Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I give in.

Blogging is another thing I swore I would never do, yet here I am, writing my first post. Some of you know to what I am referring when I say "another," but for those of you who don't, here's a little background.

When I graduated from college with my nursing degree in 2003, my college professors had my classmates and I write out our five year plan. Mine was roughly as follows: "I am going to work in cardiology for a year, and then move to work in the ER. I plan to get my master's degree and teach. I will do disaster relief, and eventually work toward my doctorate, do research, and get published." What I was NOT going to do was ever quit working as a nurse, and certainly not become a stay-at-home mother. I pretty much thought that was a cop out for those who couldn't do anything else.

Well, I guess I can admit when I am wrong, because here I am seven years later, burnt out on nursing (although I am on a disaster relief team that I love and plan to stay involved with!) and loving being a stay-at-home mom to my almost-6 month old, Sophia. I watched my husband John complete three years of grad school before going to work as a PT this summer, and have decided from seeing him go thru it that I never will. At least not for anything related to the medical field!

At any rate, this blog is going to be a mishmash of my thoughts, decorating projects I do around the house, updates on the cutest baby ever, and whatever else I think of. Here's to doing things we swore we never would!


Wendy said...

Way to go , Laurel! I am going to enjoy watching your "journey" this way.

amber said...

I love it! Here's one of many things I swore I would never do - get married before age 30.

Elizabeth W said...

Thanks for the info on your blog! I am super excited to be able to follow along.

And great comments...isn't is amazing how God works in our lives and changes us from the inside out? I am proud of you and your decision to stay home with Sophie...though hard work, it must be so rewarding.

Beth said...

I would actually love to hear more about your burnt-out-ness. Because I am in the same boat, and worked as a nurse for less than half as long as you! We need to do some therapy together. :)

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