Want to know a little about me, huh?
Well, I'm a 20-something wife, nurse, wanna-be chef and new mommy. I'm totally new to the blogging world. Usually when I start something, I forget about it pretty quick. So far, this seems to be something I like to do.
I live on the tiny island of Grand Manan, in the middle of the Bay of Fundy. If you want to know where that is, you're gonna have to search it on Google maps. Naw, I'll do it for you. THIS is Grand Manan. If you zoom out on that map, we disappear pretty quickly. Don't let this fool you. We are tiny, but boy, are we amazing! If you've never visited this tiny piece of paradise, you're missing out on a real gem. We have beautiful beaches, soaring cliffs, tiny fishing villages, whales, birds, and just about the most amazing people you'll ever meet. Living on such a small island has its advantages and disadvantages. Of course, everyone knows who you are, who your parents are, and what you're doing before you even know what you're doing. BUT, if you ever need anything, if your family falls victim to a tragedy of any kind, expect to be swept up in the loving arms of those around you. Not too many people decide to move here. I grew up here, and love it with all my heart. I'm not sure I could ever really leave. I don't think I'd ever want to.
Now that you know where I'm from, here's what I do.
I'm a (fairly) new registered nurse. I work in the tiny (as in 8 beds) hospital on my little island. I graduated from GMHS and went straight to the city of Saint John and took my BN/RN degree at UNB. I wrote my RN exam, passed it, and was immediately thrust into a world I was just getting to know. Nursing school really only prepares you for a fraction of what you will see, do, and learn over the course of your career. I learned very quickly that I didn't actually KNOW anything at all. What a humbling experience that was! But, I soon got to know and respect my co-workers and learned my place in our little circle. Now I love my job, and I consider myself a little bit of a 'trauma junkie.' What is the saying....I don't want you to get hurt, I just want to be there when you do.
My husband (Casey) and I were high school sweethearts. We started dating when I was 16 and he was 15. I know, I'm such a cradle robber. At least, that's how many people made me feel by dating a boy who was a whole year and half younger than me! We dated for my senior year, and I went off to university, while he stayed home. The next year, he moved to Moncton, a city that was about 2 hours from the one I was in, to go to university there. I gotta say, I was the first person to make fun of long distance relationships. I distinctly remember making fun of several people in high school who tried dating someone who lived on the mainland. But here we were, in love with no choice but to persevere or die trying. The year before I graduated, we got engaged. When I graduated in May 2010, I moved back to the island, with the lure of a sign-on bonus that I couldn't pass up (especially after acquiring an almost $60 000 loan!). We got married August 14, 2010. He moved back to the city to finish his degree, and I worked full time at home. He came home on the weekends and worked/visited, and I travelled to the city on my days off. We (or maybe just I) thought it would be much harder than it really was. Before we knew it, it was May 2011, and he was graduating! Then we actually had to live together and be married (GASP!).
So, now that you know pretty much everything there is to know, here's what's new.
We gave birth to our first daughter, Harper, on Feb 28, 2013. We have 2 dogs & 2 cats, so our home is very busy, but full of loves of all kinds!
And thats all she wrote!