CHICK-FIL-A WHO? Buffalo Soldier & waffle fries from @hotchickrva 🐓
So... intern life has been ~going~. I am learning a lot every day and for that I am thankful for, but it’s also exhausting and a bit anxiety-filling. I’ve had to adapt my method of learning a lot, and sometimes the constant feedback is exhausting. I’m one of those people who thrives on what is familiar, so there have been some days that have left me feeling a little 😬. I never felt the “impostor syndrome” as much during my MS year, but now it’s revved up to 100. Not to mention that this has been a huge life change for me. The transition from college to adulthood, on top of being in a full-time unpaid internship, has been rough, and for the first time in a very long time I have found myself feeling 5 billion emotions at once. Life really did do a complete 180 in just a couple of months.
All I can really do is remind myself that 1. I just have to get through this ONE year and that 2. I just have to focus on BEING BETTER every day. No one is expecting me to be perfect, but it’s hard to not freak out when you are already extremely hard on yourself and very self-conscious. I’m heading to Blacksburg next weekend for a wedding, so I think that will be a very much needed break. Here’s to the last 2 weeks of medicine rotations!
Historic Masons’ Hall was proud to be visited today by William E. Hershey, Jr. the 147th Grand Master of Masons in Virginia. Most Worshipful Hershey wore the original Grand Master’s jewell, crafted in 1778 and first offered to George Washington.
The Grand Master was received by the brethren of our resident lodge Richmond-Randolph No.19 during their monthly stated communication as well as a committee of four visiting District Deputy Grand Masters. The brethren of Richmond-Randolph Lodge No. 19 were commended for their efforts in the restoration of Masons’ Hall and overall work as a chapter. The lodge presented Most Worshipful Hershey a certificate in recognition of his personal support their ongoing efforts.
Also in attendance at Historic Masons’ Hall today was Past Grand Master of Masons in Virginia Frederick Garrison Martin, III and C. Speed Hallman, immediate Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. . .
Historic Masons’ Hall in Richmond, Virginia. Built in 1785 by founding fathers Edmund Randolph and John Marshall. This national historic landmark is the oldest Masonic building in continuous use in America and was an important center of civic, social, religious and cultural life in early Richmond. It remains the home of Richmond Randolph Lodge #19 A.F.&A.M. and is occasionally opened to the public throughout the year for events and tours.
Learn more about the history and how you can help preserve it or to become a Masons’ Hall 1785 Foundation member ($100 donation) at masonshall1785.org
😲 @neilineil had my jaw dropping so many times last night between wordplay, his scratches & throwing banger after banger. This dude is a rockstar 🤘 Shoutout everyone that came to party with us @chachasva last night, y’all were lit 🔥 also thank you to Cha’s staff for working hard so everyone else could play hard! 🍻
Added a bunch of sweet tunes to the Best of RVA Playlist on Spotify. I'm always swapping out songs to keep things fresh. Hit shuffle, sit back and find you new favorite artist. Go see a show, like their social media, and buy some merch!
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New records for all tastes! Today we have a reissue of Indian Summer’s Giving Birth to Thunder from @thenumerogroup for the classic emo enthusiasts, new @jennyhval if you like it synthy and experimental, the first full-length of poppy garagey goodness from @theparanoyds, and a new @alkcm for the Richmond chapter of the @marvelouscrane#ROYSQUAD. Come ‘n’ get it!
RVA FUN FACT: ⠀
Did you know that Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom were once one continuous neighborhood simply called Shockoe? It derived from "Shacquohocan" which was the Native American name for the creek that once ran through the area and its large, flat stones. The distinctions were added to differentiate the roles the areas played in the city — "slip" for the part of the neighborhood that served as a boat slip, "bottom" for the lowest point in the city. ⠀
Shockoe Bottom runs (approx) from 15th to 27th streets between Dock and East Broad streets (Think - Main Street Station, Poe Museum & Millie's Diner). While Shockoe Slip sits west of Bottom on the other side of 95 (Includes Tobacco Company and the Canal Walk). ⠀