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What I Do With My Free Time! | vlogmas

December 5, 2019

Hi guys! It is Saturday and I’m doing some much needed
catching up on social media and my watch is telling me to stand up. So usually on weekends I like to sleep in
a little bit. People like to debate whether physiologic
sleep debt is like real thing or not but I think emotional sleep debt is a real thing. So it’s nice to just not set an alarm clock
and just sleep in at least once a week. So I like to do that on Saturdays if I don’t
have to go into the hospital. And then I usually make breakfast at home
and then Saturdays is my upload day so I usually do a little bit of catching up on social media,
so I’ll either post a picture, browse Instagram, try to post on snapchat and then kinda leading
up to the YouTube video going up. So I did that all morning and just kinda being
lazy today. I’m headed out to help a couple friend of
mine take Christmas picture. So I’m running kinda late so I’m just gonna
quickly do an outfit video or an outfit intro.. can’t talk. So I’m wearing the John Snow coat from the
other day. It’s from Sandro. I’m wearing this strive sweatshirt which I
know a lot of you guys have been asking about and it is now available for pre-sale at
I have this scarf from J. Crew, these leather leggings, and trusty Dune boots that I’ve
been wearing everyday. So that’s my outfit. Hey everybody! So we finished the shoot. It was like a casual amateur shoot but the
pictures look really nice. And now we’re headed to lunch. Hello to our friends Gayle and Dave. Say hi! Hi!! And Baby Tang is in there. By the way, this is what happens when you
have too much free time. I re-arranged my tables so that they’re facing
the wall. I just remembered that when I was in high
school and in college and when I had a lot more free time I used to rearrange my furniture
like all the time and I really haven’t done it in med school cause I’ve been busy but
yeah it’s just nice and fun to change your environment and check out different layouts
of your furniture so.. that’s what I’m doing. So this has a lot more floor space. So if I have people over we can play board
games, we can have people sitting on different chairs and stools over there. I don’t know! I think it will be nice. Now we’re headed out. We’re just gonna take a walk and just hang
out. Just the fourth-year life. Free all the time! Alright guys! Let’s stop lollygaging and let’s go inside. Personal favorite brouhaha. What’s kerfuffle? That’s something I’ve never heard. Kerfuffle? You’ve done this, you just did this. I’ve said bamboozle, you just did this. I’ve definitely heard brouhaha. You nincompoop! …Pumpernickel.. that’s a bread… (talking
over each other) OKAY let’s skedaddle! Let’s skedaddle. Hey everyone! I’m here at my… at my one of my favorite
bookstores downtown. And now that I have a lot of time I feel like
it’s a good time to pick up a new book and start to read. I try to get most of my books on kindle but
I actually like to physically look at books before deciding which one to read so I’m here
at the bookstore. If you guys have any recommendations, definitely
leave it down below at the comment section. That “Never Let Me Go” was such a good read. Cool! Creamy Chicken Pasta, Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta,
Lamb Ragu, and fries, and scrimp pasta. That looks really good. So I’m home. So we met up with my friends Shaydul and Masiha
and we had some dinner and we went to some shops in SoHo. We went to this like artist… I forgot what the store was called. It was like artist and flees or something. It’s on Broadway… Broadway and Prince. And basically it’s like little shops of like
independent shops and small stores where they sell handmade jewelry or they sell coasters
and just little accessories. Does anybody also have a problem where you
go shopping for Christmas and all you buy is gifts for yourself? And you don’t buy anything for anybody else? I totally have that problem. It’s still early so I’m not super stressed
about Christmas shopping yet. I do have some gifts that I picked up during
black friday that I’m gonna be giving to friends and family so I’ve gotten some of my shopping
done. I don’t know I keep buying things for myself. I probably should stop. So.. You guys know just ran out of my matcha the
other day. And I picked up this one from Amazon. I’ll put the link down below. I’m really excited to try this one. This one isn’t single serve. I think it’s just powder. Hello Candy. Hello again. But I love the packaging and I wanted to get
it and try it. So it’s called the Macha Green Tea Leopard,
ceremonial grade, macha tea. Super excited to try this tomorrow. Anyway, I’m home now and I’ve done various
little things today like re-arranging my room and going out and buying things and meeting
up with friends and all that so… I think I’m going to close my vlog here. Hopefully it was interesting enough for you
guys. Sorry I feel like I should be studying more
or doing something inspirational but I’m honestly just enjoying this time off and hope you guys
down mind just seeing what my free day looks like. So thank you guys for watching
and I will see you guys tomorrow!

