Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Introduction to Blogging!

Hey, everyone!! First time blogger, absolutely no experience, looking for any commentary or instructions on how to be a super blogger! As I become more proficient, I intend on adding things like giveaways and such! I look forward to this new learning experience....

So, I've been debating for the last few weeks what I would blog about on my first blog. I think I am just going to play it safe and introduce myself to the readers. I am looking to gain readership. My blogs will be based on the input I get from my stalkers, I mean readers! =)
The story of my life follows... My name is Jennifer, but you can call me Jen. All my life I've been called Jen, but I pretty much answer to anything because Jennifer is such a common name. You've probably guessed (based on my name) that I am a product of the 80's. I was born in Florida, but raised in Georgia. I always have and will consider Georgia "my home." I grew up in a small town with my mom, dad, younger sister and miscellaneous pets. My parents have worked hard their entire lives and so you can imagine, those characteristics are the foundation of my being. My mom will tell you that I am as hard headed as a mule, just like my father. But, I will tell you that I am (at least try to be) as tendered hearted and loving, just like my mom. It is the greatest compliment in the world for someone to tell me that I remind them of my mom. To keep you from boredom...I will skip over all of my childhood and bring you closer to date.
Once I graduated highschool, I decided I wanted to try something different. And by different, it meant that I moved away from home to a college only a few hours away. I always found myself travelling back home during the weekend. I decided right away that I wanted to be a nurse and declared that as my major. There was no rhyme or reason for choosing nursing, truthfully. During the whole transition of leaving the nest, I found myself searching and continously learning to define myself. My love for scrapbooking and all things sassy started to evolve (the sorority life had a hand in that). I also found myself falling in love with a boy. I will save our amazing engagement story for another blog (I have to keep you coming back, don't I?!).
Long story short, my Hubby (who I will refer to as such) made the decision that I would move to Virginia so that we could be closer before we were married. I switched Nursing School's in the process, and prolonged my graduation date. And over the past (almost) 4 years, we have lived happily ever after. Maybe not Cinderella style, but nonetheless, happy. We have spent the last 3 years working on a "fixer-upper" house that we bought. I will blog about all of the fantastic transformations too! I have FINALLY graduated nursing school. I have found my niche in the pediatric setting! I love my job and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I absolutely adore my little family...me (RNJen), Hubby, and our two pups. You will get to meet the dogs shortly. Now, I've told you a little about me...I would love to hear about you!
I am using this blog to keep in touch and stay up to date with old friends, kinda friends, and new friends! I would love you to join and follow along on this path....my journey through life. Stay tuned for more posts and eventually giveaways!
Toodle-oo! =)

1 comment:

Brock and Sarah J said...

RNJen, this is RNSarah. I am so happy that you have found where u needed to be. and I couldnt agree more with your realization that it is the person who makes the nurse. I will be following your blog and can't wait to see your pics of this and that.
ps i love my life as a trauma nurse too ;)