Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's decided.

This will be short because I have to leave for work in about 15 minutes but I just wanted to quickly write something in hopes that it will clear my head. I was in Utah over the weekend and had a great time. I have now realized that Salt Lake is the place I want to be.... yes, Lee lives there and it would be very convenient (and wonderful) for us to live in the same city... but it's more than that. It sounds cliche-ish, but Utah just feels like home to me. I feel at ease there and I realized over the weekend that I don't have that same feeling living here in L.A. I think I've given L.A. a good shot (6 years is more than enough time to figure out I don't want to live here forever) and I've come to realize that I miss so many things about my home state. One of those things? Inclement weather! I am SO SICK of perpetual sunshine!

Anyway... Lee and I had a wonderful weekend. We went to the Utah Arts Festival a few times, biked to Snowbasin from Pineview reservoir in Ogden (about 30 miles round-trip), gave my dog, Sadie, a bath, visited my mom and Aharon... and just enjoyed each other's company. It's always a bit hard coming back to L.A. (or him leaving here to go back to S.L.C.) and my mind anxiously races at times worrying about things like living in L.A., moving back to Utah, my job and how long I'll work there, not seeing my friends enough....trying to keep all those balls in the air without dropping anything can cause my mind to whir at a dizzying speed. It usually takes me about a day to get back into the groove of things with my life here... and before I know it, it's time to leave L.A. once again and hop on a plane to rendezvous with Lee in some part of the country. This time I'm headed to Edmonton, Canada in 3 weeks to visit Lee's family and watch him race in another 24-hour mountain bike race. Can't wait. In the meantime, I'll be working A LOT, going to Yosemite with some friends from work and hopefully I'll squeeze a beach day in there somewhere in what will most likely be my last summer living in Southern California.


  1. Where do you think you'll work once you get here?

  2. Leah!! I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it's private so hopefully you'll see this on mine!

    I think I'll do a traveling assignment if/when I move back to SLC because I would be taking a HUGE paycut leaving L.A. to work in Utah. I think it will soften the blow money-wise and will also allow me to figure out where I want to work permanently in SLC (i.e. IHC, the 'U' or where ever). I currently work in a neuro-trauma-surgical ICU at a level-one facility. Any suggestions?!?!?

    How are you?

  3. Bri! I'd be so stoked for you to move back out here! I'm so lame that I've never come to see you, but it would be great to have you be so close. Come home!

  4. I'll send you an invite to my blog.

    I work in the Shock/ Trauma ICU in Provo and its a trauma 2 center.

    Remember Jeremy Fotheringham from West 7? He was my nurse manager for a while at UVRMC and he transferred to U of U and is the nursing director over shock/trauma/neuro ICUs there.

    The IHC facility in Murray is wonderful. I almost transferred there, but my scheduling didn't work, that i think you'd like it there and its a traume 1.

  5. yipee- It's about time you realized where you belong. I think that you will have no problem at all finding a new job. When you move back you can teach me how to run marathons!


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