Destination: Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA

Destination: Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA

I’m typically the one who initiates going on a trip, so when Corey suggested that we go camp out for a night at Joshua Tree again, I was beyond excited! I don’t know if he had thought it through and actually had an intention of going, but I took the idea and ran with it. I only had two days off in between my long span of work days and then I’d be leaving for Zion. It’s short amount of…

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Destination: Joshua Tree National Park

Destination: Joshua Tree National Park

One of the main draws for moving to Los Angeles was being closer to the many places I’ve been wanting to explore. Most people have heard of Yosemite or Sequoia National Park, but unless you’re a climber, chances are you’ve never really paid attention to Joshua Tree National Park. At least that was how I felt when I was still on the East Coast. Actually it wasn’t until I started working at the climbing gym that I kept hearing of…

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Introduction to Our 2017

Introduction to Our 2017

The blog has been pretty quiet for the past few months. I find it hard to write about the day-to-day and to organize my thoughts into a cohesive post. Because of that, I’ve been pretty much at a loss on what to write. Since my last post (way in December), a lot of things have happened. I visited Boston for the first time since settling in LA. Upon returning home, I caught a virus, developed a sinus/ear infection, and was…

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Feeding Your Soul

Feeding Your Soul

All throughout my childhood I hated when teachers welcomed students back from school breaks, because there was always that moment where everyone was able to share what they did over vacation. Deep down I resented each person who was able to raise their hand and say that they went on a trip outside of New England. I was never able to share any experiences, because my days of going to the park with my cousins were of no comparison to…

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Goblin Valley State Park: One of Utah’s Best Hidden Gems

Goblin Valley State Park: One of Utah’s Best Hidden Gems

Ever since my first camping trip, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the outdoors. I’ve learned what exploring can do for the soul and keep finding new situations where I’m completely taken aback by the beauty of mother nature. Being outdoors has become my reset button from the stressors in life, so in an effort to keep myself sane I try to take little weekend trips and explore a new place every couple of weeks. I’m not picky about where…

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Destination: Mono Hot Springs, California

Destination: Mono Hot Springs, California

Ever since we left Utah I started craving the feeling of contentment I had waking up in the mountains surrounded by pine trees and cool crisp air. Unfortunately, waking up overheating from the desert sun just isn’t quite the same experience. Very much missing our favorite camping spot in NH, Tripoli Road, Corey and I were determined to find some camping by a water source. After being in the desert for a few weeks, the thought of hiking with the…

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“Despite how much ‘we’re everything to each other,’ we’re really not.”

“Despite how much ‘we’re everything to each other,’ we’re really not.”

I don’t think anyone would’ve guessed that we’d still be together almost a decade later. Our relationship has grown from the infatuation stage of our (MANY) days of skipping high school, through the struggles of being a college student, and finally the beginning stages of our careers. We’ve supported each other through it all, and while we’re still developing as individuals, our relationship has been consistently developing as well. Like every other couple, we’ve had our rough patches. We’ve had serious…

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Destination: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City, Utah

Destination: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City, Utah

After visiting Dany and picking up Duke from Colorado, Corey and I were so ready for the last leg of our trip back home to Los Angeles! When we originally made the drive from LA –> Fort Collins, we got a late start and decided to spend a night in Las Vegas. This shortened the next leg of the trip by 4 hours and allowed us to make it to Goblin Valley State Park in Utah to camp out for…

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Some basics to help new graduate nurses ace an interview

Some basics to help new graduate nurses ace an interview

I have been to countless interviews since I graduated from nursing school. At first, I relied heavily on allnurses.com and other websites for interview tips and practice questions, but after a while I felt like I found my groove and had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I’ve gotten to a point where I feel pretty confident going into interviews. I no longer get nervous, stumble trying to find words, or rush when speaking. Although I still get…

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Destination: Buena Vista, Colorado

Destination: Buena Vista, Colorado

After a month in the Philippines and two weeks to focus on family in Boston, we were so ready to pick up our little fur child from Salida! As expected with traveling, the journey from Boston to Mr.Dookie was long and tiring! We attended Tyler’s graduation in Lowell the night before our departure. This meant a midnight train ride and Lyft back to our apartment in Cambridge, some last minute packing and then a 3 hour nap (only 30 minutes…

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