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  • Reply Laura Xavier December 7, 2017 at 1:00 am

    first one to like <3333

  • Reply ēmma rosē December 7, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Love your video!! Y

  • Reply Noor AL December 7, 2017 at 1:06 am

    I love your videos so much, you’re so inspiring ?

  • Reply Jenna Manson December 7, 2017 at 1:07 am

    early squadddddd. love your videos so much, I'm in the process of transferring to a major university where i live and continuing my degree in biochemistry & you give me such motivation for med school! thank you jamie!!

  • Reply Ika Syaira December 7, 2017 at 1:12 am

    I've always wanted what you do in your free time! Love your video as always, you're really inspiring. And have you read Gretchen Rubin's book? they're awesome!

  • Reply Alice Mo December 7, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Grit: the power of passion and perseverance by Angela duckworth!

  • Reply Luana Langlois December 7, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Love seeing how much fun you're having! I've been following you for a little over a year now, and am continuously inspired by your passion and hard work. So it's good to see that all that is paying off! <3 Good luck with the rest of your interviews (if you still have more to come) ?

  • Reply nalli December 7, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Read "Thinking Fast and Slow". Let me know if you finish it!

  • Reply Shaquan Cooper December 7, 2017 at 1:18 am

    girl you are bomb

  • Reply MLB December 7, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Good to see you have free time and resting ❤️
    Love the style in this vlogs how chill and relaxing they are ?
    If you’re looking for a good book I can recommend: siddharta by Herman Hesse, the alchemist by Paulo coelho and the divine comedy by Dante

  • Reply santhosh ga December 7, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Iam in Tamil Nadu i love ur videos nice tips for students

  • Reply F G December 7, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Hey.could u make a video about your step 2 cs preparation and exam taking.thank you.)

  • Reply Claire December 7, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I love when Candy comes into the shot 🙂
    Enjoy your time off you definitely deserve it! I liked this vlog so no complaints here

  • Reply MadiMint December 7, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Kerfuffle is in Buffalo, NY!! Haha it's an alternative music concert festival

  • Reply agalyah gillie December 7, 2017 at 1:38 am

    How old are you Jamie .. and at what age did you apply to med school because of thinking of applying .thank you . Love your videos your a great inspiration. 🙂

  • Reply Maciel Mendoza December 7, 2017 at 1:41 am

    I didn’t know you had any free time? How do you do it girl??? ?

  • Reply shesofresh December 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng! SO SO GOOD!

  • Reply White Coat Chronicles December 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Enjoy your free time girl! Makes me eager to get to 4th year ❤️

  • Reply Teenahs Lounge December 7, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Well deserved free time Jamie. I'm currently on one of my busiest periods med school exams, vlogmas, doctors appointments, school extra curricular activities. I can't wait for my well deserved break.

  • Reply JennyMaine December 7, 2017 at 1:48 am

    LOL Cattywampus is one of my favorite words! My dad always used it to mean crooked, slightly off. Love seeing you hanging out in New York!

  • Reply Marcelle Pignanelli December 7, 2017 at 1:52 am

    keep it up jamie !! love all your vids ! can you do a vlog on what books you recommend for pleasure reading??

  • Reply Positivity Junkie December 7, 2017 at 1:56 am

    You definitely deserve this time off! Which genre of books do you prefer?
    I have the same issue with Christmas shopping! Well I used to, this year I set one day to do the Christmas shopping for everyone and it worked out great! It took me literally a whole day but I got it all done – with maybe just a couple purchases for myself haha

  • Reply Casey Qian December 7, 2017 at 2:00 am

    I find seeing what you do in your free time to be strangely motivational too! Like, after so many years of hard work you deserve to take this break!

  • Reply Rachael Lair December 7, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Aww don’t be sorry! Sometimes we get so caught up in work and stress that we really forget to relax and release the tension in our shoulders… in that’s sense, you are truly inspiring! And now I’ll stop procrastinating ??

  • Reply Rachel December 7, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Hi!! I have a question— was there ever a point in your med school time where you felt like a failure and wasn’t sure if you were good enough?

  • Reply SoNaturallyGwen December 7, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Can you do a video about balancing YT & med school? Currently struggling with that ?

  • Reply Victoria Morgan December 7, 2017 at 2:21 am

    The Night Circus!

  • Reply Stephanie Dsouza December 7, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Do no harm by Carol topolski. It has a medical background to it and makes for an amazing thriller!

