Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hello there imaginary friends! It's been a while, hasn't it?
I'm sorry! Would you believe me if I said I've been super busy? Probably not, since it's been about 5 months. Well, have no fear. I'm back!
And I missed y'all.
I missed you so much that I have here a picture of a sad puppy. Just for you.
And it's springtime! I don't know about where y'all live, but springtime in the Pacific Northwest is just fabulous. The grass gets brilliantly green. Flowers of all colors and sizes pop up out of the ground. And oh my goodness, the cherry trees bloom. (Pretty sure they're cherry trees. Cherry blossom trees? I dunno. They're gorgeous, anyway.)
these suckers. also, they smell fantastic.
Love is in the air! Or, you know. For some people it is.
I'm so alone...
Ha, just kidding! I have friends, really! I promise, guys. Seriously. I'm so serious right now. Are... are you laughing? Stop that! I said I have friends! They're real! Shuttup! They are! You just... you just shut your dirty mouth!

Sooooooooo, anyway.

What have I been up to lately, I hear no one asking? Well! I shall tell you. How kind of you to ask.

The past few months have actually been somewhat of a whirlwind of change for me. As many of you may know, I have been going to university at Western Washington, here in Bellingham. Well, starting last quarter (January to mid-March) I switched, and went to Skagit Valley College. There, I recieved my oh-so-awesome EMT certification. Yes, it's true! I am now a certified Washington state Emergency Medical Technician.
Now let me just lay something out for y'all real quick-like here: I have always always always been interested in medicine. For just about as long as I can remember, anyway. And initially, when I was just a young whippersnapper starting out my college career, I thought I wanted to go to medical school.

Turns out I didn't want to do that. Mostly because I wasn't sure I wanted to spend 10+ years in school, end up with piles of debt, and then OHGODWHATIFIDIDN'TLIKEIT


So I had a chat with the parental units, and I told them I really wanted to go to nursing school. And here's the thing, imaginary friends: I really do. I want to help people, and I want to travel, and I want to do awesome things like stick catheters up people's junk. And nursing is good for all of those things!
were you aware that catheters are about this big around, diameter-wise? yeah, betcha didn't know that, did ya? ouch.
And now I am trying to finish up my nursing prerequisites, and then I have to figure out where to actually attend nursing school. It's all pretty exciting. It's a brand-new chapter in my life, and for the first time since I was in my first quarter of college freshman year (which, holy shit, was almost three years ago) I feel like I know where I'm going, and where I want to end up. Which is a pretty damn good feeling, all things considered.

So that pretty much brings you up to date on my life, IFs. There's been some laughter, some tears, and a whole bunch of different hair colors since last we spoke.
rainbow hair there in the middle is me. and the kid playing with my rainbow hair is my cousin David. he thought it was pretty nifty.
Ooh! For the first time since I've lived in Bellingham, I'm actually going to be spending a summer here, which I'm super excited about. I hear all sorts of great things about summertime over here in Bham, and I finally get to experience it for myself. Farmer's markets, bitchin' folk music festivals, sunshine, and the works. I can't wait.

Although, rather unfortunately, my lease for my current apartment runs out at the end of July, and I have yet to find a new place to live. More fortunately, however, I got a tent for my birthday, so I'll just become a hobo and live in the woods for the remainder of the summer.

So what's new with you, my friends?

1 comment:

  1. Did you find a job in Bellingham? I'm excited to spend the summer in Laramie, too. It's supposed to be really nice around here. But we probably don't have as many folk festivals, which would be excellent. I'm jealous of your spring, though. It's been warm here, but mostly windy and we had snow a week ago. I'm glad you updated, finally!