Awaiting the storm (Miami, 2014)
Even when I’m out of town (and sipping on alcoholic beverages in a starbucks)…the studying don’t stop! Haha.
one of the highlights to my time in the DR was sneaking away to this gorgeous paradise that lies behind one of the villages we worked in. no one would ever guess that hidden behind all that poverty was something so amazing that even non-believers would have to acknowledge God. it was indeed the prettiest beach i’ve ever seen. it was literally empty and i spent my time collecting smooth , green pebble like pieces of glass and i couldn’t resist getting in with my clothes on. i doubt i’ll ever see that beach again, but its little moments like this that i will remember always.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer off work!! This is truly the BIGGEST perk to being a traveler! So although I am not working this summer, I have kept extremely busy. I’m in school full time, I’ve made a trip to Jamaica for my girl’s wedding, mission trip in DR, spending as much time as possible with my best friend Melanie and my god baby, lunch dates with friends, so far we’ve had 3 cook out’s at the big house, I’m being worked out and starved by my little sister, 4th of July fireworks with college bf (gasps), spending lots of time with my mom and dad, taking tons of pics but barely posting any…and the list goes on. You get the gist! Have I missed work any? Not. One. Bit. This break was much needed. Not to mention some divine interventions and self reflection. While September will be here before I know it and I’ll be back to the old grind, I still have several weeks to enjoy my time off! Heading to Miami this weekend for some good girl time and much needed beach bumming. Plus I have a lot more people to hang with while I’m in Memphis, new bars to visit, kiddie birthday parties to attend, a book to finish (reading, not writing), and memories to make.
- the drifter
Aromatherapy is easily one of the most interesting and enjoyable classes I have taken thus far at Drexel. I decided earlier in the year that in addition to obtaining my Masters in Nursing with a speciality in Women’s Health, that I also wanted to get a certificate of advanced study in complimentary and integrative therapy (CIT). Basically, this program provides cultural and theoretical basis for applying alternative and complementary medicine into my practice. Examples of these therapies include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, etc; Eastern medicine if you will. This is my second course in the CIT program and I have learned so much already and enjoyed sharing what I learn with loved ones to maximize their health. I may start posting helpful tips on my blog so stay tuned and message me if there is something specific you are interested in, I will be happy to share what I have learned!
A true friend is someone who will walk in when everyone else walks out.
Happy birthday granddad!! (Memphis, 2014)
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
Proverbs 17 : 27
DIY night!! We made homemade sugar scrub. Very fun and simple!
2 C brown sugar
1 C granulated sugar
1 C sunflower oil
25 gtts of your favorite essential oil for scent
Mix the sugars well, add the sunflower oil and essential oil. Place into fun decorated mason jar and enjoy!