Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I hope that the year 2009 is prosperous for all of you!  2008 has been a whirlwind of events and emotions for me.  I won't bore you with all the details but suffice it to say the Lord is good!  Two things that stand out for me is traveling to Costa Rica which was incredible and I am so glad that I shared this with my father and daughter.  I would love to live there.  Seriously!  And second is work.  I applied for the Trauma Nurse Coordinator position a couple of months ago pretty much thinking I had it in the bag.  However the powers that be chose to hire someone with far less experience which was only limited to the hospital itself.  Of course they can provide no reason why.  Not that they have to mind you but I think I deserve one.  I have applied for this job 3 times.  The first two times I was upset but at least the applicants were experienced, seasoned providers of various disciplines in trauma.  This time..... well I am just going to say I have dealt with a lot of anger over this.  Don't get me wrong.  I love what I do.  Flight Nursing is everything I imagined it to be.  I love knowing that I am helping people who truly need it, not someone using the Emergency Department for their primary care physician.  I don't necessarily blame them I blame the health care system overall.  I have to keep telling myself that it is Gods will not my own.  However that does not always immediately eliminate the fleshy anger!  Let me just say this.... Jeremiah 29:11
  As far as 2009...... who knows what the future holds.  I will be traveling a lot to scrapbooking events.  My usual Scrappers Dream Vacations at least twice this year, to Tennessee in March for Twelve Fridays weekend, and to Kentucky in April for the Life Preservers Retreat.  I am very excited to get to meet some of  my online friends.  I would love to make a living scrapbooking but that will not happen.  But I do have some good news!!  I am the Guest Design Team Member for January at Life Preservers.  We are having a crop this weekend and I am doing the early bird challenge which is a sketch.  :)  I hope to see all my scrappy friends there.  
Now I am going to post some of my favorite layouts of 2009. I can't think of a better way to greet the New Year!!

Thanks for sharing with me in 2008!!!  


Sandra said...

Awww...i'm sorry you didn't get the position you applied for. I love your layouts!! That bunny one is especially cute and I think i have some very similar photos that I think I will have to scraplift from ya! Can't wait till the crop - it's gonna be so fun! Your sketch and layout are totally WOW!

Shannon said...

I'm so bummed for you about the job! Everything happens for a reason, maybe there is an even better job in the near future?
Love the layouts and congratulations on the guest designer, you and all that talent!
Hope to see you soon.