Friday, February 27, 2009

The Galapagos Trip

Today I am venturing to Dulles airport where I will be resting until my plan takes off to Panama at 530am tomorrow. From Panama we will be going to Quito, Ecuador, then Sunday morning we will be going to the Galapagos Islands. I am pretty excited to go somewhere I have never been nor will probably ever go again.

I dont speak Spanish, I know HOLA and me llamo Haley and como estas and thats pretty much it so basically I will just be telling people "Hello, I am Haley, how are you?" over and over with no idea what they say back, but it will work out.

Anyways. I probably will only be able to communicate to my peep through email and my blog. So keep checking to see if I post an undate.

I am sooooo excited about warm weather! Hopefully I will come back with a little tan. Its kinda funny because it is suppose to snow tomorrow when we depart and in just a few hours I will be feeling the warmth of the sun.

Well please be praying for a safe flight and that the Lord will use me to be a witness to the others on the trip. And that I will be able to experience the beauty of this amazing place and the people I come into contact with.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Randomness

I always feel like when I blog it should be something spectacular and profound. But obviously if you know me I am not the most profound rather I am full of randomness. Examples below.

I like flowers. Wildflowers are my favorite. I like white, blue, purple and green flowers all thrown together. I am not a huge rose fan, but some roses are okay. I don't like the idea of getting flowers on holidays such as Valentines day, rather I believe it should be on a random day. Random acts of kindness and love are my favorite. They are important and cherished especially when they reflect thoughtfulness. Not something that was thrown together at the last minute, but something simple and sweet.

I will be traveling more in the next three months than I probably will in the next three years. In less than a week I leave for the Galapagos Islands, I am looking forward to the sun and warm temperatures. In April I am going to Nashville for a week which I am super excited about. I love it there. It is totally music with coffee shops and cute funky boutiques. I am going there for business and pleasure, but probably more pleasure. Then in May I am going on a cruise with my roommates to the Bahamas. We are going to have a blast celebrating all of our accomplishments and preparing for graduation while soaking up the sun. Four days after we get back I will be leaving for Mexico with the familia. Typically I am not a jet setter, but this spring will sure make me one.

Someone once told me that procrastination sometimes occurs because you want to do everything perfect and you are so worried about it not being perfect that you put it off until its almost to late. This probably doesnt make much sense to anyone, but it does to me and my perfectionistic self. It could just be an excuse, but nonetheless I am procrastinating from studying for my final psychiatric nursing exam. It is not too rewarding learning about intimate partner violence, eating disorders, substance abuse and mental illness in the elderly. Fortunately, Weds it will all be over!
Well now that I am typing about it I am feeling convicted that I should start studying, but if you have any suggestions about what I should blog about let me know because I am at a loss most of the time.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Future

My oasis gives me hope of a brighter day and a better way. I am looking forward to whatever God has in store. Maybe it is my oasis or most likely something I would never expect but it will be perfect because He is perfect.
It is interesting how people say when you are in college that these are the best days of your life so enjoy it...well all I gotta say is I hope not because this is rough and I know these are not the best days of my life and there is more out there. I am interested to see how God works in the next year and all that he has in store...I am thinking he has some big plans, but guess I will just have to be patient, which is definitely not one of my strongest suits, and wait to find out.
This semester is definitely starting to fly by, for starters it is February. I just finished one midterm and have two next week. In about three weeks I leave for the Galapagos Islands which I am starting to get excited about, it will be somewhere very different and beautiful I am sure. I get back, have finals, then start practicum. A month and a half of that and I will be done! Finally!! I truly cannot wait to be out of Charlottesville and on to somewhere that feels like home and with the ones I love.