  • Reply Amy Leahy December 7, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Hi Jamie! LOVE your videos! Would it be possible for you to do a video explaining why you named your channel 'the strive to fit' and what that phrase means to you please? 😀 Thanks! Keep up the amazing videos! X

  • Reply Ruxandra Bogdan December 7, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Hi Jamie!! I'm currently a third year undergrad and applied for medical school this year. I was wondering if you could maybe do a comparison video for undergrad vs med school in terms of study hours, sleep, study techniques, social life, and things like that. I'd really appreciate it because sometimes medical school seems impossible, and all people usually say is that they're really busy.

  • Reply Dei Knight December 7, 2017 at 2:34 am

    What is the name of the song you had at the beginning while you were taking photos of your friends? It’s great!

  • Reply Raquel Aragon December 7, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Don't apologize for not working! Self care is important, if not more important!

  • Reply Miggs Rosales December 7, 2017 at 2:50 am

    VLOGMAS! MY FAV SEASON AAAH im also doin it on my channel!! ??☃️

  • Reply Angelica Diaz Delarosa December 7, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Anyone know what song was playing in the background?

  • Reply Nikki P December 7, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Love your vlogmas videos and how creative you are! You're an inspiration 🙂

  • Reply Alicia Mendsey December 7, 2017 at 3:02 am

    You Go ! Hope you have relaxing days when you are not doing med school or residency stuff 🙂

  • Reply Chris Arsenault December 7, 2017 at 3:11 am

    What is the name of the song (music playing at 1:46)

  • Reply natalie810100 December 7, 2017 at 4:24 am

    You deserve all the free time you can get! So excited for you Jamie!

  • Reply judydoodles December 7, 2017 at 4:29 am

    I recently finished "The Devotion of Suspect X" by Keigo Higashino, and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like crime/mystery novels, I highly recommend it because this book has a genius plot!

  • Reply Alexandra Magyari December 7, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Don't apologize Jamie!! It's actually quite motivating to show that hard work pays off 🙂

  • Reply 3684marie1 December 7, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Wow small world I've met Dave before at a church I used to attend, Every Nation Church.

  • Reply Barbara December 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

    If you feel the need to clean, or declutter, I would listen/read "The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up". The process feels like I'm confronting my life for the first time. As a clean freak, this is the only organizational advice that I've ever come across that is actually sound and truly thoughtful. And If you haven't played "Tokaido" before I would totally invest in it!!

  • Reply Sarah Maslow December 7, 2017 at 5:19 am

    A great book to read is A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Reply Elena D December 7, 2017 at 5:24 am

    As much as I love your study videos, then ones like this are my favorite – especially because I am in love with New York and always write down every nice place you go to ? If I lived there I would probably just stroll around the city all day ?

  • Reply Nairy Khodabakhshian December 7, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I highly recommend the book “Into The Magic Shop.” I work in a book store and this is one of the best books I’ve ever read… it really stuck with me.

    Interested to hear if anyone else has read it and what they think 🙂

  • Reply rodalye218 December 7, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I grew up between NYC and the Bronx; 86th was my home station! I also LOVE that book store too. I used to go to a book club that would meet there – so many good memories! Thanks for helping me see some of my favorite places xo

  • Reply That Medic December 7, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Your free time will be non existent once you graduate!!! I can barely make vids anymore haha took me a month to edit day in the life of a doctor ??

  • Reply Asclepium December 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Great vlogmas! I’m not ready to do one haha, struggling to be consistent with my weekly uploads…

  • Reply nuony khalaf December 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Love it ? enjoy each moment of your free time Jamie ,, you totally deserve this ..

  • Reply Thabo Buthelezi December 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Hey, I'd recommend
    Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
    Born a crime by Trevor Noah
    The monk who sold his Ferrari by (forgot the author)
    The alchemist (forgot the author)
    They're all amazing I think you'd enjoy them. ?

  • Reply Dhara Patel December 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Jamie not only know how to study ….but also knows how to chill ….good to see that side of yours Jamie….#lovelove

  • Reply Taqiyyah Fatima December 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Aaaah. Free time. Where I study, 4th year tends to be the busiest,most hectic year of all so no free time for us!

  • Reply madre fakre December 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    John snow hhahahahah

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  • Reply Twinkling twinkle December 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Try to post on Snapchat? Are u seriously?? It has been years since you have posted a new video/pic!!, We love you loads..Please be more active?❤️

  • Reply Ann Armstrong December 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Yep))) it’s a good idea for video for vlogmas))) because we need to relax sometimes too, not studying every time!!!

