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! You can also find me on Instagram (@patienceandpearls), and I am a contributing writer on Momsbeyond.com if you would like to read some of my content there.
For any blog ideas, questions, or to just say “hi”, email me: [email protected]