|An update at last
||[Apr. 6th, 2008|05:20 pm]
Well all, I've basically stopped writing in this thing mostly due to my busy schedule and lack of desire to write it all down but I was in the mood today so here we go. Who knows how long it'll last.
This weekend has been absolutely gorgeous. The sun is out and it's in the 60's finally. With the break in the weather, I've finally achieved a break in my depressive mood. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally. Only a manuscript and a presentation to go. Appears as if I'll graduate at last. Jeremiah is on a lighter rotation and my preceptor is much more understanding this month so I'm also catching up on my sleep a little bit. Always a bonus.
So for those I might not have told, although I'm sure I've told everyone who's going to bother reading this little up date but I guess for my records too it'll be nice to have... anyway, after a lot of stress and worry about being stuck in the retail world for the rest of my life, I finally was able to obtain a position at IU hospital as a staff pharmacist. This basically means I'll spend part of my time dispensing drugs and the other part of my time up on the floors doing more clinical work. I'm pretty excited over the opportunity as a first job. Maybe one day I'd like the responsibility of being the clinical pharmacist in some specialty or another but for now I'd prefer someone with more experience than I to be above me to help out with the things I haven't learned yet and maybe help with the initial trouble of me being confident in my clinical judgement. This will all be a time factor. I'm just happy that in a few weeks I'll be a real pharmacist. :)
In regards to the new life I'll be leading, I've signed a lease for a really nice two bedroom apartment in Zionsville. So I'll have a living room, bedroom and office instead of shoving half my life into one room like I've been doing the past 6 years. So now I'm in the midst of figuring out cable services, electric bills and what kind of furniture I'd like to have. It's going to be a long process as I've figured out that money never goes as far as I'd like or I don't really know how much will be taken from me each month in taxes.. I guess I'll find out. At least the loans give me the 6 month grace period to start paying so I can get settled and figure all that out first before I go spend crazy. I have to admit though, with seeing the end in sight, it's becoming harder to not go out on an extreme shopping spree and buy all kinds of things for the new place. I realized I need everything... plates, vaccum, microwave, toaster etc. I have really owned nothing up until now except my desk and bed. I guess it'll be a pretty sparse place for a couple months.
Now on to the weekend. This weekend Jeremiah and I went ice skating. We had a blast. Afterwards it was up to Clay Terrace to enjoy the beautiful weather and have dinner outside at Kona Grill. We peeked into all kinds of shops for the both of us. We even went to look at the "sparklies" as I call it and the lady inside was bored so I ended up trying on some gorgeous rings. We are starting to think more seriously about engagement type things even if we aren't ready yet. It was strange to go pick things out that I liked and give him ideas and yet strangely exciting. The day ended with some icecream from Cold Stone and then I beat my first video game with him. That was pretty exciting too. I love spring. Today I had the day to myself and I went up to Butler to read for a couple hours and then met Melanie to go play basketball in the pool and swim a few laps and then relax my tight muscles in the jacuzzi. I followed it up with a giant smoothie.. sooo gooodd. Once everything is settled again and rotations are over, look for a butterfly who'll be ready for some friends and fun again. Actually, I'm ready to party now but still a few more weeks to go.
I'm sitting with my window open, birds chirping and a nice breeze in my window and I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow. This is the life really.. it's so nice. It's like therapy to me to have a couple days where there was absolutely no schedule to follow, just constant fun and spontaneity.
So that may have been a boring update for some but at least it's better than nothing right? Maybe now that I've got some sanity returned to me and a happy mood, I'll write a little more often again. I might be in the mood for some silly quizzes too so watch out for some spam above perhaps.
See you all soon! Maybe there will be a cookout this summer or something. :)