  • Reply fission mailed December 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Yes, I end up buying gifts for myself all of the time when I try to go Christmas shopping! ?

  • Reply Sarah December 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon and My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult are two of my favourites!!

  • Reply precylla10 December 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I love your vlogs!

  • Reply Aisulu Zhaksylyk December 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    you are really beautiful

  • Reply Mint Pink Lemon December 7, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I’m getting used to seeing you everyday that it will be hard after the vlogmas ??

  • Reply Laura Diez December 7, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Loved this! I'm doing VLOGMAS for the first time ???
    Let´s all be YouTube Friends and support each other ❤️⭐️

  • Reply Fatma Ahmed December 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I really love your videos so much ❤

  • Reply Annie Bailey December 7, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Jamie! I've never commented on a video before (I've been watching you without an account to comment from since you had 40K subs and you actually inspired me to even sign up for/start this current account I'm commenting from!), but I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your advice/for your videos. Your videos make me feel like I have an older sister to help me through the process/the near future. I know that I can trust the advice that you give to all of your followers!  Thank you!

  • Reply amanda bekka December 8, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Check out the delerium series by Lauren Oliver

  • Reply Shado9328 December 8, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Hey, would you please make a video on different studying habits that you used in college. I need to find studying habits before serious harsh classes come along.
    Thnak you!

  • Reply Fiona Iwansantoso December 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Watching your free time activities makes me feel more human (I'm an undergraduate medical student hahaha)

  • Reply Rebecca Bhandari December 9, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I loved this video! Gives us a glimpse into the awesome personality you have. Keep having a relaxing time. You deserve it. I look up to you a lot ??

  • Reply A Cook December 9, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Jamie you deserve it! Enjoy your time off!!!! Reap the benefits of your hard work!

  • Reply María Paz Adaros December 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Kiss of the spider woman, by Manuel Puig. Best book eveeeeeer! Has a 80's movie that won an Oscar, so it's not entirely unknown ☺

  • Reply Karolina Svobodova December 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Your face at 5:57 when you talk about buying things for yourself and that you should stop.. 😀 we all have it, it means we are gonna buy things for ourselves anyway 😀

  • Reply Marcos Luns December 9, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Hi there! You have a very nice outfit for the Christmas fotoshoot 😉

  • Reply Jui Karve December 10, 2017 at 6:40 am

    How old is she?

  • Reply Jessica Lio December 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Did you switch out your tithings watch? I've been thinking about getting one 🙂

  • Reply Roman December 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    4:15 Best book ever

  • Reply FunToSee December 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Just started first year 4 months ago and it was so crazy from day 1. I'm in Europe tho so 6 years to go. I hope you keep vlogging through residency because you really help me a lot!

  • Reply Yasmin December 14, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Book recommendation : when breath becomes air

  • Reply Bhavesh bhoye December 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

    How much time do med-students really study?

  • Reply A-Disappointed-Sigh December 15, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I'm not sure if you answered this question in a past video but since Med students generally can't work because studying is their full time job… is rent and daily living expenses paid with loans (on top of the rest of tuition/equipment loans)?

  • Reply Gabi Lynx December 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    2:19 pierogi xd

  • Reply ibay cora December 16, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I love you so mush enjoy your free time I am IKRAM from MOROCCO I like thank you about all videos you absolutely help me by your ideas .You must have 1 million subscriber and more you are the best .just I like ask you about your university of medecine how mush time must study before you became doctor . thank you for your great effort for creat those videos

  • Reply Rani Vaishnavi December 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Hey Jamie i admire u a lot i am not a medical student but am preparing for my medical exam if I'll pass then I'll get my admission done in a medical good college

  • Reply Jania S. January 8, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Where did you get your pink blanket?

  • Reply Jenny Rrs January 28, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Hi Jamie.My name is jennie and I'm a 1st year medical student in Thailand.I love your videos so much especially pomodoro..i guess555.nice to meet u and looking forward your next video.??

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  • Reply TestMonkey254 February 9, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Sorry if this has been answered already but where did you get that chunky crochet blanket

  • Reply Ouissal EL February 21, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    love ur videos..i was just wondering how you manage your study times with enjoying life and not forgetting about your love relationship ??

  • Reply Carina Haedo July 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Me encantó tu video de tiempo libre …..Por que es un ejemplo de lo que nos espera una ves finalizada nuestras carreras ?

  • Reply Mamijo Hureja Tajima November 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Nice view of brooklyn.

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