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and just like that, it’s 2016. can you believe it?! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season & a wonderful start to the new year.

to say that the past couple of months have been a whirlwind is an understatement. I finished my first semester of nursing school – I could write heaps of posts on that alone (maybe later?) but I feel like I’ve run through the gamut of emotions in my short time as a nursing student. I’m happy to say that I love the work. I thought I would, but you never know until you’ve had some experience under your belt. it’s hard work, but I’ve never felt more motivated to learn & do well. I cannot wait to start my next rotation.

and on further life changes, james found his dream job in boston. he starts at the end of this month. I’m so incredibly happy for him while at the same time I’m saddened by the fact that for the next 18 months, he & I will be in a long-distance relationship. I’m focusing on the fact that this opportunity has been something we’ve both prayed for for years. we’ve been through some hoops these last couple of years, but we’ve grown up & grown closer because of them, so I’m grateful, especially for him as he’s a good guy whose fair share of good fortune is long overdue. I’m so proud of him for keeping on keeping on. thank God for skype & southwest airlines rewards.

one last newsflash: we finally have a date…we’re getting married in may, just as I finish my 1st year of nursing school. it’s a little surreal how quickly everything moved since we’ve been engaged for awhile. in the past 2 weeks, we’ve picked a date, bought my dress, picked his shirt & tie, & bought and/or planned all the decorations. it’ll be a low-key affair with our nearest & dearest.

and that’s it. have you kept up? ;).

I want to take this moment to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who stop by & visit this virtual corner of mine. it means a lot to be part of this community. there have been plenty of times since I’ve started blogging when this space & your presence have made a difference, even though we’ve never met in real life. I’m hoping to get back into the groove of things & post more. I’ll be just as swamped as I was this past fall/winter, but I feel like I have so much more to say & share now that I’ve stepped back for a little bit and in light of everything that’s happening. thank you for following along!

p.s. I gave the site a mini makeover. I’m loving how clean & fresh it looks (at least to me). what do you think?

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