Hi all! I started writing this post sometime last week and then got distracted. Then Kang passed away and I wrote about that— read it here. Now, I’m finishing up my already-begun post and… enjoy!
I was just sitting here studying and realized, all of a sudden, that I have a blog. When was the last time I posted on here? I don’t even know.
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So, let’s see… how long have I been doing this accelerated nursing program thing? It’s been six weeks, seven if you include orientation. We have four weeks left, actually four and-a-half if you include final exams. I think that I’ve been in the USA for two months already! How has the time gone by so fast? How has it only been two months since I was last speeding across brown fields in a train…? Since I was meandering through the old part of the city, watching the old get torn down in preparation for more tall, empty buildings? Since I was last living life on the other side of the world? It kind of blows my mind.
School has been going well, but it’s busy and exhausting and apparently I have had little spare time for things like blogging. I use my spare time for long Skype conversations with my family. They are doing well, in fact, Naomi just sent me some pictures of the girls and their co-op buddies in Hohhot.
Remember the co-op that my mom started? It’s still going strong and I get to hear about all of the fun activities that they do together. Last week the handicraft was origami, and there is now a little family of paper frogs living in our home.
When Naomi sent these pictures to me I laughed out loud watching Lily and April…
Ben is in Taiwan staying busy making music and friends and other things. I need to skype him…
Oh – wait! I just remembered why I never finished this post. Because literally minutes after I typed “I need to skype him” Ben skyped me and we chatted for a while until the internet decided that communication wasn’t happening anymore. I’m not sure if it was my internet or his.
So now, let’s see, where was I…
It’s Tuesday and I just finished my first job interview. (yeah, a little late to some of these growing up things, I know I know). I think it went really well and after this semester is done I may have a job. I’ll let ya’ll know.
The folks in my clinical group are coming up with nicknames for each other. Supposedly mine is going to be “China” because that’s my excuse for “literally everything.” Is it really true? I haven’t done ____ yet because I’ve been in China. I’m confused about taxes, because they don’t have those in China… I don’t own a swimsuit because I lived in China… etc. etc. etc. You get the picture. I don’t think that I talk about China all of the time… I don’t do it intentionally for sure, but maybe it slips out now and then. It was my home for five years. That’s more than twenty percent of my life.
Alrighty, I’m going to get back to the studying now. Until next time…