Tuesday, June 21, 2011


since I had several requests for more details...here goes. =) Sorry for the delay-work and studying and having a boyfriend who doesn't live in Tucson are pretty much consuming my life...

I met Luis through the same dating site as Chris-he and I were actually emailing first I think, but things moved more quickly with Chris and so Luis and I stopped talking. But he left the door open for me to contact him again...and once I realized I was over Chris I figured it wouldn't hurt anything to just send him a quick email and see if he was interested in talking again.

We emailed for a while...then started talking the phone fairly frequently, and he came down to see me at the beginning of June. Since then we've hung out several times (down in my area, I've driven up to Castaic)...and things have already gotten pretty serious. It seems really fast-and I didn't intend for it to move so quickly, but it's not necessarily something I've been able to control and I'm actually really enjoying the journey.

A bit about him...he's 26 (almost 27), Latino, works in advertising/marketing for a car audio company...he went to UCSB and majored in Spanish-he hopes to be a high-school Spanish teacher someday but his circumstances make that rather difficult at the moment. He's very passionate about ministry and is involved with several different ministries at his church (college/high school mostly) and is also passionate about building community within his church and serving the larger community. He's a relatively new Christian but he grew up a nominal Catholic so he has a religious background. He has a younger sister (who's my age) and two younger brothers...

He loves to read, loves music and sports (soccer mostly), enjoys video games/movies...he loves people, and cares deeply about his family. He is an excellent listener...he really cares about what I have to say and makes an effort to find out what's going on inside my head. He's pretty laid back and easygoing, has a good sense of humor, likes to tease/be teased (I didn't realize I could actually be so sassy until he and I started talking...). And he's also very honest and open about what he's thinking/feeling.

So...that's Luis. Hmm. I'm not sure what else to say...plus I should really get back to my studying. I think I said that at the end of my last post, but it's still true... =)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

a couple notes...

hey friends!

I'm sitting at the coffee shop where my sister works (yes, I'm skipping church...it's not a habit, I promise!) attempting to study....my boss doesn't seem to understand what I mean when I say I'd only like to work a few days a week =P so I have to find other times to get my studying done.

Not much has come up for me in terms of job searching, but I haven't been trying terribly hard as yet, so I'm not yet worried. I do wish that the hospitals I apply to would actually look at my application (getting the same standardized email rejection from all of them makes me think that they aren't really even looking at it), but whatever.

I am excited about a potential opportunity that just came up yesterday-it's really a stretch, but it may turn into something hopefully. At work yesterday, I was visiting with the daughter of one of my residents and mentioned my interest in geriatric nursing. She got really excited and told me that her mom's primary doctor is Dr. Laura Mosqueda, the head of the gerontology department at UCI. She was like, "Mom has an appointment with Dr. Mosqueda in July...would you like to come with us and meet her?" So I'm planning to go along...meet this doctor, talk to her (briefly), give her a resume and find out what she recommends I do to get a job...hopefully within her department. Who knows? Might be that nothing comes of it...but we'll see. =)

And this is getting long now, but the other update, for those who may not have noticed on facebook....I'm dating again. His name is Luis (pronounced Lewis)...and I'm really enjoying the journey of getting to know him and letting him get to know me. He loves the Lord and is passionate about ministry, and cares deeply about people...we definitely seem to be more compatible in terms of ideas about life and people and God (which was where Chris and I had our issues...), so I'm excited to see what God has for us.

Ok. Back to studying. have a beautiful Sunday, everyone!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I just decided that somebody needed to add something the our blog. So I'm adding another photo. I liked this one. And Linell looks like an angel with the light shining right into her face.

I miss you all. I hope NCLEX studying is going well for everyone.

I'd love to hear updates about jobs and interviews. And other stuff in life like vacations or whatever. Love you all

Thursday, June 2, 2011


WE ARE DONE! No more papers. No more presentations. No more lectures in dear Soubirou. We have been pinned. We have shaken DBC's hand. We have our interterm permits and many of us have an official date for our NCLEX examination! Some of us already have jobs...some of us are still on our knees in the waiting-trusting process. WHERE ARE WE ALL GOING TO END UP?!

I have tried to add you all as authors...so I believe you can all post now! Let's use this site to keep each other updated on what unfolds in our lives....post stories, disappointments, prayer requests, joys, news about new cities, new spouses, new pets, new neighbors, new roomies, new babies!