Sunday, January 30, 2005

Weekly Update - Update on Me

Hello all!

I know that the last communication most of you received from me was notice that my email address was changing, and was somewhat vague, so in an effort to clarify and keep you updated on the latest news in my life I plan on getting back into the habit of sending my weekly updates. If you don't want to receive these messages, just let me know, you won't hurt my feelings, I just wanted to include the majority at this point.

First a bit of history. I was laid off from my job at St. Mark's Hospital on the 30th of December. I was shocked, but determined to turn it into something positive. For some time my goal has been to go back to school to become a Physician Assistant. The program that I would love to attend is at the University of Washington. I still have some prerequisite courses to complete, but would like to make this a focus in the future. So, I just returned last night from a trip to Seattle where I completed 8 job interviews and a meeting with the University of Washington. I also took the time to drink plenty of coffee and have some fun! I have made the next round of interviews for at least two of the jobs, so I will be back up in the greater-Seattle area in the next few weeks to follow-up with those opportunities and find a place to live. So my future days will be filled with packing boxes, sending out resumes and living off unemployment.

I was a bit freaked out about being unemployed for awhile, but have decided to embrace this little bit of"free time" with enthusiasm. Like I said above, I am planning on getting back into the habit of sending out my weekly updates. And I promise they will be filled with wonderful details and typical "Julie Anne" stories of the adventures that only I seem to find myself in.

Please drop me a line and let me know how you are doing and again, if you don't want to be haunted my these messages every week, please let me know.