Monday, July 24, 2006

I'm Back But I'm Also Leaving

I'm back on this blog thing...I'm moving out of Oregon.

A lot has happened since my last post a month ago. I took the NCLEX (the licensing boards for nurses) and passed. I guess I said that in the last post but it's a big deal!!!

I had been thinking about moving when I graduated for a while and finally decided that I would do it. I'm moving to Salt Lake City.

KaRyn, a friend from Portland who now lives in SLC, came to visit for July 4th so I drove back with her and then stayed through Sunday. I spent all of Thursday walking around looking for an apartment. SLC has lots of hills and my calves were so tight the next day. I found a cute apartment in an old house that is now 4 apartments in the Avenues section on SLC.

Then on Friday I had 4 interviews. I accepted a job at the University of Utah hospital on a telemetry floor (that's cardiac monitoring). Everyone I met on that floor from the manager to the person who gave me a tour to a nursing student who introduced himself were so incredibly friendly, I think it will be a great place to work. Now I just have to buy scrubs.

Things are going well, although it is far too hot in Portland to want to spend any time packing boxes, it's hard enough to ever want to do that, but especially when it's 100 degrees in the non-air-conditioned Pacific NW. More on the packing, move, and thoughts on that later.


Ryan Remains said...

You're not going to be gone by August 19th are you?

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Yep, I leave on July 31st. I'm so sad to miss the reception and celebration. I'm really excited for you.

BTW, did you know that's my birthday, two reasons to celebrate!

FireFly said...

Keith is finishing an "away rotation" there right now and is ranking it 1st on his list for residencies. If we move there next year then we will have to start being friends you know....

Ruthie said...

Hey, Congrats on graduating, getting a job at a place you like, and finding a new flat...all big stuff! Good luck.