Location 2016

When you first start a blog, you want to have all the right words in all the right order, to impress your online audience. Well I don't have any of that. I am not a writer. I keep a journal, and this is not it. Everyone has things to say, I suppose. I have thoughts, I have experiences. Why not write them down?

2016 is going to be a very big year for me personally. Nine months ago, I became a travel nurse after spending the first four years of my nursing career in Boise, Idaho. I spent 5 months in Seattle working at a cancer care institute, then the last 4 months working in Portland at a center for hematological malignancies (leukemia/lymphoma). I will continue working in Portland over the next few months, but I am very excitedly preparing for 2 upcoming trips.

On February 5, I will be leaving for Port-au-Prince, Haiti to work at a critical care hospital for one week. I have never been to Haiti before so I DO NOT know what to expect. More to come on that...

On February 22, I will be going to the Philippines for the second time! I went with a small team from my church in Boise, Revolution22, in January 2015 for 2 weeks and 5 of last year's team is returning this year! This is the second medical mission trip for us. The team will be setting up a clinic and treating patients in a church in the slums of Manila. This trip is 12 days long.

I could go on and on about the Philippines and I probably will. All in good time. 

Entrance to the infamous Walking Street in Angeles City, Philippines, known for prostitution

Entrance to the infamous Walking Street in Angeles City, Philippines, known for prostitution

Epic roofless church down the street from Walking Street

Epic roofless church down the street from Walking Street