• Career,  United States Virgin Islands

    Living the Island Life: St. Thomas, USVI

    I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone. I’ve traveled. I’ve lived away from family. I’ve lived in another country. I’ve experienced many firsts. OR so I thought. My life in St. Thomas, USVI has been more of a life experience than I EVER  EXPECTED. I knew it would be different and truth be told, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with this beautiful, cultural-filled, island-life, country in the Caribbean. But, boy, was I in a complete culture shock when my “work-social” life began to emerge. If you know me outside of this blog, then you know that for the last 4 years, I haven’t really EVER worked…

  • Career,  Travel,  United States Virgin Islands

    The Beginning of My Island Life

    It’s hard to start this post because since landing on St. Thomas last Friday, it’s been completely overwhelming. People always say “it’s island time” and until you are immersed into the culture and lifestyle that doesn’t mean anything. “Island Time” has a whole new meaning to me, and I’ve only been here for a week. I’m positive that is going to change again and again as I continue to become immersed in the daily living of St. Thomas. For those who don’t know, St. Thomas is 1 of 4 islands which form the U.S. Virgin Islands (along with St. Croix, St. John, and Water Island), an unincorporated territory of the…

  • Career,  Travel

    When a Job Lands at Your Feet

    I quite honestly don’t know where to begin. It’s hard to say how I landed my next job assignment, but I know it came at the right time. If you read one of my recent post, then you know I was laid off in May and worked my last day as a full time Speech Language Pathologist on June 1st. Many of you might think, “I thought they were in high demand?!” And you might be right…when it comes to the school systems, but for me, I was dead set on the adult population. And well, um, this population, the demand is…less in demand. With the constant changes with Medicare,…

  • Career,  Travel

    Salt Lake City- Young Living Style

    Last year, you might have read my blog post about my journey to Dallas, Texas for the Young Living International Grand Convention (click here) with my sister, where we spent 4 days learning more in-depth information about Young Living Essential Oils, business building concepts, and listening to multiple motivational speakers for personal development. Now, some of you who are new might not know what Young Living, which is perfectly acceptable but keep reading, this might intrigue your interest. This past week, was the 2016 Young Living Grand Convention- Live Your Passion, except instead of Dallas, TX, it was hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is also home state to Young…

  • Career

    Something about “Starting Fresh”

    Returning from Mexico, I instantly became, well, depressed. I mean for the last 5 months, my life has consisted of planning and preparing for my Mexican Adventure with Contiki and I didn’t really know what to do now that I had returned. I tried to jump right back into the swing of things (work, gym, play) but something was missing. My lease was about to end and I didn’t want, nor was I going to stay where I have been living for the last year of my life. I was tired and bored of living along and it just wasn’t the right fit for me anymore. I spend most of my time…

  • Career

    New Job, New Location, New Adventures

    Well friends and family, it’s official! I have accepted a position as a Clinical Fellow-Speech Language Pathologist!!!! The position is in a skilled nursing facility located in Aberdeen, Washington. If you don’t know much about Aberdeen (as I don’t really), the first thing I will tell you is that’s it is famous for being the hometown of none-other-than the famous Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, both from Nirvana. Yes, that’s right, Nirvana members…maybe I’ll fall in love with the next famous rock stars. It’s a town located in Grey’s Harbor located on the Olympic Peninsula roughly 2 hours outside Seattle and only 20-25 minutes away from the pacific ocean!! It’s…