Friday, August 10, 2007

See, I Told You

At the end of my Life Is Good post, I said I knew even better things were on the horizon. And I was right!

I just got my first assignment with my travel nurse agency. It's been in the works for a while, 1 1/2 years, 3 months, or just a few weeks depending on how you look at it. I wanted to travel right out of school but you have to have at least a year of experience so I moved from Portland to Salt Lake for a change while getting that experience. 3 months ago I mentioned this to Kaylyn, a nurse at work. She wanted to travel too so we decided to try for September. A few weeks ago, I called an agency and started the process. A few days ago, I had an interview. And today, I got an offer!

We originally wanted to go to Boston or Austin but neither of those worked out for various reasons. So we expanded our search and I now have a place to live in September.

My first assignment is in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I'm so excited. I really think this a perfect first assignment for me. My friend, Emily, lives there and we've been friends since we were 7. I have a cousin there too and a few friends from Portland have moved there. Plus Kaylyn got an offer to the same hospital. I wouldn't have known anyone in Boston. This will be a big change so it will nice to have a few friends immediately.

It's always reassuring when my risks turn out to have been worth taking. I gave notice on my apartment 11 days ago and at work too so I would have been homeless without a job.


Tamara said...

um. HELLO!?! AND:
* it's God's Country, for cryin out loud!
* it's only FOUR HOURS from me
* i'll be there the second week of September
* Amber lives there
* so does Tara (dylan's sister)
* it's only FOUR HOURS from me

is there an echo in here?
is there an echo in here?


Marie said...

DC is beautiful -- I'm jealous. Way to be Adventure Girl!

Lizzy said...

Congrats! Sounds like it was meant to be. Good luck with your move and most of all, have a GREAT time!

Emily said...

What a perfect time of year to go too! Just as the colors start turning. Have a wonderful time :)

Chelsea said...

Congrats, Andsley. Great news.