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How I became a medical assistant | My first MA job

Hello Loves,

Today I wanted to share with you all how I became a medical assistant.

I have been a medical assistant for about 8 years and I love it.

I went to Coyne College, formally Coyne American Institute, in 2006-2007. The program is 7-10 months. They offered either a diploma or associates degree. I opted for the diploma program because it was shorter by five months and I wanted to start working sooner.

The classes you take:
  • Computers in the Medical Office
  • Medical Terminology
  • Law and Ethics
  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology
  • Basic Insurance and Billing
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Assisting Externship
Each class is three weeks long, and they offer either day or evening classes. That helps so much for people who must continue to work while in school. There is a sim lab, where we learned and practiced to give injections, draw blood and how to take vitals. We learned CPR.   The instructors really want you to succeed and do well. When you are getting ready to do your externship the staff help you build your resume, prep for an interview and even send students to a store to help them with the proper professional attire for an interview for students who are unable to get the attire they need. Your instructor does help you get an interview for your externship. 

I got my certification through the American Medical Technologist, AMT.


My First job: 

I was taking my girls to a dentist appointment, whom shared a space with a doctor. The doctor had a help wanted sign and I inquired about it. Turns out the front desk receptionist was leaving. I didn't think I had a chance as I had no experience. Low and behold the doctor called me and I was hired as her receptionist and medical assistant, even though I had not completed school. I worked for her for about a year and a half and gained so much experience. 



I really enjoyed my time at Coyne college and their medical assistant program:

More on Coyne College:
http://www.coynecollege.edu/medical-assistant-classes





What's in my bag-School edition


Hello love bugs,

I'm so excited to be back to blogging. My blog got all screwy, and I couldn't recover it, damn error 404! It was the death of me...but thank Goodness it's back.

For those of you that don't know, (unless you follow my Instagram) I'm currently back in school to finish my prerequisites for Nursing, I'm so exciting. So I decided my first post of the year and to celebrate being back, I would do a what's in my bag-school edition.

My bag:

I use this basic black back pack, I got on Amazon. It's ok, holds everything I need, including my laptop. The bad thing about it is that it collects lint like nobodies business.

Books:

This semester I'm only taking one class, biology. It's a great class but really tough. My favorite portion is the lab. I've come to realize I'm a visual learner, so doing hands on activities helps a lot. 

Essentials:


I carry a ½ inch binder, for my power points. We cover two chapters a week so I just carry the current chapters as to not carry to much. A folder for any sheets, test and quizzes she hands us back. A notebook to take notes. I carry my agenda to jot down assignments and exam dates. 

Writing utensils:


I bought this adorably cute pencil pouch on etsy. How perfect for taking a biology class or any science class. The seller is Sewing Scientist Jen on etsy. My favorite pens are this paper mate black ball point pens. highlighters from sharpy that have the little clear viewing window, I always over highlight. I have these steadler gen pens, they are pretty good, and the only ones I really like. Then we have the basics, white out tape, eraser, and a flash drive. I do carry matches.

Makeup:


I do carry a makeup pouch. I bought this one a few years ago at sephora. I carry this mostly because I go to school right after work and after 8-10 hours I look pretty rank, so I need to freshen up.  I carry a mini mascara, lip balm, lip crayon from Nars, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, a lip gloss, a small eye shadow palette and a blush/bronzer from elf, and makeup brushes. A few hair ties and bobby pins and comb. 

Electronics:


These are the gadgets I take with me to school. I don't take them to every class, but sometimes I need them. My iPhone is ALWAYS with me. I currently have the rose gold iPhone 7+ and I freaking love it. also always with me is my apple watch, I have the rose gold 38 mm. Then there's my iPad mini, this is one device I don't always have but sometimes I need it. Finally my MacBook Pro 13in. Again, a device I don't always bring with me, but I was doing a group project and needed it. I don't type my notes on the computer while in class, major kudos to those students that can type notes as the professor lectures, I envy you. With gadgets comes cables. I carry this pouch to hold my charger for my iPhone/iPad, and MacBook charger. I actually bought an extra charger for my MacBook because since I actually don't  bring my MacBook often, I found that when I do, I always forget the darn charger. Lastly, earbuds and a little stand for my iPhone and/or iPad.

Wallet:


I carry this Louis Vuitton key pouch, and in it I carry my school ID, we have to scan our ID's in order to gain access, a debit card, a card to print and I don't carry lots of cash on me but when I do have cash, it's usually just a couple of singles for the vending machines. I try to carry snacks with me, so I don't buy junk food, because oh how I love my hot cheetos!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What do you carry in your back pack? Anything I'm missing!

Love you lots!






Louis Vuitton Unboxing - Speedy 30 Damier Ebene

Hello Loves,

Today I'm sharing with you all a new and yes another Louis Vuitton post, tehehe. 

