Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday Favorites



1. Bowl of blueberries by felicitycrew
2. Mod Scooters purse from JenniferLadd
3. Branch necklace from eRosasjewelry
4. Summer Love Corsage from AAliciaAccessories

Every great adventure starts with the first step! Yesterday I gave my boss my two weeks notice. I'm leaving the world of marketing and pursuing my dream of becoming a nurse. All things have been considered, weighed and balanced, and Andrew and I feel that it's time. It's a little unnerving and telling your boss, whom you really like, that you're leaving him in a lurch, is one of the hardest things to do. But, even with those difficulties, I can't help but smile. I can't help but think that I've taken the first step towards something I really want: the opportunity to learn how I can nurture, help and heal. The desire is powerful. Powerful enough to take on Microbiology!

Thank you so much for all your prayers and thoughts. I can't tell you how incredible it was to check in here throughout my day yesterday and know that you were there! Thank you, thank you!

Now, I'm off to Duluth to see my niece! No better way to end the week!

Sending you all heaps of love and great thanks~

Jewels

44 comments:

littlebyrd said...

Yipppeee! That is really wonderful you are pursuing this dream. Have a great weekend!

Amber said...

Congrats! So happy for you on taking that huge step! I can't wait to hear more about it. I hope you have a marvelous time in Duluth. Say hello to my beloved lake for me!

wunderbug said...

JEWELS!

yeah! congrats, darling!

i think you'll be a fantastic nurse. you're such a sweet and kind soul, i think you'll touch your patients all in your special lil way and help speed them on the road to recovery & comfort.

down and out chic said...

congratulations on the steps you've taken to move forward (leaving a job is always difficult). the nursing world needs you! yay!

ambika said...

Oh my gosh, congrats on taking the leap! My mom is a nurse & I've worked with nurses for the majority of my career--there really isn't a more dedicated group of people--and you will *never* lack for job offers!

cindy : quaint said...

yay - congratulations! if i get sick, i'm going to madison. you will be a wonderful nurse. this song is perfect for you
http://www.last.fm/music/Anberlin/_/Breathe

hmstrjam said...

fantastic julia! you'll make a great nurse! my mom's a nurse!

Karen said...

Jewels, that's so exciting! Congrats on taking a leap and pursuing your dreams :)

beth said...

Congratuations !!!! You are very brave, adventurous and inspired to make this choice. You will be rewarded tenfold.

Lets celebrate with some vino when you return.

Rachel said...

Yay for taking that leap and pursuing your dream! And I'll be here if you ever need a bit of help with your microbio.

Kotori said...

First of all... wow! Good for you to go and pursue something you feel passionate about. It's so inspiring!

Second, I think I'm adding that purse to my birthday wishlist. I love it.

Have a fabulous weekend... xo

erin said...

i knew you could do it...congratulations! now go enjoy your weekend!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Good luck, 'follow your heart' was the best advice ever given to me.
Everything will work out well. Good luck.

Hello Lindello said...

Congrats on the big step! That takes a lot of guts, but it will be worth it. You will make an excellent nurse my dear. Have fun in Duluth by way the way! Maybe I'll see you out!

jae said...

That is fantastic! You must have a real skip in your step today. Your future is now and good for you to grab hold. Have a great weekend.

knack said...

WOW!! You are amazing!

Microbiology....seriously?! Ok smarty pants!

I'm so excited for you in this time of following your dream... and I love that you desire to nurture and heal........Wonderful...xoxoox

Sara Christine said...

Wow, a million congrats! How exciting to be following your dreams. So inspiring! xo

Courtney said...

Congratulations, Julia! While the leap must be a bit scary, it is brave and inspiring that you are following your dream. Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Emily said...

Congratulations! Best- e

Blair said...

Congratulations on this big step! It is never fun but you have to do what makes you happy!

Also, I love that purse. Such a cool shape, style and patten.

Have a fun weekend with your niece!

PS~Erin said...

How very exciting! Good on you for having the confidence to make the move. That's huge. I know that icky feeling in the pit of your stomach wasn't easy to live with leading up to the meeting with your (old) boss, but it was worth it, I'm sure. Way to go! Have a wonderful weekend!

Candi said...

Congratulations I am happy for you! :)

dojski said...

Wow. That's what I call FEARLESS. It's not the absense of doubts on the uncertainties. It's the courage to do something you really want despite the odds.

In a way, I think we are on the same boat, jewels. Am not yet prepared to be that fearless though. We'll see. =) Goodluck!

alissa said...

congrats! thats amazing, i wish you all the best!

picciolo said...

wow well done, you have taken a very exciting step! I wish you all the luck in the world for you and your dream
: )

g. said...

That is so great. Go for it. Smart girl!

paula said...

I am so excited for you! I know you will be wonderful:)

tanya said...

oh my goodness--congratulations! I can't believe I waited so long to check this post. As someone in the medical field, I think it's absolutely amazing you're pursuing your dream AND what a fabulous goal it is to boot :-)

Leah said...

Jewels! Congrats, congrats, congrats on making this big step and following your dreams!! Hooray! (((big hugs and love!)))

katelynjane said...

Congrats on taking the plunge! It sounds like something you're passionate about and excited to pursue, and that makes me excited for you! Good luck with everything: telling the boss, taking the first steps...

Yay!

Ps: Hubby and I are doing and England trip in a few days...maybe a trip to Scotland now? ;) Your description of it makes it almost irresistible!

blazedanielle said...

Ah blueberries look so tasty right now! It's going to be 75 degrees in Seattle today! I can't wait!!!

Glad you're feeling better! :) And good luck with becoming a nurse! I can't wait to hear how things work out! I know it will be great!

Shimmy Shake said...

Congratulations, that is excellent. Funny thing is I am a nurse and would love to pursue marketing! I do find nursing very rewarding though, so I wish you all the best. Very exciting!

Krissy said...

I'm so happy for you, friend! congrats on the big step.

really, science? wow- you smart cookie!

lotta said...

Jewels, what great news. Congrats, on taking the first step towards something new! I agree, you will be a wonderful nurse and I am sure you will tackle that microbiology class with gusto. Much love and encouragement streaming your way!

Jaimee said...

Well, I'm a little late for that prayer but I think everyone else's may have helped. Congrats and best of luck with your next steps...MICROBIOLOGY!!!
WooWee!!!

Chessa! said...

congratulations! following your dream is the best decision that you can ever make. good luck with everything! :)

Joyce said...

this is great news! I love how you are going after your dream! xoxo

Amanda said...

Congratulations! Following dreams is always the way to go!

Smooches, A.

blue moss said...

congrats on your big move!
thanks for visiting and for your nice comment...i think your blog is lovely too am adding it to my list of favs now!
all the best
michelle
ps....love the summer love corsage

please sir said...

WOW - this is so amazing! Congrats - you will do wonderful and as we all know - a job that will always be around and needed!

pve design said...

Wow, I am impressed. Every nurse that I have ever met - I consider to be amazing people. I wish you all the best. Love to see your nurse's uniform! I know it will be stylish and smart!
pve

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

Congrats! I know that feeling and I am jealous. I am in awe of your bravery, I am sure it will be a great and exciting new change!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Boy...I really am behind on my reading. What wonderful news!! Yay for pursuing your dream...good for you Julia. So happy for you friend.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic- what an excellent career!