Thursday, April 9, 2015

Life updates.

Salt Lake City's new Public Safety Building.

I'm embarrassed at how completely I've abandoned blogging. What was once something I did almost daily has become even less than an afterthought. So many things have happened over the last few weeks that it would be remiss of me not to document these important life milestones. Please bear with me as I try to give you an update.

Back in March I was notified that I have been accepted into the Psychiatric/Mental Health Doctorate of Nurse Pracitioner program at the University of Utah for fall 2015. I am still in disbelief that I will soon be a student again and, I'll admit, I'm a bit nervous at what toll full-time school and full-time work might have on my personal life. But fortunately I have a very supportive husband and a somewhat flexible work schedule which will hopefully help make my three years as a full-time graduate student more tolerable.

To put it in perspective, by the time I graduate with my DNP I'll be almost 40 and I will have a 6-year old. Yikes.

Now some sad news: we sold my red TDI Jetta a few weeks ago. But we replaced it with the most gorgeous car: a Daytona grey Audi S-line Q5 TDI. It took me some time to figure out the bells and whistles on this car but now that I am more comfortable, I am completely obsessed with driving it. It is the nicest car that either of us have ever driven and we are treating it like our second child with frequent washings and obsessively parking it where the doors won't get dinged.

As you can imagine, trying to teach a 3-year old not to kick the leather seats with muddy feet or to touch the buttons with sticky hands has proved to be a challenge.

But cars are durable! And she is slowly learning to be respectful of our newest family member.


Pink blossoms at the SL Public Library.


  1. I've missed your blog too! You are an expressive wonderful writer, plus I love your beautiful pictures. Congrats again on getting into the Doctorate program. As you said, full time school, work and parenting will be a challenge, but I know you can do it! Yes, I will miss the red jetta, because I could hear the diesel engine about 1/2 block away from our home and knew you would be walking thru the door to pickup or drop off Alice. Your new car is beautiful... I'll need to take a ride in it soon. xoxo Mom

  2. Congratulations on getting into the Doctorate program!! It does sound like a challenge but it sounds like you (and your family!) are fully prepared. I miss your blog too (and your comments on my blog) but I completely understand that there is only time for so much in one day & your days are fairly full. I look forward to the occasional update post like this one :)


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