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Episode 3: Dreams and Ambition

I had a dream the other night that I was taking a shower in a filthy bathroom, and a small child popped in and called me the c word.  I know, very graphic.  But don’t be scared, these are NOT the kind of dreams we will be discussing on today’s episode.  And what, your psyche doesn’t do mean things to you at night?  I don’t buy it…but I digress.

In this episode we tackle dreaming big and planning small, how to take those first steps, how to wait for the right season, and how to identify and overcome obstacles that may stand in your way.  We hope you’ll spend some time with us and hey, let us know what your goals are and how you plan to make them happen!  Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go clean my bathroom and let my son out of time out.  Tee hee.  Thank you so much for listening.

Love,

J and S

 

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Episode 2: How to Make Friends as an Adult

Adulting is hard, and it’s even harder when you try to do it without friends by your side.  On this episode, we explore the often fraught with challenges process of establishing new friendships as an adult.  If your life is in a period of transition, this episode is for you.  We discuss the where (hello early morning soccer games), the how (like that one time I asked my physical therapist to be my friend), and the holdups (don’t let those yoga pants moms scare you!) to putting yourself out there and making some awesome new connections.  In an era of almost epidemic loneliness in our culture, friendship, connection, and community couldn’t be more crucial.  Also, I really like alliteration.  Anywho, we hope you enjoy this episode and, um, I was wondering….will you be my friend?

Love,

J and S

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Girlfriend’s Anatomy

Hello world! We are Dr. Jessica Jameson and Dr. Sara Kerley, and it seems an introduction is long overdue. Let’s be honest–we launched into this blog game over a year ago without much of a plan or clear direction. We knew we had something to say, yes, and we knew we wanted to do a blog, a podcast or maybe both. Many late night texts later, we are ready.

So welcome! Welcome to Girlfriend’s Anatomy, the blog and podcast where we dissect work, life, spirituality, and much more from the perspective of two women physicians navigating the prime of life. In the spirit of transparency, here are some of our goals: to work together on a creative outlet, to generate content that is unique and uplifting, to ultimately create a non-profit working to support widows worldwide, and of course, we want to meet Oprah and Rob Bell. (Please read and respond, Universe. Thx.)

Excuse this interruption in first person writing for a brief biography section…

Dr. Jessica Jameson is board-certified in Anesthesia and Pain Management. She shares a practice in North Idaho with a spine surgeon, and together they focus on patients who have failed previous treatments and surgeries. Jessica is a leader in her field, and she provides mentorship to women in her specialty nationwide. Her loves include her husband, her three children, and she finds joy through singing, skiing, fishing, and reading.

Dr. Sara Kerley is board-certified in Family Medicine, and after nearly 12 years in the Air Force, she has found freedom and life balance through Urgent Care work. Sara lives in South New Jersey with her husband and 2 boys, and she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and hanging out with her German Shepherd girl and orange tabby boy. Her most vivid dream involves living on an Alpaca ranch in Colorado, and she’s pretty sure that one day, it’s going to happen.

Aaaaannnnnd we’re back. We met on the first day of our intern year in 2005, in the auditorium at David Grant Medical Center, a hospital on Travis Air Force Base in California. It truly was love at first conversation, and we haven’t stopped talking since. Our friendship has spanned 1 marriage, 5 children, 2 residencies, 1 fellowship, 3 deployments, 2 separations from the Air Force, and 8 states. Having seen so much transition in our lives, we know how rare true friendship is, and believe me, we have our down payments ready for adjacent rooms in the assisted living center. In other words, to steal from our good friend Taylor Swift, we are never ever ever going to leave each other.

So that’s us! Stay tuned for our first podcast episode and future episodes on topics like “Making Friends as an Adult”, “Parenting Challenges”, “Woo Woo Medicine”, and the ever popular, much requested “Smashing the Patriarchy Whilst Raising Sons.” We promise our sense of humor on recordings is much better than the one you’ve seen trotted out here. In all seriousness, we can’t wait to bring you into our circle and hear your thoughts and ideas. We sincerely hope you’ll join us.

Love,
J and S