I purchased this bag through a friend of mine name Mendy. She runs on online luxury goods shop. Mainly Louis Vuitton. She purchased this bag in Greece and I bought it off of her. It has never been used. As I said she buys and sells handbags and offers Layaway. She offers a three to six month payments plans depending on the price. All payments are made through PayPal. I will link all her info down below. 

Here we are meeting in person. Since she lives in the Chicago area, we met at Old Orchard mall,and she hand delivered my new baby to me. We had lunch and chatted for a good hour and a half. She is so lovely. 

I purchased the Speedy 30 in the damier ebene print. This is the first piece of my collection in the Damier Ebene print and I couldn't be happier. I already have two other bags on layaway with her, yes I know, nonintervention needed at this time. I'm very comfortable with who I am :). 

Here's is my unboxing in photos. 

























I had a base shaper I'm using for it. I don't like my bags to sag.

I love my handbags. Yes, they are expensive but they are an investment. Louis Vuitton will never go out of style and is iconic and classic. 





Mendy Mearis
http://mendyslayaway.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Mendy'sDesignerHa
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elf lippie

Hello loves,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!

A super quick & short post today. :)


I recently made a quick trip to Walgreen's for a few odds & ends and picked up this beautiful Elf Cosmetics lipstick. 


A pretty pink, Ravishing Rose.



Did you know that at the bottom of the elf lipsticks there is a lip balm?? I sure didn't, total mind blower. 

This lipstick is so pretty but does come a little on the sheer side. For $2, it's a great lipstick. Glides on so smooth. Hoping to get many more. I love elf cosmetics brushes, and finally- slowly jumped into the makeup. 

Have you tried elf cosmetics?

Louis Vuitton Speedy B 25 - My New bag

Hello, Loves!

I've completely been MIA from my blog for several reasons. I've had some personal issues but hopefully over coming them. ANYYWHOOO, I don't want to be a Debbie downer. I wanted to share my birthday with you all.

Happy birthday from me, to me. Last week was my birthday, 10/7 and I bought myself a beautiful gift, tehehe. I bought myself the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 25 in the monogram print. I did purchase her on the pre-loved market.




I bought it on a spanish Facebook group for Louis Vuitton. The sellers name is Shiree. She was so wonderful to work with. I bought it on a payment plan. God bless her. I wouldn't be able to purchase her in time for my birthday. She did priory two day shipping and it literally came in two days. YAY!!

*Side note, on an authentic Louis Vuitton speedy (monogram print)  LV uses one piece of canvas so the LV's on  one side are upside down, as shown.






I purchased a base shaper for my baby because I don't like my bags to sag. I love for it to maintain it's shape. This bag is truly beautiful. The patina is so beautiful and even through out the bag. The inside is in mint condition, not a stain or blemish anywhere. She took really good care of the bag. It seems she didn't even use it.



This baby is the Mary Poppin's of handbags. It's tiny but holds so much. I did purchase a bag organizer from OriginalClub on Amazon. It was $39.99. I purchased it in the color Russet. The shipping was ridiculously quick considering it shipped from Turkey. It took four days. whoa!







I love no longer having a bottomless pit and get easy access to everything inside. I love knowing where everything is.










I filmed an unboxing video. Please be sure to check it out. Thank you so much for reading and staying subscribed to my blog. I truly appreciate it. :-)


Ride or Die tag.

Hi all!

I was tagged by the ever so lovely Charmaine Dulak to do the Ride or Die tag. This tag was created by Jacqueline Hill. It's a tag about your absolute favorite makeup products that you absolutely can't live without. 













Ride or Die tag:
Primer: N/A
Foundation: Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème :: Noisette
Concealer: Age Rewind Eraser :: Medium
Powder: N/A
Blush: TooFaced :: Perfect Flush Blush
Bronzer: Benefit :: Hoola
Highlight: Becca x Jacqueline Hill :: Champagne Pop
Setting Powder: N/A
Lipstick: MAC :: Hot Tahiti 
Liquid Lipstick: Sephora brand :: #14
Lip gloss: Benefit :: Coralista
Lashes: Ardel :: #110

My new Louis Vuitton agenda GM-Setup & Review

Hello Loves,


Today I want to share with you all a video on my new Louis Vuitton Agenda. 

I recently purchased this agenda in the GM size in the monogram print. I am head of heels for her. 

Hope you enjoy this video and be sure to subscribe to me channel. 





Where to purchase one: 



▷Louis Vuitton Agenda GM (Large): http://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/large-ring-agenda-cover-monogram-000023

▷Louis Vuitton Agenda MM (Medium): http://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/medium-ring-agenda-cover-monogram-000028

▷Louis Vuitton Agenda PM (Small): http://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/products/small-ring-agenda-cover-monogram-000044