The ABCs of Me Right Now
Ambition: To see. I want to see everything. Go everywhere. Travel is my current ambition addiction. (do I get bonus points for adding an additional 'a' word?)
Bad Habits: Um... procrastination?
Celebrity Crush: Ian Somerhalder
Drink: Coconut Water. I'm obsessed.
Education: Associates of Science in Nursing from USU/WSU, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Utah State, Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. Next up: Georgetown... tossing around the ideas of a Doctoral degree or a dual masters in clinical nurse education and public health with an emphasis in tropical medicine... I have a problem... :)
Food: Blame it on my liberalization from living in the PacNW, but I'm totally in to the whole organic, nothing artificial, no preservatives, good for you stuff. I crave vegetables. I believe that food should go bad if you don't eat it soon enough. I believe that you should know where your food came from and what is in it. I also believe in chocolate.
Guilty Pleasures: The Vampire Diaries. I'm a 31 year-old professional who saves lives for a living and I can't get enough of a teen drama about vampires. Don't knock it till you've seen it. Besides, you know I'm a sucker for a good love story and OH boy is this one epic! (not a word I use often)
Hometown: North Logan, UT --although I did my young adult growing up in New York City and Seattle
Ice Cream: I actually found one that I like! Only one. And it was a limited edition. Go figure. But it was Ben 'n Jerry's Key Lime Pie (remember my ethical food rant earlier? Kudos to you B&J!)
Jonesing For: A place that feels like home, and someone to share it with.
Kryptonite: A man with a guitar... oy...
Look-a-like: Pretty sure I don't have one. Except my dad and his mom --those are some strong genes!
Movie: Last one that really moved me was 42. Last one I saw in the theater was White House Down --awesome. Next one I want to see... not sure. Suggestions? All-time favorite: Dirty Dancing
Nickname: Depends of which one of my patients you ask and how many restraints they were in... (I really don't have one)
Obsessions: Travel, family, friends.
Perfume: Dolce and Gabana Light Blue -Walking in Portofino
Quirk: Temperature settings. My car or house always have to be set to an even number. 68, 72, 74...
Regret: I believe in living life without regret. I'm terrified of regretting the road not taken, so I always take it when the opportunity arises. Challenges are part of life, and I don't regret those either.
The Last Book You Read: The best 't' word we could come up with is the? Really? The last book I finished was Beautiful Ruins.
Unique Feature: I don't have a cleft in the cartilage at the tip of my nose. Put your finger on the end of your nose (you can sing head shoulders knees and toes if it helps) and rock it side to side. Feel that ridge between two bumps of cartilage? I don't have that. My nose is perfectly smooth and rounded.
Vacation: Next up is Nashville TN this fall. Next big one is England/Ireland/Scotland hopefully next fall.
Wardrobe: Sun-dresses and khakis --not together of course
Xrays: I've worked in emergency medicine for eight years, I look at xrays every day. If I can tell what's wrong with it, it isn't good. Last one I had taken was sophomore year of college (the USU one) when I thought I broke my thumb, Turns our I just shredded all the ligaments and tore a tendon instead.
Years: I just finished a daily photo blog capturing 365 days of my 30th year. The way I feel about years --any way you group them-- can best be summed up by the note I authored on the cover page. But if you don't want to wait for the book to come out, it goes something like the following. There's a million different ways you can measure a year... Thank you lyrics to RENT...
Zen: Meditation. Deep breaths. I'm obsessed. It works.