A couple of weeks ago I packed baby E in the car and left the boys at home to have a little girls weekend in San Diego with Dr. Heather Hirsch. Heather, also knowns as my ‘bestie’ was in town from Ohio for the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting. Yup, it’s a real thing. Even though I normally hate driving any more than ABSOLUTELY necessary, I hadn’t seen Heather in person in almost 2 years since we had been busy making human beings, so I decided to chance the possibly epic traffic and head down for the weekend.
Heather and I met many moons ago at cheerleading camp and have stayed besties ever since. We have seen each other through high school, college, med school (for her), my many tried and failed life ventures, marriages and children. She is the one person I call in the middle of the night when I am having a panic attack and the one person I tell before anyone else when I’m pregnant. She’s my person. She also happens to be an incredible doctor and an expert in her field of Women’s Health. She inspires me every day as an incredible example of being a working mom that loves her kids as well as the work she does.
When she decided to start a podcast while home on her maternity leave I encouraged her every step of the way. And when she asked if I would ‘interview’ her so that her listeners could get to hear her story I jumped at the chance.
I had a blast interviewing her about her journey of becoming a doctor, finding her specialty despite many bumps along the way, and how she rocks it as a #doctormom. This is the first of many awesome interviews to come as I gear up to launch my own podcast in early January!