"When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?"


About the Writer

Hey! First of all, I thank you dearly for taking the time out of your day to read my blog and even go as far as to read more about me.

I have been writing since I was five (about). I have yet to finish a novel, but have done significant amounts of planning and thought into all of them, 3 being the strongest. My goal is that once I finish nursing school I can continue with those plans to finish and maybe even publish.

This blog was started in July 2009, with the original intent of documenting my primary food allergy- Gluten. Since then a lot has changed, primarilly the fact that I am no longer on a gluten-free diet. Soon after, this blog became exactly what its titled entailed- me writing about my nursing experiences in clinical settings and at work (community NFP hospital). But I do try to keep the variety- I will also write about dreams, the world, things I learn, books I read, my food allergies, the food industry, and so forth. There are many other topics to choose from (Check out left hand side!)

As for about me specifically-
  • I am currently 22 and will be 23 this June.  I am 23!
  • I am obsessed with England, but have yet to go there.  I WENT THERE!!!! But I want to go again. Desperately. This time, to the countryside. Please. Also would love to visit Scotland, Wales, Ireland...among many others. The world.
  • I found out I wanted to be a nurse my Junior year of high school because a substitute teacher played a video of WWII and it showed the nurses taking care of soldiers and babies and I realized spot on that that was what I wanted to do with my life.
  • I didn't realize however, how hard nursing school was going to be.
  • I love music- almost any kind but I love a lot of "Indie Alternative" or Adult Alternative. In my opinion, the best therapy you can ever ask for is music/dance therapy. If I didn't have music I don't know where I'd be. I also just love to put on some "club" music and just dance or jump around like a total nut.
  • I have always wanted to learn to play the drums.
  • I have always had this weird desire to be a nurse for NASA one day.
  • I am in love with the U.S. Air Force.
  • I am still waiting for my knight in shining armor to pop onto my doorstep one day. Or bump into me with books in our hand and we both drop them and pick them up together. Or comment on how awesome each others groceries are in the grocery lane, or you know....something romantic-comedy like that.
  • I do not claim myself to be attached to any specific religion, but I do believe in a higher power that knows whats going on and has a plan for the human race. If that is God, then so be it. I respect all religions and I think that a lot of religions believe the same thing I just said except we all call the higher power something different. I'm one of the "everything happens for a reason" people.....even bad things must happen to lead to better things.
  • My favorite quote is, ""Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,... it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
    — Albert Einstein
  • I check Post Secret religiously every sunday.
  • I am obsessed with the website Dear Old Love
  • I still sleep with my favorite stuffed animals- Dori & Crush from Finding Nemo.
  • Before I wanted to be a nurse, I wanted to work for Pixar, preferably a creative designer or graphic artist and create the story lines + draw characters.
  • I still want to work for Pixar.
  • My favorite place in the world that I have been to thus far- is Winter Park, Colorado. And, also, now Paris!
  • I love the beach but despise the ocean. I'm petrified of the ocean.
  • I'm petrified of the ocean because I am afraid of waves and think I will be swept out to sea too easily, and I don't like the unknown below me (fish, crabs, sharks, boats, skeletons, pee, etc.)
  • My favorite color is black, or blue. Or lavender.
  • I want to read every book on the entire planet before I die.
  • I love to donate blood. Please, take it all.
  • I always have cold hands.
  • I have "food intolerances" to tomatoes, chocolate, peanuts, dairy, wine (red wine), and anything pig-related.
  • I made a vow 5 years ago to never eat fast food again and have kept it. Subway doesn't count.
  • My favorite painting of all time is "Cafe Terrace at Night" by Vincent Van Gogh
  • I love to fly. In airplanes.
  • I've always thought that the perfect date would be eating ice cream (well, sorbet) sitting on a rooftop of a car watching planes take off by an airport.
  • I used to want to be a psychologist, but now I don't know how to help people as much anymore.
  • I am a really good listener. Most of the time.
  • I can listen all day, but will never know what to say to you if you tell me you do not want to live on this earth anymore.
  • I love to dance. But just random dance. Not choreographed dance. The boogey dance!
  • I pretend that I can sing, really well. I have concerts in my shower and car only. Zero admittance.
  • I can never ever finish a water bottle. I just can't do it. There will always be something left. Or, anything on my plate. There is always a tiny piece left of everything. I just have to.
  • I have never been on an official picnic but, I have always wanted to.
  • I love to ice skate. It's freeing.
  • I usually have the short term memory span of about 5 seconds....this is pretty funny when you are talking to me. You can usually pull off some tricks over and over. No really though, I think I have dementia. Or ADHD. Or a brain tumor.
  • I really do have adhd though, i'm kind of worse than a child.
  • I am an official hypochondriac. Like really bad.
  • I think I am dying from something different at least once a week. See above.
  • Seeing places in movies that I have been too or know of or can go to makes me really, really, really, really happy.
  • I am a complete sucker for sunrises and sunsets and If I see a good one I WILL pull the car over at any cost and start taking pictures. I've pulled the car over in some very strange locations.
  • I will always try to get to get to the bottom of a rainbow.
  • I love to kiss in the rain. Typical, sorry.
  • I collect monopolys :)



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~A Writer in a Nurse's Body









1 comment:

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