Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting back to me.

So, I have taken somewhat of a blogging hiatus. Things have been busy to say the least. I believe my last entry was in essence me moping about not having a job and whatnot- I should not have been so negative. Soon after I wrote that I was offered a job. A pretty good one too. I was offered the job on July 19th I believe, went to camp for a week and started orientation on the 26th- so it was definitely a whirlwind.

It is so strange to start a new job. Especially as a nurse right out of school. There is such a learning curve! As prepared as I was- I was still so green. The amount of responsibility that is placed in your hands everyday that you go to work is so overwhelming, and although I have been working for almost 2 months now, I still cannot believe that I am the ones caring for these people- that it is me that they must rely on and trust it. It is a humbling experience.

Not that everyday is rainbows and warm fuzzy's. I am definitely pushed to my limits, but I am finding that my limit is expanding daily and that patience (something that I have never possessed much of) is truly a virtue, and something I am working on.

All in all- my job blesses me in ways I can't even comprehend and that is why I chose the path that I did to begin with- To touch lives and in turn have my life touched by those that I am able to take care of. So as my Mee Maw says in reference to life's many blessings, "I am a rich lady".

So life is good.

I have a new apartment- and I love it (when the washing machine AND dishwasher aren't spilling all over the floor). It's in Mountain Brook and the area is just great. I can walk downtown to the shops and whatnot and it only takes me 5 minutes to get to work. When the weather is nice I can raise the windows and turn to AC off and play music. I can't hear the interstate or see parking lots. It's nice. Lots of people my age, so I am hoping I can meet some new people. Eventually my bff Marie will be home, and she has requested living arrangements on my couch, so that will be fun.

And, I have this boy that I like. He's been around for a while and I am hoping that he will continue to hang in there with me. Long distance is no fun but we like each other so we deal with it. He also is adored by my many nieces and nephew. Who wouldn't love someone that will play ball and 'horsey' anytime you ask. Needless to say I don't exist when he's around- but it's ok- I don't blame them. He's fun.

Addie Ruth and Jeremy

This sweet little one joined us on July 9th. 

Caroline Reece Ellison Weed
July 9th, 2010
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So I spend as much time as I can soaking up her newborness before she grows up. I fear she will be the last of the nieces/nephews so I don't want to miss out. 

Other than that not much has been going on. Things have come together and I am getting back to being me. The best is yet to come. 

Oh and I also got this during the summer.


  1. Love this post, love the pics, and love you. I move this week...come see me!

  2. I'm so glad you're doing well! I still want to get together for lunch or something and catch up!

  3. Beautiful!!! You write so well. I am so very proud of you.

  4. So happy and proud that you are humbled by your job of caring for the sick and that you don't just see it as a paycheck. I'm not sure everyone "gets" that.

  5. Hey babe. Caro joined us on JUNE 9th. Not July 9th! Love you. Miss you.