Tuesday, March 29, 2011

#12 Update my resume - DONE

The resume is updated and now the job hunt is officially on! I am looking for a job in the medical/health field. Ideally I would love to work as a medical assistant, however many of these jobs require special certification, but I have seen a few that will do on the job training. I am also open to an administrative job in the health field although this is definitely not as attractive as actually working directly with medical professionals. If anyone knows of any jobs or has connections to medical professionals here in the DC area let me know! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reverence your Womanhood

Today is International Women's Day which appropriately coincides with some thoughts I wanted to share. Last Saturday I had the opportunity to attend a fireside with Elder David A. Bednar. His address was an informal Q&A with the hundreds of young single adults in attendance. There were some excellent questions asked and his responses were so uplifting and inspiring. I really appreciated his comments on being good people and making good choices. One thing he mentioned that stuck out to me was when he told the men in the congregation to find a woman who reverences her womanhood. My roommates and I discussed this idea on the drive home. What does it mean to reverence your womanhood? I think one part of it means to respect the role of women and not to be ashamed of the divine gifts we have been given of nurturing, comforting, child bearing and rearing. Reflecting on this also reminded me of a BYU devotional given by Elder M. Russell Ballard in 2001 called "Women of Righteousness". I distinctly remember sitting in the Marriott Center and listening to this devotional. I was so touched by the Spirit and felt the Lord confirm to me the love He has for his daughters. I am proud to say that I have some amazing examples in my life of women who reverence their womanhood and have taught me how to be a good woman and a faithful daughter of God.


In January I went to Portland to spend some much needed time with "The Uppers" (my college roommates.) Ever since we graduated we have been pretty good at having reunions every couple of years. Jamie was gracious enough to open her home to us.
We toured Portland and the beautiful scenery of the pacific northwest. We ate and talked and watched movies.
It was so much fun to pick up where we left off and just enjoy spending time with each other. I love these ladies and the amazing examples they are.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

#13 Volunteer at a hospital - DONE

Today is my first official day as a volunteer in the ER at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. As nerdy as it is I get giddy every time I think about it. I am so excited to be in a health care environment and have the chance to observe the nurses and doctors. Oh and also because I am slightly obsessed with this.