Hello, and thank you for visiting Patience & Pearls.
My name is Spring Davis, and I am a lifestyle blogger, wife and mom to a precious baby boy. Born and raised in South Florida, I graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a degree in Molecular Biology, and got my Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2016 before then moving to Chicago to start medical school (a 7-year MD/PhD program, no less) in 2017. By all accounts, I was living my dream and thriving in that high pressure achievement-oriented lifestyle that I had been used to for my whole life.
Medical school was great! I was doing well, but life presented itself in ways that I couldn’t ignore. I was no longer single and in my early twenties without a care in the world. Instead, my priorities shifted and I became strongly family oriented. Being states away from aging parents, being married without family or a strong support system nearby, and now, having a baby, have made me reconsider what I want my life to look like. And after giving birth early, having a baby in the NICU, surviving postpartum pre-eclampsia, and dealing with a bad case of postpartum depression, I knew it was time to make a change and put my wellness FIRST.
I started this blog with the intent of exploring what it means to have work-life balance, and I argued at that time that we can really have it all- the dream job, the dream family, the dream lifestyle. With time comes eye-opening wisdom. You can “have it all” if you are willing to make some sacrifices or adjust your expectations. I decided in my own life that it was most important for me to be there for my family: to be able to be home with and raise my kids while they are young, to take care of my dependent parents, and to make my mental and physical wellness a priority.
Why Patience & Pearls
What I have learned through all of this is to get back to the basics so that I can focus on being well, and that is what I want to share through Patience & Pearls. I am finding wellness in choosing to live simply: removing the unnecessary stress in my life, and focusing in on what is most important. I hope that some of this inspires you to explore what wellness means in your own life. Thanks for stopping by!
For any blog ideas, questions, or to just say “hi”, email me: [email protected]