Archive | October, 2011

This is my life

31 Oct

So, I was walking home from the gym.
Let me just say, tonight is an amazing night.
It is a crisp, not cold, quiet autumn night.

I love when the air is quiet and clear.

I think we forget to inhale. I know I do.
So tonight I inhaled. And tasted the air. Grounded myself.
There were no cars on the street…it was pretty late (sorry Mom)

But, I realized, this is my life.
This beautiful night, this amazingly simple life.
I don’t have dramatic stories. And that is perfect for me.

The highlight of my week, is trying the new pie at the farmer’s market.
Or going to dinner after church with my new friends.
I am incredibly thankful for that!

I wouldn’t say my life is simple.
It isn’t difficult either.
I would say it is full of more smiling and silly moments than it has been in a long time!
And I would never want that to change.

I made it!

18 Oct

So I made it to LA!!

North Hollywood to be exact. More affectionately known as NoHo.

The trip was fun. My mom was more fun than ever during our 6 hour car ride =)

Since I have been here I have been extremely busy, and I have no internet in my apartment yet. But, my place is pretty much set up. And, it is just perfect. It is a very large one bedroom with lots of upgrades, so I am hoping to have visitors from home soon.

Friday, my mom spent time with me all day. We shopped for house stuff..new sheets, towels, pillows. We went out to dinner and explored the neighborhood a little. I also got many words of advice on which neighbor hoods to avoid and being aware of my surroundings. Thanks Mom.

Saturday morning my Mom left. Way too soon I might add, because, once she was gone I found all of the fun stuff she would have enjoyed! The farmer’s market is a block away and I can walk to it on Saturdays. There is a metro station across the street, so I can travel around without my car. And the main street, Lankershim, is also walking distance with what looks like lots of fun restaurants and bars!

Needless to say, I love NoHo. It is urban but still walkable. And lots of old, charming storefronts with new restaurants and apartments inside. I can’t wait to have a full day to just roam around!

My first day of orientation was Monday. Two hours of traffic later, I arrived late, but finished all that I needed to do. LA traffic is stressful to say the least. I am thankful I am close by my hospital so that I won’t have to endure that every morning! I also took a drive and found Downtown Burbank. What a charming little place. I am glad I will be here for 5 months because there are so many things I want to do.

Today was my first day of hospital orientation. What a treat! I had an awesome day and met some nice pediatric nurses I will be working with!

More on orientation and I will post pictures next time =)