To start with, it is very busy! I am on the same floor since my transfer to labor and delivery has been delayed till the middle or end of the summer. The Comfort (the hospital ship) was deployed in mid-April and since then, the hospital is running on minimal staff, which is interesting to say the least. On a good note...the days tend to fly by since there is plenty of work to do, but it can be overwhelming at times. I enjoy the people I work with...which is something to be thankful for. I am looking forward to my transfer to L&D since it will be something new and exciting...though it will have its own challenges, I'm sure ;-)! Beyond that, I am now a Lietenant Junior Grade (LTJG). I was promoted on May 5th and it feels great...though I keep answering my phone incorrectly...will take some getting-used-to! Also, I'll be due to start picking orders for my next duty station this coming August. We start picking orders one year before we switch.
Beyond that, just finished my forth grad school class and am taking a break for the summer...will start again in September. I'm looking forward to the break, but have really enjoyed the classes I've had so far! My teachers have been excellent!
What else? I've been keeping up with friends, family, and my boyfriend (Ryan). I'll try to post some picutres soon to show you what my fall through spring has looked like. Some highlights include going to Cirque Du Solei, going to see the show Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, visiting my friend and Dad in DC a few times, touring Georgetown with Carrie, going wine tasting in Williamsburg and Charlottesville, going to the Army-Navy game in Baltimore this past December, having my sister-in-law and nephew visit over the holidays, celebrating my birthday, meeting up with my mentor (Cindy), going to church, going skiing and tubing for the first time, a weekend at the lake watching Ryan and friends at the triathlon, going to Hardywood brewery in Richmond, a visit from my Bible school friends and from my family, exploring VA Beach, hanging out with coworkers, hiking, swimming, and million other things!!! I feel like I must have forgotten something important ;-)! Life is full and busy, but even in the midts of the craziness, I am so thankful that the Lord walks with us through every part.