, Travel

Up And Running: First Blog Post

Welcome! I’m excited to share this first writing piece. Tickle Me Thirty is finally up and running jogging. Now that I’ve graduated PA school and am in the midst of job searching, I can invest a little more time into something I’ve been trying to do for a while, but turns out studying medicine consumes your life and soul (in a good way) so it’s been on the back burner.

I thought that creating a blog was going to be fun and easy.

Fun? Absolutely, I’m kind of obsessed. Easy? HELL. NO. I thought I’d get onto a website and everything would be simple for me place things where I’d like. It would look so pretty from the getgo and everything would just work. ::::start laughing uncontrollably here::::

Instead, I was face to face with a “dashboard” that I thought only existed in cars. I was bombarded with widgets and plugins and thingamabobs. I thought CEOs were big deals, but in the blogger world, I’m still trying to tackle what SEO is. Nonetheless, thanks to the current unemployment status, I’ve figured out enough to get it launched while I work out the quirks. (Any advice is much appreciated of course.)

I’m beyond excited to connect with other bloggers alike and exchange thoughts on adventure, studying medicine, life after turning the big 3-0, and who doesn’t like a blog that incorporates travel, helllooooo.

During my medical training, I got advice from a doctor I worked with to take out an extra loan, because I wouldn’t notice the difference with the piles of loans I accrued in school, and backpack somewhere. He said, “You’re never going to have time off like this again.”

So after graduation, I packed my bags and headed to Asia for 19 days.

This might not seem long at all to other experienced travelers. But did I mention I’ve been a broke student the past few years? I wish I could say I traveled all of Southeast Asia, but I decided to stick to one place to really explore it. Needless to say, I can’t wait to share my experience and tips from my solo trip to Bali, Indonesia.

Thanks for being here from the beginning, you’re part of my behind-the-scenes crew! I’m starting up a newsletter, so you can see firsthand the progress of this startup blog. I hope you find the progress either rewarding, educational, or at least entertaining. If you’re interested in hearing more of any topic, or just want to say hi, please don’t be shy. Leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

Lots of love,

Carlie ♥





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