Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh me oh my...

Happy 25th of January!! It's not really an important day exactly but I felt the need to celebrate it just because it is another day of living. That should be celebrated, right? I think so. Yesterday I got the opportunity to Skype with my brother and his wife in North Carolina. It just made me realize how much I miss those two terribly. The Skype date was literally us laughing the entire time about different things that have happened. I miss my confidant. Matt always has been a good listener even if he doesn't say anything, he let's me vent and I love him for it. Sometimes it is hard to connect with them and keep in touch as often as I like but I'm so thankful that I have been blessed with a brother and sister-in-law who are awesome beyond words.

I am officially enrolled in a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training program in Allegan from January 30-March 30!! I have orientation on Friday and I am super excited and somewhat nervous. I know that this is going to be a great experience but I also know my time will be very limited. I go 8:30am-7:30pm everyday. I am excited to learn the trade, gain the experience, and meet lots of people in the healthcare field. When I went to take my pre-assessment in order to get into the program last week, our instructor informed us that for the last week of the class we have 8-hour clinicals everyday... I thought to myself, "this is not good, I a full time student!". But once again, God comes through and it turns out I am actually on Spring Break that week! Crazy, right?! Yeah, I thought so too. I was planning a trip to North Carolina for Spring Break so I was pretty disappointed that this will not happen until May but rest assured IT WILL HAPPEN. And hey, by May North Carolina will be hot and it will be beach season! That puts a HUGE smile on my face because I am ALL about beachin it. Needless to say, this semester will be a whirlwind but a necessary and memorable one. Now all I have to do is get my butt in gear with schoolwork and I'll be all set!... hopefully the motivation comes soon... I am definitely the type of person that is much more productive when I am busy so hopefully this CNA thing kicks me into high gear and I can get stuff done. Wish me luck!

Peace & Love,

A little inspirational quote I came across this morning on Pinterest...

"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy--I'm telling you it is going to be WORTH it."
~Art Williams

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bring it on 2012...

For those of you who know me, you'll know that 2011 was one of the most difficult years thus far. Despite the difficulties that came, I have so many things to celebrate that have brought me to where I am this year. I have the best friends anyone could ask for. Road trips to the beach, long chats on the deck on a summer night, hot tub excursions, random dance parties in the living room, getting primped for nights out, shopping dates, coffee dates, Verbeek fire drills, 5K's with my dad, driving my brother to the church on his wedding day, and so so so many other things have defined 2011. It's been a rough by great year and I honestly cannot wait to see what 2012 has in store. I'll be a senior in 2012, my niece is turning 5, my brother will be coming home, I'll be starting work in the medical field, and who knows what else! New years brings new opportunities, new beginnings, and new experiences. So, bring it on 2012...bring it on.