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Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 7

As you can probably tell, I spend a lot of my time at doctor's offices and hospitals. I always try to plan ahead and download books, podcasts, and music onto my phone so I have things to do while commuting to and from, and while waiting.

I thought I would list a few of my recent favorites so you can give them a try!  I find they help the waiting go by faster, and make me feel like it wasn't a waste of time.

Podcasts

1. Serial - I'm obsessed! Unfortunately, they haven't released the 3rd season yet.  If you haven't listened to seasons 1 and 2, this should be at the top of your list!  If not, try S-Town, another podcast produced by the same people. (Although, I wouldn't recommend listening to either before bed - you won't be able to stop!)

2. Tara and Johnny - As in, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, figure skating royalty.  This is a lighthearted, fun podcast about their lives.  I laugh out loud (literally) during almost every episode.  I love this for commuting to appointments!

3.  DTR - if you are into the online dating scene, this is for you.  It is made by Tinder, and in one episode, they overhaul someone's profile to get more right swipes.  It may be a little inappropriate for some listeners, but totally relevant to a lot of people my age.

Books

1.  Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale - I just finished this and am so sad it's over!  I couldn't put this down -it's about a young woman who loses her fiancĂ© in a boating accident in Mexico, and his funeral is on what would have been their wedding day. It has a lot of twists and turns, but isn't as "scary" as some other thrillers now. (I'm a wimp, I know) I am starting another book by the same author now!

2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi -  This might be my all time favorite book. It is Paul Kalanithi's autobiography, which he wrote while he was suffering from cancer.  You will definitely need a box of tissues while reading.

3.  The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer - This is a hysterical autobiography written by comedian/actress Amy Schumer.  Another one that I couldn't put down!  Although it is definitely funny, there are quite a few more somber subjects addressed.

Music

1.  City of the Sun - my favorite song is Explosions.  The music is all instrumental, but would hold any pop lover's attention.  I often listen to this kind of music in the hospital, it is calming, but uplifting, and won't disturb the person next to you like music with vocals might.

2. RaeLynn's Wildhorse album has been on repeat in my car for the last few weeks! My favorite songs on the album are Trigger and Lonely Call. She has such a pretty voice!

3. Apple Music - my most listened to Playlists are the A-Lists, whether it's pop, country, alternative, folk, singer/songwriter - you name it! I love finding what's new in music. I love having an easy way to access these songs with my monthly subscription.

What are your favorite things to do while waiting? Let me know in the comments below!




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