About this blog

This blog was created as a place for me to say whatever I want.  In my life I’m always being respectful, politically correct, watching what I say, how I act, how I react.  Sometimes I just want to break away and let it out… Or else I just want a place to write what’s on my mind:  Anonymous. No Judgement.

Since it’s inception, this blog has become a place for me to explore the deepest parts of my mind and share parts of myself that I never have before.  This blog contains stories and confessions and revelations that I would have never discovered it it wasn’t for blogging.  I can confidently say that blogging has changed my life.

In the summer of 2015, this blog was discovered by some co-workers and was maliciously disseminated.  At that time, I decided it was best to close down the blog and begin again.  Since then, I have been inconsistently blogging under the pen name Agatha Ann on a different blog.  Unfortunately, I held so much sadness and resentment about having to leave The Cranky Giraffe behind.  Finally, after 3.5 years, I have dealt with the trauma and emotion of what happened that summer and decided to take back what was mine.

On this blog you will find:

  • Quirky comments and anecdotes from every day life
  • Exploration of the emotional challenges I face after major life changes
  • My personal experiences and struggles as a mother of three young kids while trying to complete Medical School and now a demanding Surgical Residency.
  • Reflections on my life as a Surgical Resident
  • The first ever disclosure of my history of abuse and how I am currently dealing with it
  • My journey through the world of Shame: How it has affected my life thus far and how I have worked through it.
  • My comeback to this blog after shutting it down and blogging here for a few years in between

31 thoughts on “About this blog

    1. Oh, thank-you SO much! I am so happy that you enjoy reading my blog! I will add this to the list of awards that I will formally accept once I am done all my exams! You are wonderful!


  1. I didn’t know how or where to share this with you personally. But thought you would be someone who would be very interested in this video. It’s a Ted video done by a MD. He hypothesis was related to asking the question of whether or not we can heal ourselves. Thought you would enjoy. http://youtu.be/LWQfe__fNbs


  2. I have nominated you for The Liebster Award! (I feel like I should really say “Tag, you’re it!”) It’s silly, but nevertheless, I really enjoy reading your blog. Please click here to accept it/participate! 🙂


  3. I have a non-anonymous blog and I’m thinking of starting an anonymous one for the same reason. Sometimes (ok, often) I have thoughts that I know are not “kind” and I also know they will pass, but in the moment I really want to get them out in a way that doesn’t hurt anyone, mostly to relieve myself of the internal pressure. So, we’ll see if I have time for 2 blogs! Love yours though – nice job 🙂


    1. Funny thing… I have a non anonymous blog that I’ve had for a few years and I stopped blogging on there after this one started. I find that I get way more pleasure and satisfaction writing on this blog. It seems like the stuff I really want to say is more interesting to me (and readers) than the stuff I say as a polite, hardworking, ambitious mom…


  4. Hi!! Came across your blog and followed right away, I like the way you write 🙂 I don’t know how you are able to juggle 2 kids, med school, and blogging. :)) You’re amazing!


  5. I just sent you an email, but wanted to let you know that you won the raffle! You can get in touch with me about details (see email) whenever you have a chance and we’ll get your prizes to you!! Congrats and thanks! xo!


  6. okay so you may have won this years ago but we’re new to this blog thing so….


    We nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award. You can read more about the award and expectations of nominees here: http://wp.me/p42da3-dN.

    Thanks for writing such an inspiring blog. We look forward to reading more and learning about the bloggers who inspire you.


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