In grade school, we are taught to include the five W’s in our reports to answer who, what, where, when, and why. If your writing answered all of these questions, the reader felt well informed and you got an A+. Well, since I am a nerd and always strive for the A+, it is only fitting that I address all of these questions in my introductory blog post.


My name is Annika and I am a 29-year-old resident physician in both pediatrics and anesthesia.


This blog will highlight ways that I have found to live a more enjoyable life without spending tons of money or waste valuable time planning these moments.


I currently live in Baltimore, MD and try to find fun things to do in the DMV area. I love to travel internationally and I will definitely share my international travel experiences.


I plan to blog as often as I do cool or creative things that are blog worthy. Please subscribe to email alerts to be notified of new blog posts.


Life is short and there is no greater reminder of this than working in a hospital taking care of sick patients. I want to try to live life to the fullest despite having a rigorous work schedule and conscientious budget. I invite you to follow along on the journey to a balanced life and hopefully find some inspiration to live your own life to the fullest.