Sunday, October 19, 2008

A favourite quote from a friend,

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,but that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
--Nelson Mandela

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I am smiling today. Why? Because I can. I also got a manicure which was positively heavenly. I walked in the rain and I am wearing a new shirt. My dear friend who loves shopping came with me and waited while I tried on an obscene amount of clothing. Prior to this trip I had informed her that I really didn't like shopping. We were informed that pants have skinny legs now not tapered, either way they aren't going to be loving me. I did the wide hips with the skinny legs in the 80s/90s and well we ain't lookin' back baby.

Moving on...My roommates and I are going to cook together. I think it will work out. It will benefit us for our relationships and fill our bellies. It is amazing how little food you need when you eat at a table with friends.

Oh yes! Last night we put on some of our library CDs and danced to the African groove. We had an old friend over and when he heard the music he started grooving as well. So much fun dancing in your own home.

I am glad to be home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Africa, the Bridge & ER

What to do, what to do? I am super excited to start my practicum at the Bridge on 20th. Working with Linda and the gang is going to be awesome. I am excited to figure out what God wants me to do there.

I have been thinking about Africa more lately, probably because one of the women I met up here is from Zambia. Two of her brother are touring around the US and Canada. However, in thinking about Africa I have been thinking about the role I could play with my nursing. The question than arises of how do i get the experience I need to do what I need to do. I was thinking about the ER. I would see a lot of things and learn a lot of things that would help me to deal with some of the emergencies I would encounter. If someone walks up to me with a knife wound I want to know what to do, if I encounter a sick child I want to know what to do. I guess I will start researching where I can learn what I need to learn. I would also like to learn more about AIDS and the drugs and care involved with caring for that population.

I have friends in Botswana right now and seeing their pictures make me want to go sooner than later. I told her I was coming next year. I am still planning on it.

I was listening to a sermon by Erwin McManus and he was talking about going unless you get a no. I like it.

So much excitement in life.