I am glad to be back. I sure do have a lot to catch you up on though.
Where do I even begin?
I went off the blog grid for awhile due to moving, working, school, and health issues.
My goal is to be black and white with you all, you won't find the grey areas here.
As you can tell my blog date is set at June 30th, 2017 when I initially wrote this post.
Well... life happened. I had an emergent surgery (I'll touch more on that later..) but I am back and finally able to write again.
Rewind Since My First Post:
I ended up moving to Washington in August of 2016, landed a new job, became a mom dog to a new puppy, and began my ongoing school journey, Whew!
It has been a whirlwind of a year, but I have loved every minute of it.
For starters, after moving to Washington I started looking for a new job.
With my experience in the medical field, and a great referral, I landed a job in an Emergency Trauma Hospital here in Tacoma, Washington.
Tacoma General is a Level II Trauma Center offering trauma care and emergency services 24 hours a day. I started working nights when I moved here, but have just recently switched to days.
I have loved getting to know people in the Washington area, as well as becoming closer with my coworkers. It is such an amazing experience to be part of a great team who can actively care for others in their most emergent moments.
Along with moving, I became a dog mom to a puppy!
Those of you who follow my journey know him, but for those who don't...
Meet Stanley, my Australian Labradoodle.
Stanley is now 1 years old and as cute as ever.
He is snugly, loving, and the best part is he doesn't shed!
He loves stealing socks, and I couldn't have asked for a better dog.
One of the many great things about Washington is all of the opportunities of things to do!
Prior to my surgery, I had done quite a bit of hiking, including trips to Seattle, and even joined a Book Club!
I am excited to share many more adventures with you, like places I have hiked, books I am reading, helpful advice, reviews, and inspirations.
I hope you enjoy my post, and look for several more to come; especially my next post about how I became a survivor.
Til next time!