A Little About Me

2023 Update: I’m currently 34 years old, married to the love of my life and just gave birth to our beautiful baby boy 2.5 months ago in November 2022. I’m working PRN as a bedside nurse at the same hospital I’ve always worked at and I plan to stay home as much as possible with my little man and be there for everything as he grows up. We plan to travel as much as we can with him and show him all of the things and places we love so much!

2019 Update:  I am currently 30 years old and Iโ€™m the weekend night charge nurse of the same post surgical unit that Iโ€™ve worked on for the past 5 years.  I have learned an incredible amount in that time.  Nursing has been such a blessing and yet a terrific challenge at the same time.  There are days where I feel like I make a difference and connect with patients and then there are days where Iโ€™m not sure if I will even be able to physically and mentally finish the shift.  This last year I have really discovered the importance of caring for yourself and protecting your mental health.  With that being said, I plan on taking more time off this year to travel and enjoy my life.  After all, we never know how long we have on this earth so itโ€™s becoming increasingly important to me not to waste it.

2017 Update:  I am now 28 years old and have been working as an RN for 3 years.  I both love it and also realize it’s the most challenging thing I have ever done/will ever do.  It’s been a while since I’ve updated this site so I figured I would start again.  I traveled quite a bit in the past couple of years, however I am taking this year to pay off some student loans.  I will still be traveling just not as far or as frequently.  Follow me as I continue to figure out this thing called life and learn to love the beauty of the moment.  ๐Ÿ’™

Initial “About Me”:

My name is Sarah and I’m 24 years old.  I have a degree in Dietetics and I’m currently studying Nursing.  Graduation is in August and I will be moving on to a new phase of my life…the real world!  The past year of my life has been a whirlwind and a lot has happened, both good and bad.  On Sunday May 13, 2012 I graduated with a dietetics degree and on Monday May 14, 2012 I started a 15 month accelerated nursing program to become an RN.  This program has been the greatest and most difficult thing that I’ve ever done.  It is physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging every day but I wouldn’t change one second of it.  I absolutely love it and being an RN is God’s plan for my life. Five years ago, I could have never predicted that this is where I would be at this point in my life.  During this time, I have realized what a blessing it is that God has a bigger plan for our lives than we do for ourselves.  So much in my life has changed and all I can do is be thankful.  In the midst of my crazy life (where I was totally focused on myself and my accomplishments) my mom was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in February 2013.  Talk about being in shock.  After two surgeries, she is now cancer free and God willing will be for the rest of her life.  What a scary and uncertain few months it has been.  My mother is my rock and my best friend.  Through all of this, we have spent a lot of time together and it’s been in the little, seemingly insignificant moments that I’ve realized the importance of relationships with the ones that we love.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow and the life we have in this world is short.  Many of us get caught up in what needs to be done, merely ‘surviving’ each day to get to something that we are looking forward to such as a vacation or even the weekend.  The greatest moments of our lives occur every day in the minutes and hours that we just try to ‘get through’.  I’m writing this blog to share my life with all of you as I Learn to Love the Beauty of the Moment.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, and find your eternity in each moment.  Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land.  There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Love the moment.  Flowers grow out of dark moments.  Therefore, each moment is vital.  It affects the whole.  Life is a succession of such moments, and to live each is to succeed.” – Corita Kent

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